Tuesday, April 30, 2013

[android-developers] Re: HLS audio and getDuration / seekTo strangeness

Only the one you've already found: wait for a couple seconds until the stream duration becomes non-zero.

On Tue, Apr 30, 2013 at 9:32 AM, Larry Meadors <larry.meadors@gmail.com> wrote:
Thanks Ian - any known workaround?


On Tue, Apr 30, 2013 at 10:28 AM, Ian Ni-Lewis <ilewis@google.com> wrote:
> This is a known issue that will be fixed in a future version of Android.
> Calling prepare() unfortunately has no effect.
> Ian
> On Saturday, April 27, 2013 12:45:33 PM UTC-7, Larry Meadors wrote:
>> I'm trying to play an hls audio stream, and start playback at a specific
>> point in the stream. It's an audio book, and in trying to resume where it
>> was stopped the last time the app was used.
>> I've got the time saved and I can see in the debugger that I'm restoring
>> it before starting playback, but every time, it's starting at the beginning
>> of the file.
>> After debugging more, I noticed that the duration when I call seekTo is
>> always zero.
>> After starting playback, the duration is accurate.
>> If I call start, then call pause, then insert a delay and check the
>> duration, it eventually doors return the correct value.
>> The unfortunate side effect is that it pays the beginning of the stream
>> for a second or so, and then finally goes to the correct playback position.
>> Any suggestions?
>> Larry

Ian Ni-Lewis
Staff Developer Programs Engineer
Android Developer Relations

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