Author Topic: BBC HLS stream from Akamai not loading  (Read 93 times)

r

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BBC HLS stream from Akamai not loading
« on: 24 Jun '19 - 07:46 »
Hi Ian,

Here's a weird bug I encountered.

If I try and load a BBC HLS stream on-demand from Akamai, it doesn't load.  However, a BBC HLS stream from LLNWD (Limelight) will.

Here are some links to try:

LLNWD (Limelight)

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https://bbcfmt-ic-7a151a00-0b86a3-aodhlswwlive.s.loris.llnwd.net/usp/auth/vod/piff_abr_full_audio/5edfe9-m0006232/vf_m0006232_347df555-9a8f-42a9-9255-43193a1fe304.ism/vf_m0006232_347df555-9a8f-42a9-9255-43193a1fe304-audio_eng=320000.m3u8
Akamai

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https://aod-hls-ww-live.akamaized.net/usp/auth/vod/piff_abr_full_audio/5edfe9-m0006232/vf_m0006232_347df555-9a8f-42a9-9255-43193a1fe304.ism/vf_m0006232_347df555-9a8f-42a9-9255-43193a1fe304-audio_eng=320000.m3u8
One thing to note is both these streams are for non-UK audiences.  The Akamai stream works with MPV just fine.

Using latest stuff version and latest AAC (rev. 8-).

Let me know if I can help test in anyway.

Ian @ un4seen

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Re: BBC HLS stream from Akamai not loading
« Reply #1 on: 24 Jun '19 - 18:02 »
The issue in the Akamai case it that the server isn't sending a "Content-Length" header with the media playlist, which results in XMPlay assuming that it's never-ending (eg. like a Shoutcast stream) and not downloading it. Here's an update that will make an exception to that assumption for HLS media playlist:

   www.un4seen.com/stuff/xmplay.exe

Let me know if you still have any trouble with it.

r

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Re: BBC HLS stream from Akamai not loading
« Reply #2 on: 25 Jun '19 - 03:09 »
Thanks as always for the quick work, Ian.

Working as expected!