[vlc-devel] Re: [PATCH] vout_ShowTextAbsolute returns subpicture_t *

ozone at algorithm.com.au ozone at algorithm.com.au
Tue Mar 30 02:18:20 CEST 2004

On 29/03/2004, at 9:24 PM, Sigmund Augdal wrote:

> Patch does look clear, but I wonder why you want it. Note that the
> subpicture as added by these functions by be deleted by the vout 
> thread at
> any moment. It should not be stored anywhere except
> p_vout->p_last_osd_message which is updated by the deletion function. 
> Even
> this solution isn't very good.

Ah, I didn't realise that the subpicture is ephemeral and could be 
deleted at any time.

The reason for the patch is that I wanted to know whether 
vout_ShowTextAbsolute succeeded or not: it won't succeed unless there 
currently is a vout process and there is also a text renderer loaded 
and ready.  In order to display some subtitles which start at 0 seconds 
into the media playback, I call vout_ShowTextAbsolute once every 100ms 
or so, but obviously I want to stop calling it if the subpicture 
rendering is successful.

Perhaps instead of returning a subpicture_t *, vout_ShowTextAbsolute 
can return a bool (VLC_TRUE if displayed successfully; VLC_FALSE if 
not), or an int (0 == success, not 0 == failure; the usual C 

If there's a better way of doing this such as receiving a notification 
when the text renderer is loaded and ready, that'd be better, but I 
couldn't find a way of doing so.

% Andre Pang : trust.in.love.to.save

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