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tim_beynart
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Paused HLS Live Stream Resumes Without Interaction

Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:01 am

I have a "bug" with Live HLS content.
If I pause the stream, it will resume automatically after ~5 minutes. 
If I click pause again, it will not pause the stream.
If I restart the stream (return to live), I can again pause for ~5 minutes before it resumes by itself.

I assume this is the expected behavior with a 5 min sliding window. But I am told this behavior is unacceptable, and video should not resume until a user clicks PLAY. 
What is the expected behavior with a live stream?

This is happening on 7.7 and 8.0 firmware across devices (old stick, 3, 4, premiere+)
 
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Re: Paused HLS Live Stream Resumes Without Interaction

Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:00 pm

To be honest, that's what I would expect to happen. Once the box's RAM fills up it pretty much has to either start playing or start throwing away new segments. Most live streams I've analyzed only save a small number of segments on the server and only list a small number of segments in the playlist, so in general a player can't pause a live stream forever.

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Re: Paused HLS Live Stream Resumes Without Interaction

Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:25 pm

Yeah I can watch the segments stop downloading in Charles and then the stream resumes. I am now faced with trying to explain this to people who don't want to hear it.  :lol:
 
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Re: Paused HLS Live Stream Resumes Without Interaction

Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:44 am

Still not convinced this is the expected behavior. iOS will remain paused indefinitely, then resume at the live point if the DVR window has passed.
 
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Re: Paused HLS Live Stream Resumes Without Interaction

Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:36 pm

We've been noticing this for some time in our apps.
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Re: Paused HLS Live Stream Resumes Without Interaction

Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:15 am

FTI, I got a response from Roku. This is, in fact, the intended behavior. When your paused time reaches the limit of the DVR window, the stream will resume.

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