[theora] Newbie Question: Seeking on remote .ogg files (audio)

Basil Mohamed Gohar abu_hurayrah at hidayahonline.org
Wed Nov 30 12:12:54 PST 2011


What version of Firefox were you using?  My understanding is that
Firefox can seek just fine in Ogg Vorbis files, even over the network.  
The problem may reside, however, on the server, if it does not support
range-request headers.  Was the MP3 on the same server as the Ogg file
you were testing with?

P.S.  If the file is something you can provide a link to, that would
make it easier for others to help find the source of the problem.

On 11/30/2011 03:05 PM, Rich Caloggero wrote:
> I have vorbis audio files on a remote server.  I want to be able to
> listen to these files on my local machine using something like
> winamp.  If I point winamp directly at the file using its url
> (something like http://www.example.com/file.ogg), the file plays, but
> is not seekable. If I do the same with .mp3 files, seeking works fine.
> I thought this might be a winamp issue, but trying to seek on a remote
> .ogg file using Firefox’s implementation of html5 audio element also
> fails; it works fine locally.
> What is going on and how can I fix it?
> Thanx very much for any info...
> -- Rich
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