Video playback aborted due to a network error

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Post Posted July 30th, 2020, 5:22 pm

Since I could reproduce this issue on my local env(linuxmint 20, apache 2.4.41, enmod ssl+http2+brotli) by adding "AddOutputFilterByType BROTLI_COMPRESS video/mp4", remove it if you have such conf. (you must have it because of "content-encoding: br" in the response header on your site)
(btw, maybe it's better to submit a bug report because chromium edge has no problem with "content-encoding: br" for video/mp4)

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Post Posted December 10th, 2020, 5:54 pm

well, it has been a long time with many FF updates and the issue remains unsolved

I can't even play a 1min clip without the network error (no other browser has issues) ... k-2020.mp4

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Post Posted January 13th, 2021, 3:53 pm

the issue is now resolved

here is what a server support person did:

I've added this to the .htaccess file:
SetEnvIf Request_URI "\.mp4$" no-brotli=1

Which tells Apache that if the requested file ends in "mp4", then set the environment variable for disabling brotli for that file.


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Post Posted January 18th, 2021, 9:57 am

(Ah, so it sounds like atlanto had come up with the correct answer. [Well, I guess the correct answer is that things work without having to finagle... but...].)
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