[Catalyst] Static GET of an ogg audio file

Larry Leszczynski larryl at emailplus.org
Fri Apr 8 20:26:18 GMT 2011

Hi Jeff -

> I have created a directory called "media" in the path
> /root/static/media and put some audio files in there (happen to be
> ogg-vorbis). I am using the HTML5 tag <audio> in the Firefox 4 browser
> to play the file in an app. It mostly works but there is a problem in
> that the browser cannot determine the tracks duration. (Ogg files do
> not store duration in their headers as other audio formats do, but
> that's not the issue here).
> I set up a simple experiment where I took the same ogg audio file and
> simply served it as a straight file from Apache and Catalyst. So in
> one case the URL typed in to FF was  http://apacheURL/media/test.ogg
> and the other was http://catalystURL/static/media/test.ogg (both URLs
> are on the same LAN, no firewalls etc)
> With Apache there were no issues,, with Catayst the file plays but the
> duration info is not present - (hence the "play cursor" is always hard
> against the right hand side of the play bar.)

What differences do you see when you look at the response headers,
especially Content-Type?


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