[vlc-devel] Re: Playlist & Streaming from VLC: BUG

FunOne FunOne at tyler.net
Fri Aug 22 23:12:16 CEST 2003


  Great, that worked, however when I changed from one MPEG VCD -> MPEG
  VCD no problem, but when I went from MPEG VCD->DIVX the client just
  hung up and the server crashed with no message box.

  Better, now I just need a way to figure out all resolutions of all
  my files and automatically filter out files that don't fit the bill
  from my list of videos.

  You wrote:
>> Basically, any file opened from the playlist ignores the settings of
>> the currently open video and instead uses the defaults from "Simple
>> Open" to read the file.

> Well, that's the  expected behaviour since we changed the  way we handle
> options (per  playlist item  options). If  you want  to have  the stream
> ouput options being considered as  general, take the command line option
> generated at  the top of the  stream ouput settins box  (:sout....), and
> launch vlc from  command line, adding this sout  options, remplacing ":"
> per "--"

> for instance, launch 

> vlc --sout=#transcode{vcodec=mp4v,vb=1000}:duplicate{dst=std{access=udp,mux=ts,url=}}

> I think this can also be set in,t he general preferences..

> Alternatively, adding the sout options (:sout=#transcode{vcodec=mp4v,vb=1000}:duplicate{dst=std{access=udp,mux=ts,url=}}) in my example to every item in the playlist file might
> work (not sure it will be parsed correctly, bu you can give a try)

>> Now I'm not sure if the  broadcasting settings have any provisions for
>> changing resolution (a  sure problem with my  collection mixing Family
>> Guy SVCDs with  Futurama VCDs) but if  it can be handled  then this is
>> just incorrect playlist behavior.

> I don't think the transcoding module would allow to change resolution... but I might be wrong about that.

>> Now if  I'm horribly off  base tell me,  but I'm under  the impression
>> that the  VLS server  doesn't do  all the  fancy re-encoding  that the
>> client does, one of the key  reasons I'd rather stream from the client
>> than setup the server. I'm interested  in broadcasting a wide range of
>> diverse video types and have  them all re-encoded for broadcast (which
>> the client can do) in high bitrate MP4 for super-low-resource decoding
>> on the  client machine(s).  Now if  the server CAN  do this,  I'll try
>> that, but  I'm operating under the  notion that the server  can really
>> only stream MPEG data at this point in time.

> You're right about that, the BLS cannot make any transcoding.

> -- 
> $(echo "BigBen")

> Oui je quote, et alors ?

FunOne at tyler.net

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