[vlc-devel] [PATCH] Patch to fix bug #1532, and improve http seek times.

Bill C. Riemers briemers at redhat.com
Fri Jun 13 17:21:37 CEST 2008

Rémi Denis-Courmont wrote:
> Le jeudi 12 juin 2008 20:19:18 Bill C. Riemers, vous avez écrit :
>> This is a patch to improve http seek performance and fix bug 1532.
> Speeding up seek may be a good idea, but that's not an excuse for setting 
> fast-seek. HTTP seeking is a blocking operation, and it will always be. And 
> seeking a file over NFS/CIFS is not a blocking operation and never will.

The reason for marking it as fast seek is simply because that is
necessary to fix bug 1532.
Anything that is not marked fast seek, can not be read as an AVI without
an error...

However, I will take this as a challenge.   I have already thought of a
way to make http seek
a non-blocking operation.   I just didn't see a good reason to implement

I'll revise the patch so http seek is non-blocking, then all should be good.


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