The URL access was intended for MP4 files, which contain end-of-file
information, but MistServer forces the legacy player to accept the fact that the file is of an unknown file size, meaning that the live stream could last an additional 10 seconds, 10 minutes, or even 10 hours.
* The transmission can be either continuous or limited to a specified number of packets or be set to play the file till the end-of-file
This low-bandwidth, meta-data operation mechanism allows clients to modify and add new data beyond the file's current end-of-file
marker, independently of the NAS/SAN server.
A second Status command screen shows the type of end-of-file
marker, pacing commands, and transfer protocol being used.
Another advantage of teh procedure is in packet communications with variable-length packets: the CRC procedure does not need to know the number of bits to be processed but simply operates until an end-of-file
mark is read, or until the last bit (or byte in an array) has been used.
EOF causes the "current line" to be difined at the end-of-file
and not at the last line.
In essence, the remote location would be playing back an "on-demand" file that hadn't had its end-of-file
header information written.