Opened 2 years ago

#9467 new enhancement

HLS: Option for implicit EXT-X-ENDLIST

Reported by: rgovostes Owned by:
Priority: normal Component: undetermined
Version: unspecified Keywords: HLS m3u8
Cc: Blocked By:
Blocking: Reproduced by developer: no
Analyzed by developer: no


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.

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