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How to increase video buffer for HLS (Apple HTTP Live Streaming)?


We're using JW Player to play our videos served from Wowza 3.5, for iOS devices we're serving the video using HLS with JW Player 6.

The streaming of videos are working fine when viewed in iPhone and iPad.

What we are trying to do now is, when a video is playing in an iOS device and a user paused it we would like the video to buffer (download) while it is paused so even if the user lost connection to the internet he could still watch the video. Currently it is only buffering for 30 seconds to 1 minute. How could we increase this buffer time to possibly buffer / download the whole video while the player is paused?

Is this possible?

Thanks for your help!

1 Community Answers


JW Player Support Agent  
-1 rated :

Unfortunately, this buffer cannot be controlled. It’s locked up inside iOS’s streaming heuristics.

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