Bug #2795

Windows FTP LAN/WAN : problem streaming .mkv

Added by M O almost 7 years ago. Updated almost 7 years ago.

Status:FixedStart date:09/28/2015
Priority:NormalDue date:
Assignee:Andreas Smas% Done:


Category:Video playback
Target version:5.0
Found in version:4.99.189.g6f9d7 Platform:PS3


First a big thanks to Andreas and everyone involved dev this awesome media player - it really gives new life to PS3!


I really love the possible to connect directly to FTP and stream video/audio.
It's easy to setup, FTP Server can run on almost every device, no loss or heavy cpu/ram usage like Plex.

But on windows i'm having problems with playing files through FTP Server LAN/WAN.
I primarily use Filezilla FTP server(latest version), I've test with different programs to find a solution, the problem, with no luck.
Most of the FTP server i can connect to(not all) but all have the same problem playing ex .mkv (Serveru, Golden FTP Server, Bulletproof etc)
No firewall, all port open, passive, Windows 8.1
No problem connect with normal FTP clints.

When playin a file .mkv (most used file in my case) it stop right after play no matter witch .mkv .

.mp3 .flac etc play for minute or two then seems to skips to next on list
The "probe" is going wild checking all files in folders ex 100folders / 1000files


sample.mkv (stops)
sample_iPod.m4v (hang/stop)
sample_iTunes.mov (unable to open resource)
sample_mpeg4.mp4 (pixel blur)

Vidoe source:
http://www4.zippyshare.com/v/MxdAbVYU/file.html (mkv)

Movian log with mkv:

Filezilla log with mkv:


I have NO problem with playing .mkv on linux FTP server through ubuntu/debian WAN/LAN: proftpd, vsftpd etc BUT would really love if it could work on windows to.

Again thanks for a great media player!
Best regards

Associated revisions

Revision 56ed47e3
Added by Andreas Smas almost 7 years ago

ftp/client: Sent restore position after data channel is opened

Fixes incompat problem with Filezilla FTP server

Fixes #2795


#1 Updated by Andreas Smas almost 7 years ago

  • Target version set to 5.0

Thanks for the detailed report. I'll try to reproduce it myself (Only got a windows 7 machine here, but I'll try installing Filezilla FTP server and see how it pans out)

#2 Updated by Andreas Smas almost 7 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Accepted

I can reproduce the issue

#3 Updated by Andreas Smas almost 7 years ago

  • Status changed from Accepted to Fixed
  • % Done changed from 0 to 100

#4 Updated by Andreas Smas almost 7 years ago

Sorry for taking so long to fix this. It was quite easy to fix once I got around to do it.

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