[FFmpeg-user] Playback issues with HLS on Android

Fing Cmo fingcmo at gmail.com
Mon May 13 07:14:54 CEST 2013


Just to correct and add to the test list.
I tested your HLS test page on the following devices on their Chrome
Latest official OS/Firmware versions as of today.

Galaxy Note 2 -------------------- 1st AND 4th video play (No Flash).
Google Nexus 4 (Phone) ----- 1st AND 4th video play (No Flash).
Google Nexus 7 (Tablet) ----- 1st AND 4th video play (No Flash).
iPhone 4 --------------------------- All 4 HTML5 videos play (No Flash).
iPhone 5 --------------------------- All 4 HTML5 videos play (No Flash).
Google TV (Vizio VAP430) - ALL 5 videos play including the flash one.

Note that for Google TV, it plays in spite of your disclaimer:

"*Note:* AddType application/vnd.apple.mpegurl m3u8 #Does not work on

So apparently it works on that Android :)


On Sat, May 11, 2013 at 12:14 AM, Walter Ebert <lists at walterebert.com>wrote:

> > If you don't mind, can you provide the ffmpeg commands you used to
> > generate the video segments?
> The commands are on Bitbucket:
> https://bitbucket.org/walterebert/ffmpeg-hls/src
> > Do the exact segments play on iDevices as well?
> > I guess I can test those later on iPhone :)
> The segments play on iOS devices. Although there is a problem on older
> devices with a resolution of 480x360 pixels (and iOS 4.2):
> - The first video can be started, but actually does not play because it
> contains higher resolution streams.
> - The 2nd and 3rd video cannot be started.
> - The 4th video with the 480x270.m3u8 stream play just fine.
> I would have expected that the device would automatically select the
> highest resolution it can play.
> On iPad the videos play without any problems. iPad 1 cannot play full HD
> (1920x1080) or higher. That is why the highest resolution on test page
> is 1280x720 pixels.
> >> I looked at your test page and found that your 3rd example has a typo in
> >> the mime type: appplication/vnd.apple.mpegURL
> >>
> >> It should be application/vnd.apple.mpegURL
> >>
> >> (Note your mistaken triple "p")
> Thanks Timothy for catching that. I corrected the MIME type.
> Cheers,
> Walter
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