[vlc-devel] Metadata overflow
pdherbemont at free.fr
Fri Aug 24 21:01:47 CEST 2007
Now Playing is I think deprecated. To investigate.
Description should be renamed to comment probably.
Setting is specific to some audio codec it seems. To investigate.
On 20 août 07, at 15:51, Rafaël Carré wrote:
> Ok, i'll clarify:
> The problem is that some metadata is useless in the interfaces, and is
> unclear if it has to be displayed or not.
> I think we should comment the types to better understanding.
> I personnaly have no idea of what NowPlaying & Setting are.
> And Description and URL could be clarified more.
> Le lundi 20 août 2007 à 04:46 +0200, Pierre d'Herbemont a écrit :
>> I don't see why having much types is a problem. it makes easier to
>> track what are the possible known values.
>> I would tend to like to go for everything in the dictionary, while
>> keeping the vlc_meta_t around but having it as a string. That would
>> be really nice in the API Side.
>> My only concern would be the fact that we (I) am not sure of the
>> vlc_dictionary_t performance, and especially its hash function.
>> Though in theory, in the best cases we are in O(1) in all operations
>> (adding, getting).
>> But existing solution is definitely faster than the hash table in all
>> cases. Yet some benchmark would be nice.
>> On 20 août 07, at 04:29, Rafaël Carré wrote:
>>> *Rating (implementing a rating system would be a good idea, but
>>> somehow difficult)
>>> *NowPlaying (maybe useful in interfaces)
>> This one is used a lot, but should be deleted I think.
>>> *TrackID (could be used in album art downloading, but atm other
>>> methods are used)
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