[vlc-devel] Re: VLM streaming internals?
zorglub at via.ecp.fr
Sat Jan 14 00:14:34 CET 2006
> threads. Does VLM instantiate a "mini-VLC" (that being, input
> thread, demuxer, remuxer, output thread) for every channel defined in
> the config file,
Yes. We call that "input pipeline" or something like that, rather than
"mini-VLC", but that's the idea.
You generally have a packetizer between demux and mux, by the way.
> I'm mainly interested in how a VLM streaming n broadcast channels
> compares to n instances of VLC each streaming a channel, from the
> perspective of disk usage / contention.
It will be more efficient, because you share the memory, and the common
parts. However, it has one drawback: if there is a bug (ok, there are
no bugs in VLC, but anyway) and VLC crashes, all you streaming crash,
not only the faulty one.
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