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

Sigmund Augdal sigmunau at stud.ntnu.no
Sun Jan 25 23:32:17 CET 2004

On Sun, Jan 25, 2004 at 11:28:57PM +0100, Christophe Massiot wrote:
> 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
> >inputs.
> >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 Why keep dvdsimple, which is obsolete and has a lot of duplicated 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.
That whould be a good thing if dvdread was working. I never had it working
well for me.


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