OK so it turns out the recommended browser for Tablo is just not usable on the pc I have downstairs.
A P4 3.0 GHz is too slow to stream the video from the Tablo properly. I tried it on a couple computers and the Adobe Flash Player caused the CPU usage to jump to 100% when playing 720p or 1080p video.
That’s a broad statement that I don’t think holds water since Firefox is able to play the stream just fine.
And just to clarify, I did not say it was a P4.
@darryldale - Our web guru is a bit stumped by this one. Can you try it again at another date/time and see if you see the same results?
If you right click on the screen while the Chrome playback is going on, what version of Abobe Flash is it saying it is using?
I’ll post another video this evening doing the same test.
@darryldale - Tonight when you’re testing can you please hit the F12 key on your keyboard, and select the ‘console’ tab on the screen that appears. These are the logs generated by the Tablo web app. Paste them into a ticket to support, and we’ll be able to take a closer look to see what’s going on.
OK, so disabling the built in chrome “pepper” flash did the trick.
How new is this Pepper Flash?
It’s whatever version comes with the latest version of chrome if you were to download it right now.
@darryldale - Glad to hear you found a solution. I’ll let our web guru know.
I’ve been having the same problem with Chrome and have tried both the 32bit and 64 bit versions to no avail. I was hopeful that this trick would work for me and it does solve the playback problem but the playback controls are then missing. ie: I can’t pause, play or skip forward and back because the controls disappear. Does this happen to you as well?
By the way I also had to turn off pepperflash in Chrome before Adobe Flash would work by going into chrome://plugins and clicking on disable under the pepperflash version of Flash.
@AceConrad - That’s definitely not ideal. I’ve raised this issue w/ the dev team so they can take a closer look.
Hey guys -
1. http://support.jwplayer.com/customer/portal/articles/1430240-hls-adaptive-streaming (scroll to bottom of page for the video)
2. http://www.flashls.org/videojs/flash_demo.html (click on BigBuckBunny, second link from the top)
OK, I’ve played both videos and the first one is fine, great quality and smooth playback. The second one is not as good quality picture and I get some uneven playback as well as some cutting in and out of the audio.
@AceConrad - Thanks for the info. I’ll get this over to our web guru and see what he says.