I'm using the default VODS3 application combined with wowza server running on EC2, this is working great until I want to skip the first part of a video.
For example, I decide I want to skip the first 600 seconds from my video file and start playing from second 601. The code I use for this in the flash client is: ns.play(uv.stream, Number(uv.skip)); In which uv.skip indicates the number of seconds I would like to skip.
This works with VODS3, but the first time it always takes a very long time to load. The higher I make the skip value, the longer it takes to load. So it seems that the video isn't really "skiped", but the player just waits until all the data before skip is loaded and then starts playing.
Some time I play larger files (I've tested with a 42 minute, 172 MB file) and if I choose to skip the first 30 minutes (1800 seconds) than the loading time can take up to over 1 minute, which offcourse is unacceptable for any customer .
The second time I load this video the loading time is very fast (1 second), but as soon as I change the skip value again to for example 25 minutes it takes over a minute to load again.
Any advice on how to solve this?