[vlc-devel] RE : [LONG] Some thoughts and questions about vout

Laurent Aimar fenrir at via.ecp.fr
Thu Nov 13 17:01:54 CET 2008

On Thu, Nov 13, 2008, Rémi Denis-Courmont wrote:
> Second, recycling is not as simple as the object type. You cannot recycle
> an audio or video output, unless it has the same "raw codec" parameters -
> at least with the current internal video output and audio output plug-in
> architecture.
 For vout: vout_Request will recycle the provided vout if possible or destroy
it and create a new one.

 For aout: it is always reusable and can be used by multiple decoders at the same
time. There should be no reason to ever need to recreate one.
 Instantiation of 2 outputs is possible but is really not 'standard'.
(I only see one need, to output 2 audio at the same time on 2 distinct device,
but nothing allows to do it except maybe vlm).


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