I am seeing duplicate http requests initiated from the mediaplayer for each url in the playlist. I originally found this while developing my application, but am able to duplicate the results using MediaPlayerSample.widget by jstone. I simply replace the cosmos.bcst.yahoo.com url's with url's that point to files on my server.
I was able to quell the duplicate requests on the Vizio 22" M220NV by switching to ID3v2 tags(from ID3v1 tags) on mp3 audio files. However, the double requests remain to be an issue on the aforementioned hardware(despite the ID3v2 switch).
As the header tags made a difference for one hardware platform, I have continued to try various file formats(mp3, mp4), header formats(ID3v1, ID3v2, even ran them through iTunes in case my ID3 tags have errors), etc. to no avail.
Is this the expected behaviour? Is anyone else experiencing duplicate requests from the mediaplayer?
If the http request headers had any differences (like a Range-request header) or some way to distinguish the first request from the second... I could work around this(albeit delivering the file twice is not ideal). As is, I do not receive any difference in the headers.
It should be noted that the time-stamp of the second request is 1-3 seconds after the first request.