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Scheduled Player Package Stream


#1

Hi
I have added a live stream to a content page with other data, the time is set to 2 minutes which the page does stay on for that long, but the stream stops after a few seconds.
Any ideas? Device is on WiFi, the wifi is stable

thanks in advance


#2

Looks to be a bid temperamentally as working ok now, not sure if wifi or software. will it retry if the stream can not be reached?

thanks


#3

I was using these BBC streams to test the streaming: https://gist.github.com/random-robbie/e56919b5603ecc87af885391e7331657

Obviously just use the url you need such as: http://a.files.bbci.co.uk/media/live/manifesto/audio_video/simulcast/hls/uk/abr_hdtv/ak/bbc_one_hd.m3u8

But yes, I’d recommend ethernet rather than wifi.


#4

Hi. I am using the same url. Will see how it goes as I have no Ethernet access for the pi


#5

Right now the stream isn’t retried if it breaks. I’ll add a retry later too.

Regarding streams: You can expect vastly different results depending on Wifi/Ethernet and the type of stream. HLS, those m3u8 Urls, use HTTP and therefore TCP and are less dependent on a perfect network environment. So depending on the bitrate, it might work on WiFi. With unreliable transports, like RTP over UDP you’re almost guaranteed to get a horrible result on WiFi due to packet loss.


#6

Hi, is there any eta when you might be able to add the retry to the package for steams?
Many Thanks


#7

Added. Let me know if that works for you.

If a configured stream finishes or runs into an error, it will now retry after 5 seconds.


#8

Hi Many thanks works great.