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Opera 44 for Android: Cannot play HTML5 video behind htaccess

  • Hi all,

    I found following bug in the new Opera 44 for Android (44.1.2246.123029):

    HTML5 video element or video files won't play (in this case: H.264/MP4 from https://www.quirksmode.org/html5/tests/video.html) if the video is behind a htaccess protection.

    I can surf regular websites after entering my credentials for htaccess, but videos will not play. Even when surfing to the mp4 file directly.

    As test, I uploaded the the video mentioned above to one regular web directory on my server and one with htaccess protection. When surfing to the mp4 file, the one in the directory without htaccess played just fine, while the one behind htacces protection won't play, not even the video duration or a thumbnail is displayed.

    My device is a Samsung Galaxy S8+ with Android 7.0 (latest updates).

    Best wishes
    David

  • @mirage228

    Thanks for reporting! We've confirmed the issue and will look into the problem.