Black boxes flickering quickly across video feeds

I’ve been running into an odd display issue, hoping someone here has an
idea what’s causing it.

Some of my users report black boxes flickering rapidly all over the video
display area encompassing the individual feeds. The boxes are not
constrained to the size of a single feed, so I doubt it’s a server side
issue. See attached screenshot for reference, it was one of the flickers
caught by a user.

I’m stumped as to what could be causing this. Some stupid thing I’m doing
in my layout code? A bug in Chrome when a bunch of video elements are
placed next to each other? Any other sane possibility welcome :slight_smile:

black-flicker-bug-screenshot.pdf (373 KB)

I’ve adjusted my feeds to QVGA quality for more than 4 simultaneous
connections, and that seems to have helped. Besides lowering the
resolution, is there anything else I can do to impact the bit rate? I don’t
think I’ve seen any other settings for that.

For those interested, the original issue I found posted was here:
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/discuss-webrtc/lvXCygdSlbg

And a fair number of seemingly related bugs already filed:

https://bugs.chromium.org/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=635283
https://bugs.chromium.org/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=632741
https://bugs.chromium.org/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=630394
https://bugs.chromium.org/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=565937

Brian, did you ever figure out a way to solve this issue for your use case?On Friday, September 2, 2016 at 1:27:32 AM UTC-7, Pedro Rodriguez wrote:

I’m afraid that’s a Chrome WebRTC rendering issue that’s been present
since around Chrome 49. What we know is that the more stressed the CPU (or
maybe even the GPU) is, the more likely the problem is. With a big number
of videos, Chrome can even freeze.
Ways to lighten the processing load is using lower bitrate videos or using
SlideShowMode.

Pedro Rodriguez

On 02 Sep 2016, at 01:33, Chad Phillips <thehunm...@gmail.com <javascript:>> wrote:

I’ve been running into an odd display issue, hoping someone here has an
idea what’s causing it.

Some of my users report black boxes flickering rapidly all over the video
display area encompassing the individual feeds. The boxes are not
constrained to the size of a single feed, so I doubt it’s a server side
issue. See attached screenshot for reference, it was one of the flickers
caught by a user.

I’m stumped as to what could be causing this. Some stupid thing I’m doing
in my layout code? A bug in Chrome when a bunch of video elements are
placed next to each other? Any other sane possibility welcome :slight_smile:


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I’m afraid that’s a Chrome WebRTC rendering issue that’s been present since around Chrome 49. What we know is that the more stressed the CPU (or maybe even the GPU) is, the more likely the problem is. With a big number of videos, Chrome can even freeze.
Ways to lighten the processing load is using lower bitrate videos or using SlideShowMode.–
Pedro Rodriguez

On 02 Sep 2016, at 01:33, Chad Phillips thehunmonkgroup@gmail.com wrote:

I’ve been running into an odd display issue, hoping someone here has an idea what’s causing it.

Some of my users report black boxes flickering rapidly all over the video display area encompassing the individual feeds. The boxes are not constrained to the size of a single feed, so I doubt it’s a server side issue. See attached screenshot for reference, it was one of the flickers caught by a user.

I’m stumped as to what could be causing this. Some stupid thing I’m doing in my layout code? A bug in Chrome when a bunch of video elements are placed next to each other? Any other sane possibility welcome :slight_smile:


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