[vlc-devel] [PATCH] VLC unable to play HLS live stream

Ilkka Ollakka ileoo at videolan.org
Wed Aug 14 16:00:09 CEST 2013

On Wed, Aug 14, 2013 at 09:25:38AM -0400, Avishay Spitzer wrote:
> Ilkka,


> Try the following stream:
> http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/NTV-Public-IPS.m3u8.

Ah yes, that stream has kinda short segments.

> It's a live stream unencrypted (each playlist contains 8 segments) so it
> will not work with official VLC version due to the download issue I fixed.

> Without the TS patch, at least with my network connection, the stream stops
> after a while because of delays. With the fix in TS module I was able to
> play this stream continuously for more than 2 hours with no problem.

I'll push some livehttp changes in git tonight, would be great if you
can test the to see if it helps anything for you in that case.

> I agree that it would be better to fix this problem within the HLS module,
> but I didn't find a way to achieve that and I honestly doubt that it's
> possible (however, I'm new to VLC so of-course I might be wrong).

I think we should first check everything in livehttp module untill
making special changes in ts-demuxer.

Ilkka Ollakka
Never test for an error condition you don't know how to handle.
		-- Steinbach
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