[MPlayer-users] seeking in a flv

Reimar Döffinger Reimar.Doeffinger at gmx.de
Sat Jul 10 08:57:54 CEST 2010

On Fri, Jul 09, 2010 at 02:44:30PM +0200, Gautier wrote:
> I would like to know if mplayer can make random access within a flv
> file while making progressive download ?
> When I take a flash player and jump forward in a movie while making
> progressive download it sends a get request to the server to have the
> part it needs, but when I do the same with mplayer it just waits for
> the download to reach the point where I want to read. Did I miss
> something ?

Probably that just as with YouTube your flv is hosted on a broken
http server that claims not to support seeking.
For YouTube, this broken server is detected specifically by the
"gvs 1.0" server string and we fix up the server's reply.
Check if the server sets "Accept-Ranges: bytes".

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