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Player hangs and becomes black when changing video source multiple times

Topics: Windows 8 Xaml
Jun 26, 2012 at 11:59 AM

I try to create a videoplayer and the player hangs and goes black with sound playing normal whenever I switch clips over 5-10 times in the app. I have to close the app to get it back to normal. Any way to debug this issue?

I create a new player from C# every time I enter the page, and close and dispose it every time I leave the page. The problem still occurs.

Jun 27, 2012 at 12:34 AM

chrisva, could I get you to try to see if you can repro this with the sample app (included with the source download)...

  1. Run the sample
  2. Click on the "Progressive video" sample.
  3. At about 3 seconds in, right click to bring up the app bar, and click back while the video is still playing.
  4. Repeat from #2

I just tried this 15 times in a row and was unable to see the behavior reported.

Also, are you using smooth streaming or progressive?