[FFmpeg-trac] #9467(undetermined:new): HLS: Option for implicit EXT-X-ENDLIST

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Thu Oct 21 19:35:58 EEST 2021

#9467: HLS: Option for implicit EXT-X-ENDLIST
             Reporter:  rgovostes    |                     Type:
                                     |  enhancement
               Status:  new          |                 Priority:  normal
            Component:               |                  Version:
  undetermined                       |  unspecified
             Keywords:  HLS m3u8     |               Blocked By:
             Blocking:               |  Reproduced by developer:  0
Analyzed by developer:  0            |
 When a .m3u8 file does not contain a #EXT-X-ENDLIST, ffmpeg treats it as a
 live stream and repeatedly tries to refresh the file, potentially forever
 if the file is static.

 This creates an easy way for sites to break ffmpeg or youtube-dl.

 Ideally there would be an option that would indicate to ffmpeg that the
 playlist is complete and to act as though #EXT-X-ENDLIST appears at the
 end of the file.
Ticket URL: <https://trac.ffmpeg.org/ticket/9467>
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