[vlc-devel] Re: New Patch for RTSP offset feature.
finlayson at live555.com
Thu Oct 5 20:30:09 CEST 2006
I *do not* favor including the part of this patch - in "live555.cpp"
- that looks for the string ";offset=" in the "rtsp://" URL, and then
uses this to determine the starting point for the RTSP "PLAY" command.
This ";offset=" hack is totally non-standard, and in general it's a
bad idea for clients - like VLC - to be modifying or interpreting the
contents of URLs (beyond the initial protocol,hostname,portnumber
part of the URL). (I realize that the Amino set-top box (RTSP
client) implements the same ";offset=" hack, but that's no excuse for
us to break standards also.)
If we want to be able to pass a 'starting point' parameter to VLC,
then this should be done as a separate command-line argument (or
something set in the GUI), *not* as a hack inside the "rtsp://" URL.
Live Networks, Inc.
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