I just realized. You guys are using Chrome & Edge in addition to Firefox. If you're on
Chrome or Edge, you don't have any betas to install. Michel makes betas only for
Firefox. If you're on the other browsers, your only recourse is ffmpeg. Even on
Firefox, leaving VDH behind in these particular cases in favor of ffmpeg is probably the
only way to really get around the problem. We are at the mercy of Michel implementing a
complete fix for timed_ID3 data. As far as I can tell, if you tell ffmpeg to download
timed_ID3 data, it simply ignores your request. I believe VLC similarly ignores
timed_ID3 data. Since I have never managed to find a way to download raw timed_ID3 data
& look at it, I have no idea what's in it. You can go through the futile exercise of
. Yes, it's a real site. Apparently, it's meant to promote the
technology. Maybe you'll get more out of the site than I did. All I know is every time
I've ignored timed_ID3 data, what I get is a perfectly playable object, whether that be
mp4, mkv, webm, whatever. What Michel needs to do is completely reject & ignore
timed_ID3 data in VDH. Like I said above, there has been improvement over time in the
way VDH reacts to timed_ID3 data, but it's not yet perfect.
In passing, I found it interesting to discover that Radar's video is hosted on Wistia.
Wistia is a site that has been reported on here every so often as causing problems. This
is the first time we've had a proper problem report that has allowed me to actually
investigate something on that site. No other users have ever followed up on my requests
(and requests from others) for more information on Wistia. They've all been drive-by
problem reports. I know it's a stretch to extrapolate a generalization from a single
data point, but it's the only data point I've got. So I'm going to say to all those
people having trouble with Wistia, try ffmpeg. Look at what ffprobe tells you. If you
see timed_ID3 data, tell us about it. Then use ffmpeg instead of VDH to get that object.
The more reports we get on here saying, "I've hit timed_ID3 data & it's caused VDH to
fail in some way," the closer we'll be to convincing Michel there is something he needs
to do about this.