I am streaming h.264/mp4 videos to FlowPlayer. On some of the videos, when I seek to a new location by clicking on the player progress bar, the video simply restarts from the beginning. The strange thing is that it doesn’t happen on all videos. I went back to some videos from the fall, and it seeks correctly. But on all of the latest ones I uploaded, it just restarts.
I have the same JSP page for both. So I am certain the html/player code is the same. I’m pretty sure the videos were rendered the same. But I’m not 100% certain of that. (BTW… I don’t believe I’ve seen this problem with FLV files. But I really want to use mp4 instead of going to the extra step of creating FLVs)
I looked at the Wowza access log. The entries for the video that seeks correctly looks identical to the entries for the video that restarts.
Obviously, there is something that is causing the player/server to restart on all seek requests.
Any suggestions for where to start to correct this?