Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 814211
glitches when playing youtube movies in rhel6 guest
Last modified: 2013-03-10 12:09:38 EDT
Description of problem:
When playing flash movies in youtube (Used firefox 10.0.3; flash player in non full-screen mode), the streaming is not smooth and goes forward and back.
The symptom is similar to the one in bug 813826. But the cause is different:
The driver initiate update_area(primary-surface) calls, which lead to the deletion of stream frames from the "current tree" (red_worker.c/current_remove_drawable). During this call, the frames are detached from the stream, and if they weren't sent to the client yet, they will be sent as a regular image, and not as part of the stream.
Since the video streams are delayed on the client side (due to de-jitter buffer
& lip sync), and are not synchronized with the other qxl commands, the drawing
of the "video containing" image, appear as a glitch.
The disassociation of the frame from the streams seem to be a bug.
Fixing bug 815076 (removing the calls to update_area when lacking memory), will probably make this bug unnoticeable.
This request was not resolved in time for the current release.
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the next release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
Closing based on #815076 resolution.