Opened 2 years ago

Last modified 2 years ago

#4519 new defect

VIdeos are not loaded on bbc/cnn.com on Android 21+

Reported by: scheer Assignee:
Priority: Unknown Milestone:
Module: Adblock-Plus-for-Android Keywords:
Cc: mario, Anton Blocked By:
Blocking: Platform: Android
Ready: no Confidential: no
Tester: Unknown Verified working: no
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Description (last modified by asmirnov)

With the new integration of Lightning browser and ABP, videos do not load on www.bbc.com and www.cnn.com.

When loading an article with a video embedded, the player appears to not be loaded at all.

I downloaded the latest Google Play release of Lightning browser to be sure it was not a browser based issue (as opposed to an ABP Integration issue) and the videos on the same articles loaded just fine.

Videos on sites such as www.twitch.tv and www.dumpert.nl load correctly and play without any pre-rolls.

Environment

ABP for Lightning 4.3.3 (90)
Galaxy S7
Android 6.0.1
API 23

How to reproduce

  1. Visit http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20160930-how-indonesias-cinema-opened-up
  2. Visit http://edition.cnn.com/2016/10/10/opinions/trump-sexism-core-vote-lemmon-opinion/index.html

Observed behaviour

The video does not load - nor the player displayed in any way.

Expected behaviour

The video is played, without any pre-rolled ads.

Attachments (11)

BBCCNN Video Loading Error.txt (6.1 KB) - added by scheer 2 years ago.
google-play.png (1.3 MB) - added by asmirnov 2 years ago.
screenshot from the app from google play - video not playing
device-2016-10-12-120530.png (1.2 MB) - added by asmirnov 2 years ago.
started loading: 12-05
device-2016-10-12-121715.png (1.2 MB) - added by asmirnov 2 years ago.
waited for few minutes: 12-17 - still not shown
AdblockWebView Lightning Browser (93) Non Play Version (BBC).txt (96.3 KB) - added by scheer 2 years ago.
AdblockWebView Lightning Browser (93) NON Play Version (CNN).txt (285.7 KB) - added by scheer 2 years ago.
LogCat Lightning Browser Play Version (BBC).txt (615.5 KB) - added by scheer 2 years ago.
LogCat Lightning Browser Play Version (CNN).txt (1020.4 KB) - added by scheer 2 years ago.
video_log.txt (118.6 KB) - added by asmirnov 2 years ago.
video playing log
device-2016-10-24-153028.png (240.9 KB) - added by asmirnov 2 years ago.
playing 1
device-2016-10-24-153050.png (833.7 KB) - added by asmirnov 2 years ago.
playing 2

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Change History (19)

Changed 2 years ago by scheer

comment:1 Changed 2 years ago by asmirnov

  • Description modified (diff)

Changed 2 years ago by asmirnov

screenshot from the app from google play - video not playing

comment:2 Changed 2 years ago by asmirnov

I can't see video in the browser installed from Google Play - see attached screenshot

comment:3 Changed 2 years ago by asmirnov

BTW i've updated the app (91) on testobject and you can enable/disable ABP in settings now. Also i'd suggest to attach android log (because sometimes it's difficult to reproduce exactly the same case because of different device/android os/etc).

comment:4 Changed 2 years ago by scheer

@asmimov - The log is already attached. Additionally, the video loaded for me on the Play Store version. You do have to wait a bit longer than normal, but it does load, as where the integrated ABP version does not load it at all even after some 5 minutes of waiting.

Additionally, in your screenshot you can see the player there (Play Button). But, in the integrated version, you can only see the image behind the player (or where the player is supposed to be).

Last edited 2 years ago by scheer (previous) (diff)

Changed 2 years ago by asmirnov

started loading: 12-05

Changed 2 years ago by asmirnov

waited for few minutes: 12-17 - still not shown

comment:5 Changed 2 years ago by asmirnov

Attached 2 screenshots: for 12-05 and 12-17 and the video player is not shown (google play version)

comment:6 Changed 2 years ago by scheer

Was this with Android 6.0.1? What device is the Play Store version not working on?

comment:7 Changed 2 years ago by scheer

@asmirnov - I have attached the Android Studio LogCats. The integrated ABP logs are already filtered with AdblockWebView.

As discussed, the behaviour is different for your android device/version also, but maybe these logs can shed some light on the issue for the time being.

comment:8 Changed 2 years ago by asmirnov

@scheer There are no "adblockwebview" log tags in the both attached log though you wrote that it's already filtered

Changed 2 years ago by asmirnov

video playing log

Changed 2 years ago by asmirnov

playing 1

Changed 2 years ago by asmirnov

playing 2

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