Flash Media Server (FMS) logs events in the access log when using the FLVPlayback component, before actual playback on the client side.
Note: These events occur all within the same second when the FLVPlayback component establishes a connection with Flash Media Server.
Here’s a sample of what the Flash Media Server access log reports after the FLVPlayback component makes a connection. In this example, the FLVPlayback autoPlay parameter is equal to false, meaning that playback does not initiate until the end user presses the Play button.
Flash Media Server Access Log:
Even though there was no actual video playback, there are still two play and two stop events in the access log. These events occur in the same second - in this case, at 13:51:59. Although the sc-stream-bytes show a non zero value, this value is not considered significant to actual playback.
One method to avoid the additional play and stop events is to build a custom client-side player instead of using the FLVPlayback component.
The Open Source Media Framework (OSMF) project offers a framework to build a client-side player. For more information, see http://osmf.org.