Opened 19 months ago

Last modified 18 months ago

#7158 new enhancement

Send "Accept-Encoding: gzip" on .m3u8 HTTP requests

Reported by: DeHackEd Owned by:
Priority: wish Component: avformat
Version: git-master Keywords: http
Cc: Blocked By:
Blocking: Reproduced by developer: no
Analyzed by developer: no


Some live streaming servres (such as Youtube live feeds) can generate multi-megabyte .m3u8 files when uncompressed and on long feeds. Accepting gzip'd playlist files can both save bandwidth and dramatically improve playback performance.

I've tested this by just using "Accept-Encoding: gzip" but I don't think that would be an acceptable solution.

Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 18 months ago by barhom

I just came across this in my own testing.
I have a couple of live-event streams that can generate a 1mb big playlist.

It would benefit everyone if that m3u8 can be gzipped instead.

comment:2 Changed 18 months ago by cehoyos

  • Keywords http added
  • Priority changed from normal to wish
  • Version changed from unspecified to git-master
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