Android Chrome 54: Publisher video freezing

We're received reports of OpenTok publishers having their video freeze on Android Chrome 54.

This manifests as a publisher that starts normally and sends continuous video, but a variable amount of time later (usually several minutes or less) the video feed will freeze. All subscribers to this publisher will freeze on the last frame sent, and this video stream does not recover. No errors actually occur, but the camera stops sending new video frames. This publisher must be destroyed and another one recreated.

This is a regression bug introduced by Android Chrome in version 54. You can see the Chromium bug report and work progress here:
https://bugs.chromium.org/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=660738

We are waiting for the Chrome team to close this, but if this is a blocker for you we also suggest using the native Android SDK, available here: https://tokbox.com/developer/sdks/android/

If you have any questions that this does not address, please email support@tokbox.com.

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