[vlc-devel] Re: vout questions

Igor Andruszkiewicz igor at tmm.pl
Thu Sep 11 09:07:59 CEST 2003

On Thu, 2003-09-11 at 06:42, j.zorko at att.net wrote:

> Hello, all ...
> I've some questions regarding the video output thread.  If someone who is intimate with this 
> code could answer them, i'd appreciate it!
> 1. Is there an mwait() or msleep() call that determines when to decode / display a picture, 
> analogous to the mwait() used to read from the source at the correct rate?  I've been looking for 
> this, to no avail.
> 2. The STATE_SLICE state in the libmpeg2 interface (libmpeg2.c) ... this seems to be where the 
> picture is timestamped, but why here?  Also, what is this 'picture_to_destroy' stuff?  I understand 
> a bit more about these parts of VLC than I did before, but i'm still mostly lost here.  Any 
> guidance would be wonderful ...
> 3. The way I understand the late picture thing is this: if a picture is late, it's dropped before it's 
> rendered, so late pictures shouldn't make other consecutive pictures late.  However, i've an 
> instance where this is happening, so i'm trying to figure it out ...
> 4. We're seeing a weird crash after playing an MPEG2 TS for 15-20 minutes, but only when we 
> ran VLC with --fullscreen.  Has anyone else noticed anything like this?

Yes I have 0.6 ver. and It hapened very often for me but only when I set
up --xvideo-altfullscreen with --fullscreen.

> Thanks in advance to anyone who can help ...
> Regards,
> John
> --
> Falling You - exploring the beauty 
> of voice and sound
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