[vlc-devel] Re: Removing duplicated DVD input modules.

Christophe Massiot massiot at via.ecp.fr
Sun Jan 25 23:28:57 CET 2004

À (At) 20:13 +0100 25/01/04, Gildas Bazin écrivait (wrote) :

>We currently have 4 different DVD input modules:
>- dvdsimple: our very first dvd input which doesn't use any external
>libraries except libdvdcss. This input doesn't support menus but is useful
>when streaming or if you don't want to bother with menus.
>- dvdread: is basically the same as dvdsimple but uses libdvdread instead of
>using our own UDF/IFO parser. No menus support either.
>- dvdplay: our first DVD input with menus support. This module uses
>libdvdplay which hasn't been maintained for almost a couple of years. This
>module aslo has stability issues.
>- dvdnav: our brand new DVD input with menus support which uses libdvdnav.
>libdvdnav has the advantage of being actively maintained and even though
>our plugin still lacks a few features, it does appear to be quite stable.
>That's really quite a bit of duplicated code so I'd like to keep only 2 such
>I'd like to first get rid of the dvdread module while keeping dvdsimple and

Why keep dvdsimple, which is obsolete and has a lot of duplicated 
code with libdvdread, and remove dvdread which should be the way to 
go ? Having things in libraries is better IMHO.

Christophe Massiot.

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