Hi Carl, Thanks for your response. I captured some raw H.264 bitstream in a file and uploaded at http://www.datafilehost.com/download-f537c855.html
. Its interesting that when this video stream is wrapped within RTMP packets and submitted to flash, flash player plays it fine - with no extra 4 bytes at the top and no signs of hiccups. haven't tried software decode but it will probably act the same - perhaps it happens during h264 NALU parsing. The parser seems to cause latency issues when this happens (stuck for couple of seconds).