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Why is Roku player throwing error "reader pick stream error:bad:invalid or corrupt playlist"using

We are using the Akamai CDN HLS stream for one of our OTT apps. This app has two types (Live & VOD) stream URLs. When playing the VOD content the Roku player plays the stream smoothly but when we play Live Stream content, the Roku player throws the error "**reader pick stream error:bad:invalid or corrupt playlist**" When playing this stream on other players like Apple TV, VLC, Exo Player, Android TV and Web Players (JWplayer, HTML5) then steaming is working as expected.


Already, I have checked these points.


1. Checked Api calling and endpoints
2. Url formation for player
3. Managed Cookies
4. Checke HTTPtp protocol like 1.0/1.1/2.0
5. Checked Bitrates 25000 above
6. Matched video codec
7. There is although difference in resolution, but the same resolution is working fine in VOD.

I am digging last 4 weeks but unfortunately I have not got any solution yet.

Any help is highly appreciated

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Re: Why is Roku player throwing error "reader pick stream error:bad:invalid or corrupt playlist

You posted this in the user community forums - try the developer forums instead:

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