[vlc-devel] Re: ff / rew based on time ...

Derk-Jan Hartman d.hartman at student.utwente.nl
Mon May 26 17:55:27 CEST 2003

Just send it to the list, or send a link to a download location (even 


On maandag, mei 26, 2003, at 17:48 Europe/Amsterdam, John Michael Zorko 
> Stephan,
>>> Awhile ago, I added ff / rewind functionality to VLC (rc interface
>>> only, though input_SetStatus() is used so that the other interfaces
>>> can
>>> be extended to do it as well) that was purely time-based, not
>>> frame-based (at the time I didn't know if a frame-based solution was
>>> needed or not).  This modified only a few files (input_ext-intf.c,
>>> input.c, rc.c / h, stream_control.h I believe) and used VLC's
>>> input_Seek( p_input, pos, INPUT_SEEK_SECONDS) API to do it.  Is the
>>> VLC
>>> community interested in this functionality?
>> Definitely!
> I ended up re-implementing it using the pf_setdemuxoptions approach I 
> posted about earlier, as a sort of test case to see if the 
> pf_setdemuxoptions idea would fly.  So far, it does :-)  My next trick 
> is to re-implement the frame-based seeking I worked on awhile ago, but 
> in the pf_setdemuxoptions paradigm.  I did this all with the latest 
> VLC code from CVS, so merging shouldn't be an issue (though at work 
> we're using the 0.5.3 codebase, so merging will be an issue for me 
> tomorrow <grin>).
> Anyway, since it works, I can do a diff -u and send the patch, while I 
> work on reimplementing frame-based seeking using the same framework.  
> Would this be cool?  Or should I make a Bugzilla entry (something like 
> "VLC doesn't do ff / rew") and submit the patch that way?
> Regards,
> John
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Derk-Jan Hartman (thedj at users.sourceforge.net)
Co-Developer of the MacOS X port of vlc

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