[asterisk-users] How do I extract CPLAYBACKOFFSET from ARI playback?

Joshua C. Colp jcolp at digium.com
Mon Jan 4 04:16:48 CST 2021

On Mon, Jan 4, 2021 at 6:14 AM Jonathan H <lardconcepts at gmail.com> wrote:

> Following the playback.js ari-client example, I now need to store the
> current playback offsetms, either when it was skipped or hung up on.
> But I can't seem to find it.
> I know that
> https://wiki.asterisk.org/wiki/display/AST/Asterisk+18+Application_ControlPlayback
> sets CPLAYBACKOFFSET but that variable doesn't seem to be set by the ARI
> request.
> Nor is there any info in the "get playback" information request, in fact,
> it doesn't seem to exist anywhere.
> Internally, it must know the point at which it was paused to set the
> correct offsetms when it is restarted - so how can I get this?
> What I want to try and avoid is stuff like starting a timer and then
> having to manually track all the skips back and forth etc.
> Thanks.

The information is not currently exposed. ARI would have to be extended to
provide it in some manner.

Joshua C. Colp
Asterisk Technical Lead
Sangoma Technologies
Check us out at www.sangoma.com and www.asterisk.org
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