When playing videos on an Echo Show you may experience various error scenarios:
In case you replay material from external resources it turns out that some videos will not play on some Echo devices while they will work on others.
Some urls may not work because of server downtimes.
Some urls may not work because they are out of date.
Some urls may not work because the network is broken.
Unfortunately the APL Video component does not offer an error handler to respond gracefully in such scenarios.
This example describes a workaround:
The idea is to fade in a delayed error message which is only visible in case the video does not appear.
This will not catch up every error scenario but it is definitely better than a black screen.
Possible improvements: instead of a simple text message you could respond with detailed advice how to proceed or a more or less simple animation.
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