lose position after pause

Bug #1523039 reported by gregrwm on 2015-12-05

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vlc (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

after pausing vlc for several minutes, and then continuing play, a few seconds of (probably buffered) play are shown and then play aborts (or sometimes hangs eating 100%CPU), probably because the network stream has timed out.

and when play aborts, the playpoint is lost, so not only do we have to restart play, we have to go searching for where we were.

a workaround is, before unpause, move the playpoint a significant distance, and move it back. this presumably reopens the network stream.

the major limitation of this workaround is, you have to remember to do it. more likely you just unpause, and then poof, the play position is lost.

i would think vlc could notice when it hits a prematurely closed network stream, and reopen it just as seamlessly as happens by moving the playpoint in the above workaround.

also, if the reopen also fails, don't discard the play position, rather, leave the playpoint showing how much was played (and how much wasn't).

actually, frankly, even upon a normal completion, if another playlist item isn't beginning immediately, i would prefer to still see the playpoint at the end of the stream, still showing how much was played (and able to still be slid back).

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 15.04
Package: vlc 2.2.0-1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.19.0-20.20-lowlatency 3.19.8
Uname: Linux 3.19.0-20-lowlatency i686
ApportVersion: 2.17.2-0ubuntu1.1
Architecture: i386
Date: Fri Dec 4 20:54:02 2015
InstallationDate: Installed on 2015-03-30 (249 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu-Studio 15.04 "Vivid Vervet" - Beta i386 (20150326)
SourcePackage: vlc
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

gregrwm (gregrwm) wrote :
Sebastian Ramacher (s-ramacher) wrote :

The vlc 2.2.x branch is no longer supported. Please try again with 3.0.x and check if the issue is still present.

Changed in vlc (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
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