I wondered if anyone could shed some light on this.
I am trying to successfully integrate the use of MPC-HC as a back-end and playing files over a media server.
The media server I am using at the moment is plex, and streams are passed to MPC-HC in a http format.
If you take a look at this thread
there is a bit more detail.
For whatever reason, .avi files don't stream, instead you have to wait for the file to be copied and then played.
This only happens when file is defined as a http source and is irregardless of whether it is local or not. e.g local files defined as 127.0.0.1: 3345/file.avi still suffer from the same problem, even though the file is local.
The problem does not exist with .mkv files.
The problem also exists when using Zoom player to play the http stream.
The problem exists with all default filters and renders (e.g without mad vr, lav, reclock ) etc.
I wondered if anyone else is trying to accomplish the same as me? I like the integration and ease of use of media centers, but don't want to lose the quality of MPC-HC.
I have an issue open at the MPC-HC support page
Seems like it may be splitter related. Since testing with zoom and with haali splitter too, that means that Haali, Lav, MPC and Zoom source filters act the same with .avi's.
Is this related to the splitter or is it the way the file source is handling the http links?