[vlc-devel] HLS player

Kevin Cadieux kcadieux at gmail.com
Wed Jun 19 03:53:55 CEST 2013

The VLC console shows suspicious messages that are probably linked to my

main warning: buffer too late (-16083945 us): dropped

I get many of these in a row. Any ideas anyone?

On Tue, Jun 18, 2013 at 9:02 PM, Kevin Cadieux <kcadieux at gmail.com> wrote:

> Alright, thanks for the explanation.
> I am having a strange little problem right now. I compiled VLC on Ubuntu
> using these guidelines: http://wiki.videolan.org/UnixCompile
> Everything was fine until I started VLC and loaded a sample HLS stream.
> The HLS feed kept jumping 10 to 15 seconds ahead every 2 seconds. For some
> reason, VLC is calling the Read function of the HLS module way too fast
> which causes the skipping ahead (I think). Does anyone have an idea why VLC
> would be doing that? I didn't modify the source at all and the problem does
> not occur when I use the real VLC release.
> Thank you,
> Kevin
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