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Java SE 8 JavaFX Application Hangs on Video Play on MacOS 10.15 (Catalina) (Doc ID 2664547.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 03, 2022

Applies to:

Java SE JDK and JRE - Version 8 to 14
Apple Mac OS X (Intel) (64-bit)


Java SE 8 JavaFX application on MacOS 10.15 (Catalina) hangs when trying to play video.

This issue occurs only on MacOS 10.15 (Catalina). The problem does not occur on other MacOS versions, such as HighSiera and Mojave.
The issue occurs on all updates of Java SE 8 tested: 8 Update 221, 8 Update 231, 8 Update 241.

The thread always hangs when calling into the media native code, per the following stack trace:


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