Cannot play a media file from the beginning

Cannot play a media file from the beginning

Support ForumCategory: Usage and FeaturesCannot play a media file from the beginning
stephenlai asked 9 months ago
I have placed a MP4 file (content.mp4) in the folder “media” of an EvoStream Media Server.  And, the server has Stream Aliases enabled.   First, I issue the following command to the server: addStreamAlias localStreamName=content.mp4 aliasName=ContentAlias expirePeriod=0   Then, I issue the following command to the server: pullstream uri=rtmp://127.0.0.1/vod/ContentAlias keepAlive=1 localStreamName=ContentLive   Finally, I issue the following command to the server: addStreamAlias localStreamName=ContentLive aliasName=ContentLiveAlias
expirePeriod=0 However, when I try to play the MP4 file with the following URI rtmp://<SERVER_ADDRESS>/live/ContentLiveAlias although the MP4 file can be played, the beginning of the file is skipped. Any idea in start playing the MP4 file from its beginning.  



2 Answers
stephenlai answered 9 months ago
May be, I would like to revise my question as follows. I want to play a MP4 file stored in the “media” folder using WebSockets with the HTML5 web player of EMS (http://docs.evostream.com/2.0/html5players_wsdemo.html).  Any idea in doing so? (The idea of my approach as mentioned in the original question comes from “HLS VOD Work Around” in the web page http://docs.evostream.com/2.0/userguide_videoondemand.html.)
erika Staff answered 9 months ago
Hi stephenlai , Apologies for the late response. As mentioned in the documentation, you can only play the following in Websockets:
  • Pulled RTMP/RTSP streams
  • Lazy pulled streams (filename.vod)
  • Playlist files (filename.lst)
Direct playback of MP4 file in websockets is not yet supported in release 2.0. Hope this helps!

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