[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #31689: Media player not working with 302 redirects

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Thu Mar 19 07:28:06 UTC 2015

#31689: Media player not working with 302 redirects
 Reporter:  hlashbrooke   |      Owner:
     Type:  defect (bug)  |     Status:  new
 Priority:  normal        |  Milestone:  Awaiting Review
Component:  Media         |    Version:  4.1.1
 Severity:  normal        |   Keywords:
  Focuses:                |
 When calling the audio player using `wp_audio_shortcode( array( 'src' =>
 '/path/to/file' ) );` and the path in question is a 302 redirect to an
 actual audio file, the audio player cannot find or play the file.

 A prime example of this is with Microsoft's OneDrive - a public link to a
 file stored with them looks like this:
 `https://onedrive.live.com/download?resid=###`. Going to that URL ends up
 in a 302 redirect to the actual file. While OneDrive may not be the best
 way to store and share media files, it is still a valid use case. Plus,
 this will affect any file storage where the file is accessed via a 302

 There are alternative audio players that can handle 302 redirected files,
 so it's not impossible to work around the issue.

 For reference, this came up in a support ticket for one of my plugins -
 details here: https://wordpress.org/support/topic/direct-link-to-onedrive.

Ticket URL: <https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/31689>
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