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[TIMOB-1733] Android: Reduce Streaming Video Start Delay

GitHub Issuen/a
Resolution Date2011-04-17T01:57:00.000+0000
Affected Version/sn/a
Fix Version/sRelease 1.5.0
Labelsandroid, defect, performance
ReporterDon Thorp
AssigneeDon Thorp


Even on WiFi networks there is a noticeable delay in starting remote streaming video. Some delay is inevitable.


  1. Don Thorp 2011-04-15

    (from [630764c7cc10f2895c744814afad60b22ee537b7]) [#1733 state:fixed-in-qa] moved up creation of VideoView and if play : true is passed as a creation arguement kick of a high priority background thread to start trying to stream. Tested on droid, n1, eris, and emulator and didn't run into any issues. http://github.com/appcelerator/titanium_mobile/commit/630764c7cc10f2895c744814afad60b22ee537b7"> http://github.com/appcelerator/titanium_mobile/commit/630764c7cc10f...

  2. Thomas Huelbert 2011-04-15

    g1 1.6, seemed to load pretty quickly over wifi

  3. Gunther Brunner 2011-04-15

    It's fast over WiFi, but over 3G it's still too slow (around 10-20 seconds to start).
    It seems to buffer like almost 50% of the video before starting to play. So the "start trying to stream" is happening fast now, but the kick off for "start trying to play it" is at fault.

    The other issue is that it's not only slow, the user hasn't a way to know that a video is loading (no indicator) so it looks like its frozen. (Should I open another ticket about this?)

  4. Don Thorp 2011-04-15

    The SDK does not provide buffering control at this time. I'm not even sure we get a notification as to when it starts loading. I added #1853

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