[vlc-devel] Live HTTP Streaming (iPhone) for VLC

David Glaude david.glaude at gmail.com
Thu Mar 25 22:46:07 CET 2010

This is a very interesting addition to VLC. (maybe uncompatible with the
code freeze)

I believe that most piece of software that produce iPhone ready do
download/segment stream do push with FTP files on the HTTP server.
That permit a clear separation between the transcoder/segmenter and the
delivery platform (that could be a simple apache or a CDN infrastructure).

David Glaude

PS: VLC can be a iPhone streamer (or segmenter) but it is not capable of
reading an iPhone stream (it is just a play list... and you only need to
smoothly go from one file to another).

2010/3/25 Keary Griffin <keary.griffin at unwiredappeal.com>

>  I've put together a patch that adds an access_out module (as well as a
> small change in the ts muxer) to add support for the HTTP Live Streaming
> protocol to VLC.  This is the protocol the iPhone uses for live streaming
> and and is also supported by Quicktime X and Safari on OSX.  This is the
> IETF draft:  http://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-pantos-http-live-streaming
> You can find the patch and some documentation here:
> http://techblog.unwiredappeal.com/2010/03/vlc-http-live-streaming-module-patch.html
> This is my first time working with the VLC code, so please let me know if
> there are any major issues anyone sees as to either the code itself or the
> way I am doing something.
> As an aside I also put together a small patch for the mmsh code to
> (hopefully) add support for honoring the Content-Length header sent by some
> servers.   I believe this is the problem referenced in:
> http://trac.videolan.org/vlc/ticket/2533 where I also posted a comment.
> You can find more details here:
> http://techblog.unwiredappeal.com/2010/03/vlc-mms-start-delay-keep-alive-patch.html
> Thanks
> Keary
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