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In the Hot Questions feed right now is a question titled What cameos has Stan Lee had?.

Tapping on this question displays the post and then the app crashes about 4 seconds later. Happens for me consistently on this one question.

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    Probably due to the many YouTube embeds, though it does not crash the android app. – ShaWiz May 28 '17 at 7:36
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    My PC barely survives that answer, heh. It's ~41 mb over ~600 requests with a load time of ~59 seconds. It's pretty hefty although yeah, the app shouldn't crash, unless perhaps the device is out of memory. – Jason C May 28 '17 at 8:44
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    No repro here, what app version and device are you using? – Cai May 28 '17 at 8:48
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    @Cai repro for 1.6.6.2 iPad – αλεχολυτ May 28 '17 at 11:23
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    @alexolut yeh, just checked, I can repro on iPad mini but not on iPhone 6 (both 1.6.6.2) – Cai May 28 '17 at 11:32
  • This looks like is was an OOM problem. I'm not seeing any related crashes from that time so memory-use is the likely culprit. – Brian Nickel May 30 '17 at 18:44
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Update: All embedded videos have been changed to hyperlinks. Post should no longer crash on mobile.


Author of the aformentioned post here. I should probably apologize about that...

My self-answer on that post is a lengthy behemoth, containing over 100 hyperlinked references and around 34 embedded YouTube videos.

As Jason C remarked:

My PC barely survives that answer, heh. It's ~41 mb over ~600 requests with a load time of ~59 seconds. It's pretty hefty although yeah, the app shouldn't crash, unless perhaps the device is out of memory.

In the Movies & TV chat, it's been suggested that the videos be changed to hyperlinks instead of embedded videos to alleviate the issue. It's a good idea, since loading 34 videos at once is fairly demanding on any machine. I just haven't had the chance to sit down and convert every single link.

Funnily enough, you actually beat me to the punch on reporting this. I was planning on asking my own version of this question with the title "How many YouTube videos does it take to crash Stack Exchange?"

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    Just whatever you do, don't look at the revision history; it's that * 11, ha. – Jason C May 28 '17 at 17:51
  • @Jason maybe better redact the previous revisions... – ShaWiz May 28 '17 at 18:38

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