Video does not appear when a Video Call uses a Custom Encryption Module

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Hilman Cino

Sep 21, 2021, 3:07:11 PM9/21/21
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hello, I'm using an element-android app trying to modify the existing encryption method on webrtc by adding a new method before encryption and after decryption on srtp (extra module). The method I use causes the size of the data packet to increase from the initial size.
When tested, the voice call communication went smoothly, but the video call caused the video from the interlocutor not to display what should have been, including anything that could represent the interlocutor's camera capture. However, in terms of voice when the video call goes well. During the test, the log that appears shows the following error.
  • W/ (line 172): Failed to get QP, invalid length: 2098
  • W/ (line 756): Failed to extract QP from VP8 video frame
  • W/ (line 296): Failed to decode frame with timestamp 4037541514, error code: -1

What I'm confused about is why increasing the payload size at the time of data transmission can cause this to happen? Isn't it when the payload data reaches the receiver that the payload will return (also payload size)? Why does this only apply to video calls? doesn't voice call also use the same encrypt module?

Best Regards,


Ivan Hutomo

Aug 4, 2022, 2:39:02 AMAug 4
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Hi, did you find the solution already? I also tried to implement a custom encryption layer and got the same problem as you. It works only for audio, but for video seems the decoder failed to decode. Did you find any solution yet regarding this?

Artiom Khachaturian

Aug 15, 2022, 2:16:09 PMAug 15
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yes, it's will failed if your media data transmitting based on H264, but works on VP9 at least
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