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Fast forward a Netstream doesn't refresh video still

Nov 10, 2011 1:39 PM

The following issue is a problem on The Max 2010 Hardware Developer Kit and a Samsung UN55D8000, but it works just fine testing on my desktop. It would seem to me to be a limitation of Air for TV and/or the hardware. Please let me know if you think there is a workaround/fix.


I have created a video player. The player contains a fast forward button. When the user clicks the button, the netstream is first paused, then a timer is started that fires every .5 seconds. The timer event triggers a function which tells the netstream to seek ahead about 5 seconds from the current position. After the user has fastforwarded for a little bit, the user clicks the play button to stop the timer and resume playing the video but a number of seconds after the original position.


Everything works except for the fact that the paused video doesn't refresh its paused image while the video is being fast forwarded. The video is not refreshed until the netstream has resumed playing and is no longer seeking. If I change the timer's delay property from .5 seconds to 1 second, then the paused video image IS updated while it is fast forwarding. However, one second is not fast enough to make it appear to be fast forwarding smoothly.


Again this works on the desktop but doesn't work on 2 TV devices. Is there a way to fix this issue?

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    Nov 30, 2012 3:18 PM   in reply to JAXIMFLASH

    I'd guess that there's not enough data in the buffer + time to draw in the .5 second version.

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