Random Seek

This behavior enables end-user seeking in a progressive media download of FLV or MP4 files.

How it works

When this feature is disabled, seeking into the file isn't possible, as the edge server ignores any time offsets submitted in the request. With the feature enabled, the edge server converts time offsets into byte offsets to deliver content from the requested point in the file.


Random Seek works best with Large File Optimization enabled.

Features and options

FieldWhat it does
FLVEnables or disables random seek optimization for FLV files.
MP4Enables or disables random seek optimization for MP4 files.
Max File SizeWith the MP4 option enabled, sets the maximum size of the MP4 file to optimize, expressed as a number suffixed with a unit string such as MB or GB.