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Support for Adobe Http Streaming, F4M files?


I just found out that NASA TV changed the video format from HTTP Live Streaming/m3u8 to new Adobe Http Streaming/F4M format.
Is there a way how to playback this kind of stream on Windows/Phone devices?


henric wrote Jul 2, 2015 at 5:05 AM

Is it really Adobe's HTTP Dynamic Streaming or are they doing m3u8 files with MP4 fragments? If the fruity fashion folks would just go with DASH like everybody else...

Necroman wrote Jul 2, 2015 at 6:50 AM

I'm no expert, but NASA TV site now uses Flash player and when using network scanner I noticed f4m files being downloaded, see:

henric wrote Jul 2, 2015 at 3:07 PM

IIRC, the web page has always been HDS. The other link is for iPhone/iPad, but now it seems to be offline (the redirect goes to a name that no longer resolves).

YouTube now carries the live stream; one may be able to get at it there (perhaps even as MPEG-DASH?).

Come to think of it, some fiddling with the akamaihd URL may get it to return DASH instead of HDS.