[vlc-devel] more VLC playlist questions ... is this a bug?

jmzorko at mac.com jmzorko at mac.com
Fri Jan 13 05:32:14 CET 2006

Hello, all ...

I am seeing the following behavior in VLC playlist handling (this  
happens in unmodified 0.8.4a):

1. start VLC with an empty playlist:

PugsleyButt:/Applications jmzorko$ VLC.app/Contents/MacOS/VLC - 
verbose --intf dummy -I rc --rc-host localhost:8001 /Users/jmzorko/ 
work/playlist_empty.m3u --sout='#duplicate{dst=std 
{access=udp,mux=ts,url=}}' --ttl 0 --loop

2. over the rc interface, add an item:

PugsleyButt:~ jmzorko$ telnet localhost 8001
Trying ::1...
Connected to localhost.
Escape character is '^]'.
| no entries
playlist: returned 0 (no error)
add /Users/jmzorko/work/sdmedia/ 
trying to add /Users/jmzorko/work/sdmedia/Preview1711206.mpg to  
playlist                          add: returned 0 (no error)
status change: ( New input: /Users/jmzorko/work/sdmedia/ 
Preview1711206.mpg )
status change: ( audio volume: 256 )
status change: ( play state: 1 )
status change: ( stop state: 0 )

3. observe VLC stream the item, then stop, even though --loop is  
specified on the VLC server command line

[00000254] main playlist: nothing to play
[00000254] main playlist: stopping playback

So, my question is simple: Is this a bug?  It seems like one e.g. VLC  
loops an initially non-empty playlist with items added via the rc  
interface, yet VLC doesn't loop an initially empty playlist with  
items added via rc?  It certainly isn't what I would expect ...



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