Namdev Londhe Namdev Londhe - 10 days ago 5
Android Question

How to detect HLS video is for Live, VOD or Event in Exoplayer android

I have integrated android exoplayer in my application. I have to detect the HLS (.m3u8) stream received is for Live or VOD or Event, so depending on that controller has to be modified for the player. I have only one instance of player so that should handle all the supported media like vod or live or event.

I am looking for some debug points to know working of m3u8 parser in exoplayer so that I can able to receive this parameters.

Answer

Live vs Event differentiation is not supported, yet. For Live vs Event you can check the current Timeline, but that's not HLS specific. For distinguish a live stream from a vod one by querying the player's duration after it is prepared. Live streams will return UNKNOWN_TIME, where-as vod streams will return the known duration of the stream.

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