JavaFX Media HTTPS support

Scott Palmer swpalmer at
Thu Oct 3 04:44:51 PDT 2013

I'm curious about "only one instance" for MP4 playback.  QuickTime Player
on OS X simultaneously plays multiple MP4s.  Of course it isn't using
GStreamer, but if you are going direct to QuickTime for HTTPLS what's
stopping you from doing the same for MP4?


On Thu, Oct 3, 2013 at 4:28 AM, Kirill Kirichenko <
kirill.kirichenko at> 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.

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