[vlc-devel] Patch for Trac Ticket #2533 -- MMS startdelay

Keary Griffin keary.griffin at unwiredappeal.com
Fri Mar 26 22:38:41 CET 2010

I'm attaching a patch that I believe takes care of the issue in Ticket 
#2533 "MMS stream opening hangs for few minutes".  (This is a cleaned up 
version of the patch I mentioned in a previous thread)

The problem appears to be that even though VLC sends a request using 
"GET / HTTP/1.0" and does not request a keep-alive connection, the 
servers in question respond with a keep-alive connection.  I believe 
this is actually a server problem but it is pretty common.  This causes 
VLC to wait for a timeout before proceeding.

This patch makes VLC look for a "Connection: Keep-Alive" and 
Content-Length header, and if found only reads that much data from the 

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