iPad - video marked as played if device sleeps while video is paused

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#1 Posted by fuzzy (6 posts) -

Not sure when this first started, but it’s been happening for at least a few months for me. In Safari, on an iPad Pro (10.5” - latest OS version) - if I pause a video in full screen, and the iPad goes to sleep before I resume the video’s position isn’t saved properly. Instead, it looks like the video gets marked as if it’s been played 100% (so even if I had a previously saved spot it’s starting at the beginning again).

Also seems to happen if I exit full screen, but leave the tab open when the iPad goes to sleep. If I exit the video and close the tab my state is generally saved where it should be. My guess is that some event being triggered when the iPad sleeps is being treated the same as a end of video event.

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#2 Edited by fisk0 (6953 posts) -

Doesn't only affect ipads, I regularly get videos marked as played if I for example switch from the youtube to the site player in the middle of a video, refresh the page multiple times during a video (had a video error in Microsoft Edge last week that caused the video to go black in full screen, which sorted itself out after a few refreshes, but where the video got marked as watched in the meantime).

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#3 Posted by conmulligan (1947 posts) -

I've seen the same behaviour in Safari on Mac OS for the past couple of months. It usually happens when I leave a video paused for an extended period of time.