JavaFX Media HTTPS support

Kirill Kirichenko kirill.kirichenko at
Thu Oct 3 01:28:08 PDT 2013

For HTTP Live Streaming and some cases for MP4 on Mac we using QTMovie, 
which only accepts URLs for FILE or HTTP protocol only and handles 
downloading, progress buffering and HLS playlists parsing internally. We 
do not have control over it. MP4 can also be played on Mac via GStreamer 
via Video Acceleration Framework, but it is limited to only one instance 
and one stream across all apps (meaning if someone runs QuickTime and 
loaded movie we cannot use it),  limited support of H.264 bitsream (not 
all resolutions, framerates, profiles are supported). It depends on 
video card.

On 03.10.2013 12:24, Randahl Isaksen wrote:
> No. Adding a feature which only works on some desktop OSes ruins the
> WORA quality of Java. What kinds of restrictions? Resource restrictions
> or...?
> Den 03/10/2013 10.19 skrev "Kirill Kirichenko"
> <kirill.kirichenko at <mailto:kirill.kirichenko at>>:
>     We've started working on HTTPS support in JavaFX Media component.
>     Due to internal restrictions we won't be able to support HTTPS on
>     MacOs (and possibly on iOS).
>     Do you think it a good idea to add a feature with limited support -
>     just for Linux and Windows ?

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