[vlc-devel] Re: (no subject)

Christophe Massiot massiot at via.ecp.fr
Tue Dec 24 10:39:51 CET 2002

On Mon, Dec 23, 2002, Sigmund Augdal wrote:
> > I use a dbox to write the sat mpeg2 stream to my harddrive.
> > When i open the *.mpeg2 file with videolan I can always look a little 
> > bit of the file wich gets lager while using with vlc.
> > Is that a bug or don't support vlc looking unfinished files?
> I had a look at the file input code, and from what I could see the file size
> is read when the file is opened and is never updated after that. I suspect
> this could result in vlc being unable to play a file while it is being
> downloaded, or otherwise being created, can anybody confirm this?

Confirmed. You can work around this by using :
vlc stream:myfile.mpg
instead of :
vlc file:myfile.mpg

Christophe Massiot.
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