[vlc-devel] Re: development request

Ross Finlayson finlayson at live555.com
Wed Jan 10 23:04:24 CET 2007

>Hi to all, we need to realize some modifications to VLC media player 
>and on the chat of videolan they have said us to ask you.
>Our website offers video on demand.
>We use Darwin Streaming Server and a reduced and recompiled version 
>of VLC as player.
>The problem is that the seeking does not work, practically DSS is 
>perfectly compatible with Quick Time but not with VLC.

The RTSP client protocol code that VLC uses (the "LIVE555 Streaming 
Media" libraries) fully supports seeking (and 'trick play' operations 
like fast forward and reverse play).  However, the VLC media player 
code apparently does not always use this functionality properly. 
(BTW, this is especially true when playing incoming MPEG 
Transport/RTP Streams; I'll be sending out more email about that 
within the next few days.)

In the meantime, it would be useful if you could send - to this 
mailing list - specific, detailed examples of what you feel does not 
work with VLC when playing from a DSS.  (For your initial testing, 
you should use the full, pre-built binary version of VLC - not a 
"reduced and recompiled" version of VLC that you have built yourself.

Ross Finlayson
Live Networks, Inc.

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