Opened 4 weeks ago

#7158 new enhancement

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

Reported by: DeHackEd Owned by:
Priority: normal Component: avformat
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Description

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.

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