[FFmpeg-trac] #2513(FFplay:new): ffplay stuttering on MOV file via http

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Tue Apr 30 03:52:25 CEST 2013

#2513: ffplay stuttering on MOV file via http
             Reporter:  jyavenard  |                     Type:  defect
               Status:  new        |                 Priority:  normal
            Component:  FFplay     |                  Version:  git-master
             Keywords:             |               Blocked By:
             Blocking:             |  Reproduced by developer:  0
Analyzed by developer:  0          |
 This is using git master as of April, 29th 2013

 Summary of the bug:
 When playing an iPhone MOV file over http, playback will stutter.
 File plays well locally.

 How to reproduce:
 Sample can be found at:

 Copy the file to a local web server.
 then try:
 ffplay http://server_name/path/to/cutting.mov

 (sorry if it's a bit big, this is a 1 minute iPhone 5 video. Can't easily
 shorten it as it's a trailing moov atom file.)

 Notice that it will take several seconds for playback to start (even using
 gigabit ethernet), once playback start, after a few seconds it will start
 to stutter greatly.

 For background information: I'm giving the example of using ffplay. I can
 reproduce the issue with MythTV (that uses ffmpeg release/1.1) and is an
 issue I'm trying to solve there.
 The issue is encountered when using AirPlay from the iPhone/iPad "Photos"
 application and trying to stream a video.

Ticket URL: <https://ffmpeg.org/trac/ffmpeg/ticket/2513>
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