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[resolved] Chrome buffering (2 posts)

  1. nutman
    Member
    Posted 8 months ago #

    Hi,
    I posted about this in the comments of your plugin page on your personal website. The Mp3s were cutting out in chrome. I believe this has now been fixed by moving the site to a different server. The issue was caused by chrome / apache problems apparently. My web host sorted it out for me. If you're interested this source holds a lot of info on the matter:

    http://stackoverflow.com/questions/10840260/chrome-wont-play-mp3-files

    Anyway. There is still one slight issue which could well be a chrome issue rather than a plugin issue, but for the benefit of anyone else having similar issues I'll outline it here anyway:

    When you play a song on any other browser, the buffer bar loads up to the end pretty quickly, however, on chrome it only buffers the first 2/3 MBs and then very slowly buffers the rest. You can force the buffer to load quicker if you click the the furthest point on it, but if the user want to skip to near the end of the track, it'd be better if the buffer bar just fully loaded straight away like the other browsers. Interestingly, if you load the mp3 directly in chrome a similar thing happens: The buffer bar doesn't show any progress (even though it plays) until you skip ahead. Therefore I'd say this is probably a chrome issue. However, if you could build in an option to skip ahead of the buffer bar so the track just loads again from that further point, that would resolve this issue I think.

    Site in question: http://byronstreetsocial.com/music

    Thanks

    http://wordpress.org/plugins/se-html5-album-audio-player/

  2. sedevelops
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 8 months ago #

    Nutman!!!

    Thank you for this detailed feedback. I had a feeling the problem was not rooted in the plugin.

    Using this info, ill try to see if we can trick chrome into a fuller/faster buffering to help people who run into this host+chrome issue.

    Thanks for looking into this and sharing your findings.

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