[vlc-devel] [PATCH] Change FrontendPoll to also use FE_READ_STATUS to get frontend status.

Gregor Fuis gujs.lists at gmail.com
Tue Jun 17 09:53:36 CEST 2008

On Fri, Jun 13, 2008 at 5:56 AM, Claudio Luck <cluck at ethz.ch> wrote:

> Gregor Fuis wrote:
>  > How come that VLC is not causing any problems to DVB-S cards with latest
> > hg drivers. I don't know VLC code very well, but do you think that I
> > could disable this retuning every 10 seconds without causing another
> > issues to VLC DVB handling.
> It seems some drivers don't report frontend status on frontend events
> and instead require the use of the ioctl FE_READ_STATUS. VLC relies on
> the first only, szap on the latter only.
> The attached patch takes advantage of both. Does it solve the problem?
> Though I still think that such drivers are broken and should be fixed.
> --
> Regards
> Claudio

I tested this patch on vlc 0.8.6-bugfix for now and it works great with
latest multiproto drivers and backward compatibility patch.

Thanks again!

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