[vlc-devel] embedded http / mp4 question
maarten.koopmans at surfnet.nl
Fri Feb 13 12:10:52 CET 2004
I have been playing with VLC and am trying to make a small embedded
VLC-dedicated web server. I am building this using async TCP as this has
minimum impact on system performance, so it would be easy to setup a
"Video station" on your home system where others can connect using VLC
(that's why I use http as well, firewalls and such).
So far, so good. My first tests with a divx avi work fine. I tested with
a friend over the WAN using both or ADSLs, really nice. Running 4 movies
from my 2.2 GhZ WInXP had hardly any impact on the rest of the system.
But when I tried an mp4 or wmv VLC fails while probing. Strange thing:
when using Apache with the same mp4 it works. So I compared the headers
byte by byte, and the content, and saw no difference.
Then I used the dump to file feature from vlc and saw the bit-identical
original file. And a s a file it *does* play.
I have tested this with vlc 0.7.0 on Win32.
If anybody has any ideas....
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