[theora-dev] [Cortado] How to support seeking in on-the-fly generated Theora stream?

Tom Sparks tom_a_sparks at yahoo.com.au
Mon May 23 16:19:13 PDT 2011

--- On Tue, 24/5/11, David Schueler <david.schueler at wapkamera.de> wrote:

> From: David Schueler <david.schueler at wapkamera.de>
> Subject: Re: [theora-dev] [Cortado] How to support seeking in on-the-fly generated Theora stream?
> To: theora-dev at xiph.org
> Received: Tuesday, 24 May, 2011, 1:32 AM
> Gregory Maxwell <gmaxwell at gmail.com>
> wrote on 05.23.2011 05:07:59 PM:
> > I misunderstood what you were looking
> for—   What version of cortado
> > are you looking at?  Last I tested client side
> seeking worked
> > absolutely fine in it. I only suggested otherwise
> because I thought
> > you weren't interested in keeping the
> transcoded-on-the-fly output.
> I'm using the latest git version from http://git.xiph.org

> I thought my explanations where clear enough that the
> cortado java applet 
> should be capable of buffering the video data and support
> seeking in that 
> buffer and that i tried to implement that. I dont want to
> post any seek 
> requests to the server.
> David
What your looking at is Progressive downloading[1]

but there a catch the meta-data that includes the length/playtime is at the end of the file (please can someone comfirm)

[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Progressive_download

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