Flutter on Web does not support HTTP streaming (e.g. no support for MJPEG streaming)
I have been looking into the possibility of using Flutter and Dart to implement a control GUI for a camera, the main target is a web app, I am looking at flutter as an alternative to web frameworks like React. The flutter platform is very impressive and Dart itself is a nice little language. Flutter promises that many platforms can be targeted with one code-base – iOS, Android, Windows, Mac and Web. Impressive claims indeed, although I am normally quite suspicious of such single-codebase claims as I have been very disappointed in the past!
As part of my feasibility project I wanted to get an MJPEG video stream displayed in the UI to show a live camera image, this was quite easy to do using the nice flutter_mjpeg package, it was fairly easy getting it to work targeting windows, but it wouldn’t work at all on chrome, after some research I discovered that flutter does not support HTTP/s streaming and keep-alives on web at all the HttpClient just times-out waiting for the response to complete, which of course it wont when streaming – so if you are struggling with it you may as well give up for now!
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