Bug 168011 - [GStreamer] Add support for HLS streams on YouTube
Summary: [GStreamer] Add support for HLS streams on YouTube
Alias: None
Product: WebKit
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Media (show other bugs)
Version: WebKit Nightly Build
Hardware: Unspecified Unspecified
: P2 Normal
Assignee: Nobody
Depends on:
Reported: 2017-02-08 11:54 PST by what103
Modified: 2017-07-03 07:05 PDT (History)
3 users (show)

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Description what103 2017-02-08 11:54:39 PST
hello. i use wayland and weston without xwayland and x11 depends.
i use epiphany browser which use webkit. i very good look hd youtube, but if i want look live stream yotube, i see your browser no support html5.

html5test.com show 384 from 555

and section Streaming show

Media Source extensions No ✘
DRM support No ✘

Adaptive bit rate
Dynamic Adaptive Streaming / MPEG-DASH No ✘
HTTP Live Streaming / HLS No ✘

Video codecs No ✘
Audio codecs No ✘


section video show

video element Yes ✔
Subtitles Yes ✔
Audio track selection Yes ✔
Video track selection Yes ✔
Poster images Yes ✔
Codec detection Yes ✔

Video codecs
MPEG-4 ASP support Yes ✔
H.264 support Yes ✔
H.265 support Yes ✔
Ogg Theora support Yes ✔
WebM with VP8 support Yes ✔
WebM with VP9 support Yes ✔

i send mesage in gnome bugzilla in section epiphany, but there say me what me need go to you.
you can add support streaming hls?
Comment 1 Michael Catanzaro 2017-02-08 18:33:51 PST
We already do have some level of support for HLS. For example, bug #167003 and bug #167946 are both crashes in our HLS code.

I hope the multimedia folks can investigate why HLS does not work on YouTube and why html5test.com reports that we do not support HLS.
Comment 2 what103 2017-02-09 00:03:24 PST
>why html5test.com reports that we do not support HLS.
because not support.

example SPACE & UNIVERSE (Official)


not work.

but okay, thanks for reply.
Comment 3 what103 2017-02-09 00:07:00 PST
maybe is show what not so.

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Comment 4 Charlie Turner 2017-07-03 03:46:51 PDT
Most of the YT live issues were fixed by https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=144040 AFAICT. YT live does work in my X11 trunk build (I don't have a Wayland build to test with at the moment, but I don't think it's the issue here).

As of today, running MiniBrowser with --enable-mediasource, I find Media Source extensions are supported, and so is HLS. The test for HLS is just checking mime types like canPlayType('application/vnd.apple.mpegURL') != '' || canPlayType('audio/mpegurl') != ''), which doesn't really tell you how well HLS is supported, and in our case, it's not perfect: https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=172240

We also have advertised support for all the video codecs and support for the MP4/{H.264|AAC} streaming codecs.
Comment 5 Michael Catanzaro 2017-07-03 07:05:48 PDT
(Note that media source is disabled at compile time for users, so it's not really useful to test that configuration unless you're working on developing it.)