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ACNS and progressive download

We're using Cisco ACNS caches with http progressive download for a video on demand service, and Jwplayer on the client side.

Is it possible at all to configure Jwplayer in a way that it won't download the entire file once it starts playing, but only a couple of minutes ahead of the playhead?

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JW Player Support Agent  
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I have never heard of our player being used in this way, but I will check with our engineers. I know it is the browser that actually requests the video, so I do not think we have a way to control how much of the video is downloaded.

My suggestion would be to consider using HLS streams, which will only load 30 seconds of the video at a time. Please see for more details.

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