JavaFX Media issues

John Smith John_Smith at
Fri Aug 9 11:20:34 PDT 2013

> So called arbitrary input stream support is among the features for the future.

Could somebody post back a reference to the jira, I've seen the feature referred to from other jiras, but I've never been able to find the actual jira reference for this.  Thanks!

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From: openjfx-dev-bounces at [mailto:openjfx-dev-bounces at] On Behalf Of Richard Bair
Sent: Friday, August 09, 2013 8:35 AM
To: Felix Bembrick
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Subject: Re: JavaFX Media issues

Forwarded from Kiriil Kirichenko who is getting his mailing list credentials sorted out...

>> *From: *Felix Bembrick <felix.bembrick at 
>> <mailto:felix.bembrick at>>
>> *Subject: **JavaFX Media issues*
>> *Date: *August 8, 2013 1:31:37 PM PDT
>> *To: *"openjfx-dev at
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>> <openjfx-dev at <mailto:openjfx-dev at>>
>> 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!

This is correct. So called arbitrary input stream support is among the features for the future.

>> 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?

A glitch related to javadoc execution. FXMedia is still there.

>> 3. Is buffering of media something planned for the future in JavaFX?

What do you mean by buffering ? We have progressive buffer for http links. See MediaPlayer.bufferProgressTimeProperty

>> 4. What about live streaming of media content?

We support Http Live Streaming: MpegTS which contains H264 + AAC.

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