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Fixed in 2018.1

Fixed in 5.6, 2017.1, 2017.2, 2017.3



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[Android] VideoPlayer stuttering and dropping frames



How to reproduce:
1. Open stripped project from OC
2. Deploy app to device
3. Click 'Breathing'
4. Click 'What are the benefits?'
5. Click on the video 'play' icon
-- Observe abysmal video performance

Reproduced on: 5.6.2f1, 5.6.2p4, 2017.1.0p1, 2017.2.0b4, 2017.3.0a1

Issue cause: Multithreaded Rendering, with Multithreaded Rendering disabled video plays smoothly.

Devices under testing:
Samsung SM G900F (Galaxy S5)*, OS:6.0.1, CPU:armeabi-v7a, GPU:Adreno (TM) 330, Build:samsung/kltexx/klte:6.0.1/MMB29M/G900FXXS1CQC1:user/release-keys
Samsung SM G950U*, OS:7.0, CPU:arm64-v8a, GPU:Adreno (TM) 540, Build:samsung/dreamqltesq/dreamqltesq:7.0/NRD90M/G950USQU1AQC8:user/release-keys
Verizon SM G930V*, OS:7.0, CPU:arm64-v8a, GPU:Adreno (TM) 530, Build:Verizon/heroqltevzw/heroqltevzw:7.0/NRD90M/G930VVRU4BQC5:user/release-keys
Xiaomi MI NOTE Pro*, OS:7.0, CPU:arm64-v8a, GPU:Adreno (TM) 430, Build:Xiaomi/leo/leo:7.0/NRD90M/7.7.13:user/release-keys

Fixed in: 5.6.4p3, 2017.1.2p3, 2017.2.0p3, 2017.3.0b9, 2018.1.0a2

  1. Response avatar


    Aug 25, 2017

    Our developer has identified the issue is caused by Multithreaded Rendering option enabled. Disabling it may be a workaround for you until we get a proper fix.

Comments (50)

  1. 914d5e3b19c95c16eb244417a0255eac?d=mm


    Aug 24, 2017 10:32

    Hoping to see this fixed asap as this is causing major issues with a client.

  2. E73a44229d4bfb777bf1346ab70482d3?d=mm


    Aug 23, 2017 14:52

    I'm experiencing the same issue with Unity 2017.1.0p4 and 2017.2.0b8, but only with high resolution, high framerate videos. The videos I used to triggered the problem were 3840x1920 at 50fps. It should be noted that the EasyMovieTexture plugin available on the asset store is able to handle these videos without the same symptoms.

  3. 462a16c9e9be677d620513f3143441a6?d=mm


    Aug 22, 2017 08:01

    I'm having the same issue, Unity 5.6.3p1, really poor performance when I push playback

  4. 3d1bc56fc97f70f3a6a723cd5049a091?d=mm


    Aug 21, 2017 16:02

    I also have this problem, video playback is stuttering. S8, GearVR. 2017.1.0f3. Will attempt to revert to 5.6.1p1

  5. 45c3f1fae55e7e47cc02d4cacf040164?d=mm


    Aug 15, 2017 17:59

    Im having the same issue with Unity iOS 2017.1

    5.6.1 has no VideoPlayer playback stutter issues.

  6. 45c3f1fae55e7e47cc02d4cacf040164?d=mm


    Aug 15, 2017 17:59

    Im having the same issue with Unity iOS 2017.1

    5.6.1 has no VideoPlayer playback stutter issues.

  7. 88b90ea1fbc521c3715371675b2bec51?d=mm


    Aug 15, 2017 10:54

    Switched to the latest video player to allow us to have individual video clip instances with multiple localised dialogues, something we couldn't do with the native Android video player. But this performance issue with Android devices means we might have to revert and duplicate the videos per language.

  8. 3bb71ef7c483a4d81f45695c68afbf4c?d=mm


    Aug 15, 2017 10:51

    This is causing us sever issues on a project with a client - who can't understand why previous builds worked, but now don't.

    Hoping for a fix ASAP.

  9. F74a5d0646a3fe1aebde2c436e7a3c9c?d=mm


    Aug 08, 2017 19:09

    I would consider this a regression as Android video works fine in 5.6.1p1.

  10. F74a5d0646a3fe1aebde2c436e7a3c9c?d=mm


    Aug 04, 2017 00:17

    My team is unable to upgrade to 5.6.3f1 due to this bug.

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