well i have resolved the issue now, up to 1080p is working fine now.
i need to know what the limits are to the resolutions, for example netflix claims up to 1080p, but im unable to get a non-scrambled hls stream above 704x400, i can raise the bitrate nice and high, but i would like to be able to do live streaming up to 720p and 1080p myself i have the equipment for that already, its just a matter of the profile settings and so on now being accepted, and i dont see these settings listed any where, so im simply basing my highest available settings 704x400 @ 3000kbps (again bitrate im sure isnt the limiter here)
So please devs shed some light on the specs allowed, and perhaps why 720p live streaming isnt possible when on demand functions perfectly fine up to 1080p with my current setup. I would like to be able to provide a 1024x576 @ 3000 kbps which is seriously nice quality for a live stream.
** Also i would like to add for those of you who tried 10 seconds x 8 segments rolling window, let me further recommend 25 seconds x 8 segments, in my experience the cheapest dedicated server hosting is in europe. and the latency and routing are generally a problem for some people in usa that might want to save some money but at the same time cover europe and asia with there services, and that lower setting, is generally going to be the cause of it, im sure some will argue but i tested vigorously for a very long time here now, and 25000 miliseconds x 8 , has sincerely not buffered coming from Gbit in .NL to East Coast USA here to my Roku, so this does indeed mean international solutions are possible for HLS without the use of an expensive CDN, i was able to get Adobe Interactive Media Server 4.5.x working very well the built in apache 2.2 hosts the mp4 / xml files for my on demand perfectly even up to 1080p from webroot folder, and otherwise that setup will host HLS you dont need to pay insane prices for a CDN company to do something you can do yourself. **
HLS Backup Stream Loading Prior to Primary Stream:
I have a question about the HLS backups streams and how Roku handles the playback of the primary and backup streams. With our configuration we are seeing Roku loading the backup stream first and then pretty quickly adapting and in the process switching to the primary stream. But our backup stream is not in sync with the primary stream so the switch between primary and backup is pretty disorientating.
Couple of questions:
1. Why does Roku load and playback the backup stream at all, as opposed to working with the primary streams unless it encounters a problem?
2. Is it uncommon or common to have the primary and backup streams out of sync (as we do in our configuration)?