VAST causes video to pause/buffer
This is actually a followup to a previous topic: https://support.jwplayer.com/customer/en/portal/questions/16967439-googima-countdown-and-skip-ad-button-underneath-player-ui-mobile-?new=16967439
Only issue stopping us using VAST is that when a midroll cuepoint is set up, the video pauses/buffers even if there is no midroll served by the ad server. This would be fine if we could guarantee we always have a midroll targeted, but we don't.
Google IMA is working much better for this. It seems the request is made in the background and video paused/ad displayed only when something is reported back by the ad server.
The VAST issue is with both manual ad breakes in JWPlayer setup and with VMAP schedule.
Cheers and thanks,