App is making multiple requests for the same HLS segment at once
My app plays an HLS stream. I have recently discovered that the app is requesting the same HSL segment multiple times at the same moment. That is to say, I can check logs from our from the HLS source that shows a single device making up to 5 requests to a TS file such as .../seg720p_15215.ts... at the same second in time. This seems to happen inconsistently and with multiple Roku devices.
I have checked my code and I don't see where the stream is being played more than once. I didn't even think it was possible to play more than one steam at a time.
I think it may have something to do with it buffering/freezing and creating a new instance of the stream without closing the old one but I am not sure what to do to test this.
Does anyone know how the stream could be played and making requests multiple times simultaneously? Does anyone have any steps I could take to figure this out? Thanks for taking the time to read this. Any help at all will be greatly appreciated.