JavaFX Media HTTPS support

Tom Schindl tom.schindl at
Thu Oct 3 01:51:11 PDT 2013

On 03.10.13 10:28, Kirill Kirichenko wrote:
> 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...?

I don't see that as a problem, if I can query for it I'd welcome that
this is possible on other platforms. The common denominator problem is
causing more damage to Java UIs.

If you want to write applications today you need to exploit the native
platform as much as possible, so IMHO WORA is not getting you anywhere.
What JavaFX gives me is LORA (learn once run anywhere).


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