[vlc-devel] Pause / Play latency when streaming from one VLC to another

John Michael Zorko j.zorko at att.net
Tue Aug 5 21:01:23 CEST 2003

Hello, all ...

I'm trying to determine the "cause for the pause", forgive my bad 
poetry :-)  Basically, I am using VLC 0.6.0 in the following way:

1. VLC instance streaming a VOB using --sout udp/ts:<address>
2. another VLC instance (same box, or different box) receiving that 
stream and playing it

... basically, when I pause the server VLC (using the GUI, or the rc 
interface, or our own socket interface), the client VLC takes a couple 
of seconds before it pauses the content.  When I resume playback on the 
server, the client VLC again takes 2-3 seconds to resume playback.  I 
want to reduce this latency as far as I can while remaining usable.  Is 
there already an item in vlc_config.h that would get me there?  I 
didn't see one that jumped out and screamed "I am the one!"  Is there a 
way I can tune, say, the max number of buffers the decoder FIFO will 
hold, and is this the right way of solving the problem?

Any help is appreciated.



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