[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] Add Apple HTTP Live Streaming protocol handler

Ronald S. Bultje rsbultje
Sun Jul 25 20:13:57 CEST 2010


On Sun, Jul 25, 2010 at 7:23 AM, Martin Storsj? <martin at martin.st> wrote:
> Secondly, currently the implementation takes a full url to a playlist
> after the applehttp:// part, such as
> applehttp://http://devimages.apple.com/iphone/samples/bipbop/bipbopall.m3u8.
> This allows using other underlying protocols, too, such as https:// (if
> we'd ever implement that), or file:// for fetching the playlist locally -
> mostly for testing. As another alternative, the urls could simply be
> applehttp://devimages.apple.com/..., not allowing any other underlying
> protocols than normal http, but making the urls look slightly less weird.

Why is this not a demuxer? It seems it's a playlist.

Playlist support in FFmpeg might be near-nonexistant and require some
significant extensions to the demuxer layer, but implementing it as a
protocol does not sound quite right...


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