[FFmpeg-devel] MP3 streaming/seeking broken in new Chrome release using newer ffmpeg

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Thu Sep 10 15:22:17 CEST 2015

On Thu, 10 Sep 2015 20:35:21 +1000
Andrew Armstrong <phplasma at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello,
> A recent Chrome update today has caused seeking in audio files streamed on
> the web (eg, via SoundCloud and others) to no longer work. Instead, the
> file is slowly buffered until the required position in the data stream is
> reached.
> I added some notes about this problem at the Chrome bug report list at
> https://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=530043

This was already fixed by an (apparent) chrome developer. The issue is
that seeking precision was increased, which forces reading the whole
file up until the seek position. Blame mp3 for being a terrible format.

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