YouTube black box with audio, needs refreshing to play

Bug #1264739 reported by Alan Pope 🍺🐧🐱 πŸ¦„ on 2013-12-28
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This bug affects 5 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
chromium-browser (Ubuntu)
Undecided
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Bug Description

Frequently and for some time I've had to refresh the page when loading a youtube video.
What tends to happen is I get a black box, with audio, but no video.
I often need to refresh 5-10 times to get the video to actually load and play.
It always does load eventually, but more often than not it requires many refreshes.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 13.10
Package: chromium-browser 31.0.1650.63-0ubuntu0.13.10.1~20131204.1
Uname: Linux 3.12.0-031200-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.12.5-0ubuntu2.1
Architecture: amd64
Date: Sat Dec 28 20:42:16 2013
Desktop-Session:
 DESKTOP_SESSION = ubuntu
 XDG_CONFIG_DIRS = /etc/xdg/xdg-ubuntu:/usr/share/upstart/xdg:/etc/xdg
 XDG_DATA_DIRS = /usr/share/ubuntu:/usr/share/gnome:/usr/local/share/:/usr/share/
EcryptfsInUse: Yes
Env:
 MOZ_PLUGIN_PATH = None
 LD_LIBRARY_PATH = None
InstallationDate: Installed on 2012-06-29 (546 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS "Precise Pangolin" - Release amd64 (20120425)
MarkForUpload: True
SourcePackage: chromium-browser
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to saucy on 2013-07-12 (169 days ago)
chromium-default: CHROMIUM_FLAGS=""
gconf-keys: /desktop/gnome/applications/browser/exec = b'/usr/bin/chromium-browser\n'/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/https/command = b'/usr/bin/chromium-browser %s\n'/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/https/enabled = b'true\n'/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/http/command = b'/usr/bin/chromium-browser %s\n'/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/http/enabled = b'true\n'/desktop/gnome/session/required_components/windowmanager = b''/apps/metacity/general/compositing_manager = b''/desktop/gnome/interface/icon_theme = b'ubuntu-mono-dark\n'/desktop/gnome/interface/gtk_theme = b'Ambiance\n'

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in chromium-browser (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Jani Uusitalo (uusijani) wrote :

I have Trusty and Precise installations affected by this. For me just one refresh usually is enough to fix it though. Also, sometimes the blackening doesn't happen straight away but only once I start scrolling the page down to the comments section.

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