[vlc-devel] [PATCH 05/48] hls: Don't reload main playlist

Luc Saillard luc.saillard at sfr.com
Tue Jan 10 11:59:40 CET 2012

On Tue, Jan 10, 2012 at 11:40:04AM +0100, Jean-Paul Saman wrote:
> NACK not reloading the main playlist file sounds like bad idea. Anyway
> for sessions based HLS live streaming servers like wowza this has
> already been solved.
> What did you try to solve here?

Because main playlist never changed if it's a multi-stream. Some HLS server
set cookie on the main playlist. So if you request severall time the main
playlist, a new cookie is always generated. You must reload sub-playlist, not
the main one. Note that the player use in the iPhone and android 4.x don't
reload this playlist as well.

Why do you want to reload the main playlist, and increase load on the server

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