HLS Audio Only Live Stream Buffering Forever in Enterprise Version
My company is developing live streaming server. We have brought Enterprise Version license to test our stream. Recently we use JWPlayer to test a HLS audio only live stream which segment type is AAC. It plays 10~30 sec then it keeps buffering forever. Next, I use Wowza to test the player. Same situation occurs. Afterwards, I borrow Premium Version Key from our client and re-test with live stream from my server and Wowza. The playback is normal this time. Thus, I think the problem only occurs in Enterprise Version.
I don't know what do you mean "time out". That link is what I embed in the player. I can play with Premium Version. You can't play because the network between us may not good enough as my company is in Hong Kong.
So, I suggest you to use Wowza to test. As I mentioned in the first post, my audio live stream setting is HLS with AAC and segment duration is 10 sec.
To add more information, I see there is different between Premium Version and Enterprise Version.
For Premium, there is "Live Broadcast" in the control bar.
For Enterprise, there is a seeking bar instead. By opening the debug panel in Chrome/Firefox, I see JWPlayer requesting more file than it can play before buffering forever. All requests are success.
Can I get any debug message from JWPlayer as I have never seen "time out"?
Hm, then it means there is an issue with the DVR in the stream. The reason premium works is because premium does not have DVR, but enterprise does, hence the issue arises. Since it also happens in the wowza sample player, this issue is related to the stream itself.
And also I want to know what is "this issue is related to the stream itself"? I have same problem with Video HLS Live streaming but it can play longer time before buffering forever. So, what is the standard of HLS streaming suitable for JWPlayer?
We have never enabled DVR in Wowza and my own server. That's why I ask you how to disable it. Or how JWPlayer identify my stream as DVR?
Since I only has audio only stream from Wowza, I don't know video buffering forever will exist in Wowza case or not. For audio only, result is same as using my server.
However, I can say video buffering forever is a rare case. It happens in Enterprise version. Again my stream will be identify as DVR but it is actually not. You may need to play for a long time (more than few hours) to see if this happen or not. Sometimes it can play until flash player crash.
It only happens in the Enterprise edition because the enterprise edition supports DVR, Premium does not. When you play the player in enterprise, there is a slider where you can seek back from live (DVR), while in Premium there is no such option. Your m3u8 has it enabled. I do not know how it is enabled, that is totally on your end entirely.