buffering between media elements using wsx playlist

buffering between media elements using wsx playlist

Post by cHNu » Tue, 16 Oct 2007 20:31:01


Hello,

May be this has been already asked probably but cant find anything on this
to help me solve my problem.

Basicaly i want to build some kind of webtv made of on demand elements for
the most parts. I m using a windows media server where on demand elements are
stored with the playlists (wsx files).

I did create a publishing point for my playlist to have my live stream up.
But i get a small buffer time between each element of my playlist,. Is there
a way to have a continuous live stream without any buffering between elements
? (beside the first buffering you get at the connection of course).

Also, we dont plan to stream to users directly but we use a cdn who is
pulling the live stream from our server, but the cdn is pulling what we give
..and what we give is not a continuous stream ...

Any idea would be welcome :)
 
 
 

buffering between media elements using wsx playlist

Post by Neil Smith » Wed, 17 Oct 2007 05:21:24

On Mon, 15 Oct 2007 04:31:01 -0700, psn





It sounds like the main cause of buffering could be the CDN, so if you
don't own or manage those devices, there's not mcuh you can do.

This article has info on buffering delays, and indicates disabling
fast start on the publishing point might be one approach : See
"Disabling the Server Buffer and Fast Start"

http://www.yqcomputer.com/

HTH
Cheers - Neil
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Digital Media MVP : 2004-2007
http://www.yqcomputer.com/

 
 
 

buffering between media elements using wsx playlist

Post by Haris Zuka » Wed, 17 Oct 2007 18:05:41

What kind of publishing point have you made?
I also see this kind of behaviour when using a VOD publishing point
 
 
 

buffering between media elements using wsx playlist

Post by cHNu » Thu, 18 Oct 2007 16:28:01

Thank you for the first answer s:)

The publishing point is a broadcast one (unicast), streaming from elements
within a wsx.
 
 
 

buffering between media elements using wsx playlist

Post by SGFyaXMgWn » Thu, 18 Oct 2007 16:50:18

Why not send a sample of your wsx playlist ?