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Incorrect count of HLS connection


I have a problem using Streamit HLS STB and wowza 4.0.4 .

I have some IPTV channel with few connection limit, 7 for each channel . in each channel there a 1Mbp/s stream, 3 client Streamit Lukas video connected for each channel/application .

in case of dropped line or bandwidth throttling at client site, the HLS STB try to reconnect automatically (appear buffer circle)

during this operation the STB is disconnected from server (seems not completely) the result is that the connection remain hang up at server side,

the connection never close completely, and the server count continuously the reconnection tentative as new client .

result : 2-3 client connected, but the server display 40-50 concurrent connection . so, in this case the connection limit is 7, but I’m unable to connect due to incorrect count .

need restart the application .

any solution ? how to close the HLS client connection if the client is not really connected ?




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Hi, I have the same problem with HLS. Did you find any solution?


In the above case, the issue was resolved by adding a sort buffer.

as the video/audio was unaligned and causing the encoder to frequently disconnect and reconnect.


hi Jason,

ok I have open a ticket,



Hi piotrg,

you have issue using Streamit STB ?



Thanks, this will now be handled in ticket #98970.



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