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Re: High latency and buffer size

From: Alan Wolfe <>
Date: Thu, 18 Aug 2011 09:03:13 -0700

I dont know what i was thinking, please listen to Daniel and ignore my
comment :P

Like he says, if it's just latency that is the problem, you shouldn't have
any issues once the data starts coming.

If the problem is that you don't have enough bandwidth, you need to either
buffer more up before starting, or you need to go for a lower bitrate

If the problem is that your latency or bandwidth isn't constant, you'll need
to buffer up more before starting (and maybe some while playing if you run
out of buffer during playback) to help absorb the spikes of latency /

On Wed, Aug 17, 2011 at 11:46 PM, Daniel Stenberg <> wrote:

> On Thu, 18 Aug 2011, Konrad Scorciapino wrote:
> I thought of increasing the buffer size, but according to docs, it's
>> already as large as it can be.
> If you get problems with the buffer size due to the latency, then the
> maximum buffer size is probably too small.
> But why is latency a problem once the transfer has started? Then you're
> just getting a stream of data and the round-trip time shouldn't be major
> concern.
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