[vlc-devel] [PATCH] Naming patterns for HLS segments

David Glaude david.glaude at gmail.com
Sat Apr 14 23:06:43 CEST 2012

+1 this

Le 13 avril 2012 20:00, Rémi Denis-Courmont <remi at remlab.net> a écrit :
> Still, do you really need a linear counter? I would expect you only need a
> monotonic counter. Then I would much prefer YYYYMMDDhhmmss over Epoch.

This is much more readable... human browsable.
It is sufficient if the lenght of a HLS chunck is know in advance and
not too short (1s or less might introduce problem).
By listing all the required files, it is rather easy to make a VOD
version with is a portion of the initial live streaming.

You may want to consider the start and stop time.

I work with system that encode filename as:

The first HHMMSSFF is for the start time and second HHMMSSFF is for
the end time.
This might be very important because HLS chunck might not be 1 second in lenght.
"FF" is for Frame number (from 00 to 24 AFAIR) because this is the
kind of precision you may want have.

David Glaude

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