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

Ross Finlayson finlayson at live555.com
Tue Nov 11 15:12:21 CET 2008

>Hello Ross,
>On Mon, Nov 10, 2008 at 05:16:49PM -0800, Ross Finlayson wrote :
>>  It's been a few months since I last asked about this....
>>  How close are we to getting support for RTSP
>>  seeking/fast-forward/reverse-play in the VLC GUI?  The LIVE555 RTSP
>>  client library has had the hooks for this for a long time now.  I
>>  recall that DJ Hartman was working on this at one point.  Is anyone
>>  still looking at supporting this in a future release?
>The GUIs are able to seek and fast-forward, or am I missing something?

I'm referring to he version that's downloadable - in binary form - 
from <http://www.videolan.org/vlc.  Currently, that's version 0.9.6. 
With this version, at least, the seek and fast-forward GUI has no 
effect on a RTSP/RTP stream that supports these operations.

However, it's good to hear that Glen and others have been working on 
adding this.  If you haven't already done so, I recommend testing 
this against a "live555 Media Server" 
<http://www.live555.com/mediaServer/> streaming a MPEG Transport 
Stream file that has been indexed for 'triick play' support - see 


Ross Finlayson
Live Networks, Inc.

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