[vlc-devel] [PATCH] RFC: http: add support for byte range requests

Rémi Denis-Courmont remi at remlab.net
Sat Jun 15 07:53:35 CEST 2019


Streaming in ranges breaks pipelining and cannot work properly if the RTT is 
non-negligible. Sequential streaming must use a half-open range.

Likewise multi-track (like AVI) streaming needs to use multiple half-open 
ranges in parallel, in other words, multiple streams - and that is not specific 
to HTTP at all.

New stream must only be used when unavoidable - notably when seeking or 
getting a different resource (e.g. rate switch).

This patch has zero rationale. Nack.

Rémi Denis-Courmont

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