Opened 7 years ago

Closed 7 years ago

#11216 closed Patch - Feature (Feature request without patch)

Unable to stream videos to a flash player

Reported by: jjhughes57@… Owned by: Rob Smith
Priority: minor Milestone: unknown
Component: Plugin - MythWeb Version: Master Head
Severity: low Keywords:
Cc: Ticket locked: no

Description

Currently Mythweb only supports streaming. I would like to submit code that allows users to stream any file from their video collection instead of downloading said video.

Change History (1)

comment:1 Changed 7 years ago by Raymond Wagner

Resolution: Feature request without patch
Status: newclosed
Type: Developer TaskPatch - Feature
Version: UnspecifiedMaster Head

Trac is not for feature requests. If you have a patch, you can re-open this ticket and attach it.

The existing flash streaming was never more than a proof of concept, as indicated by the big red warning box on the page you had to go to to enable it. It has been deprecated by the HLS server built into the backend, so there will be no future patches accepted for that mechanism. In order for your proposed patch to be accepted, it would need to access the content from the new Services API, and not direct file access. The MythMusic access already does this, however the way it is implemented, it must read the whole file into memory and then push it to the client at once. This will not work for video due to memory constraints, and even poses some difficulty with larger music files. Any implementation would need to be able to stream the content, and would ideally support segmented downloads.

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