VLC version distributed on www.m-audio.com

Christophe Massiot massiot at via.ecp.fr
Sun Aug 18 23:11:42 CEST 2002


At 12:24 +0200 18/08/2002, Stephan wrote :

>sorry for the late answer, I've been on vacation for the last two 
>weeks... First of all, thanks for your great work, vlc is really the 
>best DVD player I've seen for OS X. Being well documented and 
>programmed, it was easy to adopt it to support S/PDIF out under OS X.

Thanks :-).

>About the sources:
>You're right, the modified vlc sources are not yet on the m-audio 
>server (vacation again ;-) ) but sure I'll make them available to 
>you. Do you want me to send the modified files via email or shall I 
>upload them to an ftp server? Unfortunately I didn't have the time 
>to add some useful

ftp://ftp.videolan.org/incoming would be great.

>documentation up to now. Moreover I added some bad hacks you 
>probably won't like. For example I replaced the blocked/signaled 
>audio threads by functions called from OS X CoreAudio, thus 
>improving the audio dropout

The block/signaled audio threads have also disappeared from our 
latest CVS (which, for the sound, is _very_ different from 0.4.x). 
I'll try to merge your patches in.

>situation. I've also added an mtime function to set the current time 
>from the CoreAudio callback. This is the way most dvd player 
>evaluate current media time and S/PDIF sync is much better doing so 
>(unfortunately, stability of the player is not...)

VLC hasn't been written with that in mind, since initially the clock 
was retrieved from the TS stream received from the network... It's 
possible that we might change this behavior, in a distant future.

>I'm out of office right now, so I'll send the sources tomorrow.

No problem.

Christophe Massiot.

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