[vlc-devel] Re: following a live HTTP stream
sigmunau at stud.ntnu.no
Mon Apr 25 19:54:04 CEST 2005
On Mon, Apr 25, 2005 at 07:50:27PM +0200, Leon Woestenberg wrote:
> I was using the HTTP input support under VLC 0.8.1. The file on the
> server was still growing. I had repeat enabled.
> Playing the stream goes OK, VLC shows the length of the stream, which
> remains the same up to the *old* end-of-file, after which the stream is
> re-opened and the new length is updated.
> This process loops.
> What would be very nice, is to be able to follow a live-growing HTTP
> stream (while it being added to, i.e. recorded at the server side).
> This allows for a simple "timeshift".
> Could this be easily implemented by SEEKING/RESUMING past the known
> file length?
It could, but it could more easily be done my forcing the http server to
serve the file in http/1.0, or using Connection: close for http/1.1.
> Leon Woestenberg.
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