following http redirects
i have noticed that divx web player does not follow http redirects in most cases. I have found however that when a link that would nromally be redirected is inputed to a divx web player generator and the user waits a full 30 seconds before pressing play, that the file will indeed stream as is intended.
unfortunately this method only works the first time and not any time afterward for a considerable length of time (seems to work once a day for me)
i was wondering if this is normal behaviour. if waiting 30 seconds is some kind of bug that shouldnt be there, or if it is suppose to work everytime but doesnt.
does anyone know of a way to always have divx player follow the redirects? i do not mind waiting 30 seconds before playing the file. i do however mind having to extract to redirected URL everytime i want to stream a file.
you can use the attached hotfile link to test on any online divx web player generator. (i believe divx labs has one somewhere, i am hosting my own at http://cwal.net84.net)
simply visit any hotfile link(http://hotfile.com/dl/88142391/260efd6/Electric_Guitar_Scrape_And_Pound_DivX.avi.html), when "click here to download" page appears, right click and copy link location. input this link into the divx generator, WAIT A FULL 30 SECONDS BEFORE PRESSING PLAY (this is crucial, any less and it fails) then the file should stream without a problem. try again however and no matter how long you wait, and it will fail.
is this a bug? should divx always handle redirects? or should it not process them at all?
a flash player (jwplayer + flowplayer were tested) is always able to handle the redirect, without waiting and unlimited amount of times.
any information/help/suggestions/comments are appreciated.