UI inconsistencies over slow media bookmarks
|Assignee:||Andreas Öman||% Done:|
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When starting playback of a file over http, there can be of course be a delay before it actually starts.
The UI representation of this waiting time isn't obvious.
When it happened to me i didn't realize i had actually pressed the play file button since nothing happened.
I then pressed "play" on another file.
this resulted in playback of the first file that suddenly got stopped so to play back second file i had pressed.
#1 Updated by Andreas Öman about 2 years ago
- Category changed from bookmarks to video playback
- Status changed from New to Accepted
- Assignee set to Andreas Öman
I agree that this is kinda bad. It's because Showtime needs to probe the file before it can know what it should do with it. This can be slow. So there are few things that can be used to mitigate this.
- A URL -> filetype cache
- Don't probe some common file endings, ie. assume that .mkv and .avi, etc is movies.