[vlc-devel] Status of GUI support for RTSP seeking/fast-forward/reverse-play?

Glen Gray slaine at slaine.org
Tue Nov 11 12:25:37 CET 2008

Hey Jean-Baptiste,

On 11 Nov 2008, at 11:04, Jean-Baptiste Kempf wrote:
> The GUIs are able to seek and fast-forward, or am I missing something?
> Reverse-play, well, not possible.

Assuming nothing has changed yet with enabling the trickplay patches,  
then this sounds like the standard state of play. FF and Rewind  
buttons simply trigger a rate change from standard to faster with the  
FF button and slower with the Rew button (note less than standard  
speed, not reverse). Also, these are using the data directly from the  
buffer/cache so once the that's empty (when playing back at >1x) you  
end up back at normal speed iirc at least, with no more data to speed  

The trickplay patches tell the RTSP server to "play" at a particular  
Scale factor, where 1.0 == normal play, 2.0 == double speed aka  
FastForward and -2.0 == Rewind at double speed.  (2.0 is just an  

Kind Regards,
Glen Gray
slaine at slaine.org

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