[vlc-devel] RTSP and VLM

James Pennywise pennywis at tremendous.yoonix.com
Sat Sep 4 23:33:05 CEST 2004

Hey All,

I'm interested in helping out with VideoLan and have started writing an
RTSP server and looking at how to integrate it with the VLM, as suggested
in previous conversations (eg -
http://www.via.ecp.fr/via/ml/streaming/200408/index.html). The VLM seems
pretty straight forward and I don't think that integrating a "VOD Server"
API will be hard; however, the one command that I can't find is a way of
getting information about the input file (encoding, bitrate, etc). Any

The other questions I have are whether or not there's a API so that the
RTSP server can log messages (connections, errors, etc), and whether
servers should be threaded or polled. If servers are polled, that creates
the additional effort of making servers non-blocking; but if they're
threaded, that adds the overhead of an IPC API (for setting/getting
options after a server is started).

All comments appreciated.

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