Opened 8 weeks ago

#2328 new defect

HLS streams keep freezing

Reported by: curaga Owned by: beastd
Priority: normal Component: undetermined
Version: HEAD Severity: major
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked By: Blocking:
Reproduced by developer: no Analyzed by developer: no

Description

Summary of the bug:
Every HLS stream freezes when it goes to a new chunk. The freeze lasts a second or two, and since the chunks are often just a couple seconds long, this makes HLS streams unwatchable.

I think mplayer should buffer a few seconds of the stream, so that a couple second freeze would not be seen.

"skipping N segments ahead, expired from playlists" is printed every time the freeze happens, with varying numbers in N.

Test with streams from twitch.tv (SFW) or chaturbate (NSFW).

How to reproduce:

% mplayer https://somestream
MPlayer SVN-r37940-5.2.0
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