I still don't understand the recommendation. Is there some enormous speed increase in accessing a file by removing the leading host url name? It's less typing and makes it easier for you to zip the entire server contents and stick it somewhere else (like that happens every day), but other than that I don't see the benefit. And if your playlist file is on one server and your content is spread across multiple servers, I guess they just write that off as 'not possible, so don't'.
What real difference does it make in performance?
Just curious if there are any updates on a fix for HLS on Roku 2? We are starting to get emails from people having problems with our channels and we aren't sure what to tell them. Is this an issue Roku is going to fix or do we need to change something on our end? We are using Wowza to deliver live HLS streams and they were working fine with 3.0 on the old boxes.
Improved playback compatibility with HLS streams provided by Wowza servers