[vlc-devel] embedded http / mp4 question

Maarten Koopmans 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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