JavaFX Media issues

Joe McGlynn joe.mcglynn at
Thu Aug 8 13:57:51 PDT 2013

I don't know why FX Media isn't in the FX 8 API docs, but that's clearly an error.  Please file a bug on that.

In the meantime, you should look at the FX 2 media docs, there isn't a lot of change from FX2 media in FX8.  Buffering and streaming (HTTP Live Streaming) are both supported, as is playback from a URL.

On Aug 8, 2013, at 1:31 PM, Felix Bembrick <felix.bembrick at> wrote:

> I am having a look at JavaFX media support and have a couple of questions:
> 1. It seems that the only way to load media files is by specifying a source
> such as a file path etc.  This is not going to work well for me as all of
> my application's content (which includes data, digital assets, media etc.)
> is stored in a database on the server and is loaded through an IO stream.
> Why doesn't Media support loading of files through a stream?  That would
> seem like a common use case to me!
> 2. I am unable to locate any reference to JavaFX Media in the JavaDocs for
> JDK 8 which I found here:
> Is this just a glitch?
> 3. Is buffering of media something planned for the future in JavaFX?
> 4. What about live streaming of media content?
> Thanks,
> Felix

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