[vlc-devel] Application using libvlc crashes

jboileau jboileau at gmail.com
Sun Mar 16 03:01:40 CET 2008

Thanks Pierre! This info is very valuable. At least I know what is
happening, what a relief! I have been trying to figure this one out for many

As a temporary measure, would releasing and recreating a new media instance
for every play help? Or even more, releasing and recreating everything even
the libvlc_instance on every play? Would that reset refcounting to zero and
hide the problem?

Thaks for your help!

Jacques Boileau

On Sat, Mar 15, 2008 at 7:04 PM, Pierre d'Herbemont <pdherbemont at free.fr>

> Quoting jboileau <jboileau at gmail.com>:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I am getting reproductible crashes using libvlc-control.dll 0.9.0
> > (vlc-0.9.0-git-20080310-0003-win32.zip) . This may be in my usage of
> > it but I hope someone can help me find a cure. This application runs
> > under Windows. I stress it by playing and stopping 6
> > libvlc_media_instance_t playing MP3s and 1 libvlc_media_instance_t
> > playing an AVI. I start all of them, wait 3 seconds, stop them all,
> > wait 3 seconds, ad infinitum. After about 15 minutes I get a crash.
> > The last one I got ended with the following messages:
> This is a known bug (by me) about input_thread_t. (See my recent post
> about a
> similar crash using media_instance). Basically media_instance is broken
> until
> input_thread_t refcounting is fixed. (No idea when I'll be able to fully
> fix
> that).
> Pierre.

Jacques Boileau
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