Retain details from tech error. #3313

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Extra details on media errors from a Tech component are lost when propagated to the Player instance. For example, custom error messages are lost and always use the default message based on the error's code.


This example on JSBin registers a dummy MyTech tech. In its play() function, it immediately calls error() with a custom error object:

play() {
        code: MediaError.MEDIA_ERR_SRC_NOT_SUPPORTED,
        message: 'Custom error message'

Expected behavior

The player shows an error with the message: "Custom error message"

Actual behavior

The player shows an error with the default message for this media error code: "The media could not be loaded, either because the server or network failed or because the format is not supported."

Specific Changes proposed

Player.handleTechError_ is changed to pass the whole error object to Player.error, instead of only passing error.code. This ensures that additional details (such as error messages) are retained.

Requirements Checklist

  • Feature implemented / Bug fixed
  • If necessary, more likely in a feature request than a bug fix
  • Reviewed by Two Core Contributors
@MattiasBuelens MattiasBuelens Retain details from tech error.
gkatsev commented May 11, 2016

Makes sense to me. LGTM.


LGTM as well

@gkatsev gkatsev added confirmed and removed needs: LGTM labels May 11, 2016
@MattiasBuelens MattiasBuelens deleted the MattiasBuelens:TechError branch May 20, 2016
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