[vlc-devel] Re: [PATCH] New RTSP client module

Derk-Jan Hartman hartman at snt.utwente.nl
Sat Oct 7 20:36:45 CEST 2006

On 2-okt-2006, at 20:24, Ross Finlayson wrote:
>> since Live555 and RealRTSP modules aren't compatible.
> Would it help the VLC developers if I made RealNetworks RTSP  
> support available in the "LIVE555 Streaming Media" libraries?  I  
> have actually had this implemented (as separate code) for more than  
> a year now, but I've never made it publically available, because I  
> didn't want to add any legitimacy to RealNetworks' non-standard  
> hacks. (Instead, I'd rather just wait for RealNetworks to die :-)

Most of the projects seem to have their own Real RTSP code now  
anyways. In terms of legitimacy it's kinda getting a moot point

> However, if the VLC developers would find this useful (e.g., so  
> they can eventually get rid of their own RealNetworks hack code),  
> then let me know, and I'll add it to the released "LIVE555  
> Streaming Media" code (along with instructions on our web site, and  
> on the "live-devel" mailing list for how to build it).

Personally, I'd rather see the real_rtsp code cleaned and expanded,  
so we can use our own UDP/TCP stacks for RTSP client and server,  
instead of using liveMedia.
It would be best to have one single RTSP module for both client and  
server, that could talk to nCube, Kasenna, Real, RTSP 1.1, RTSP 2.0  
protocols. Having a clear "dialect" option and some smart auto  
detection should really be able to handle most cases just fine. There  
is simply a ton of duplicity in VLC atm. regarding RTSP and it really  
isn't making it any easier to support all the modules.

> (I'd still prefer to see RealNetworks' hacks - if not RealNetworks  
> itself - wiped off the face of the Earth, though...)



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