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Rémi Denis-Courmont wrote:<br>
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Indeed, I don't understand why you're retrying if you anyway set the
Because REPLACE_EXISTING doesn't work if the file is open under win32,
it still returns an error (AFAIK). Because this function is used to
replace a playlist file that the web server may currently be accessing
it is quite possible it will be open while we are trying to replace.
The web server should only have it open momentarily for each HTTP
request received, so hopefully the retry will allow it be to replaced.
Even if it's not (it hits the maximum retries), the same code will be
run again when the next segment is created, and try again some number
This is really not the ideal situation, but it was pretty much the best
I could come up with under win32. As soon as this patch is accepted
and commited I plan on submitting another patch to to add a new
parameter to livehttp, "exec" which will spawn an external program
everytime a new segment is created and/or the playlist is updated.
This will give people the ability to use FTP, SCP, or some other
mechanism to upload the new files to a web server if VLC is running
elsewhere. For win32 this will allow people to implement their own
synchronization mechanism via scripts/PHP/etc to make sure the playlist
is updated when it needs to be. (I didn't want to make the changes for
"exec" yet, as I was hoping to get this patch accepted first.
Especially since the "exec" patch may introduce additional security
issues as it spawns external programs...)<br>