[vlc-devel] Re: vlc: svn commit r13006 (fkuehne)

Jean-Paul Saman jean-paul.saman at planet.nl
Tue Nov 1 22:40:01 CET 2005

Marian Durkovic wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 01, 2005 at 11:35:24AM +0200, Viktor Kompaneyets wrote:
>>No need in my setup.
> Well I do understand that with hard defined values and very restricted
> environment these might not be needed. But such solution is limited to your
> special environment and can't work in a more general cases. Also one day you
> might need to support some additional formats... My position here is that
> compliance with RFC standards is _always_ good thing and since the bandwidth
> overhead is really negligible, it's generally not worth breaking the
> standards. If your environment needs special handling - fine, but still VLC
> is IMHO positioned as a player for broad range of different environments
> and therefore should promote standards compliance instead of breaking them.

The 7 TS packets in a UDP packet is not something VLC or the VideoLAN 
team has invented. It is invented by "the streaming server industry" and 
is considered an "unofficial" standard, because it obviously occupies 
the network bandwidth a lot better then just 1 TS packet per UDP packet.

UDP is there to stay and yes I agree VLC promotes to use standards, but 
we also want things to *work* for lots of people in lots of situations.

I think it is time to close the discussion. Everybody has expressed his 
view and each one has very good reasons for that view.

Kind greetings,
Jean-Paul Saman.

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