[vlc-devel] VOD : freeze while the multicast input is not there
rem at videolan.org
Fri Oct 3 16:47:58 CEST 2008
Le vendredi 3 octobre 2008 12:25:30 Sébastien Escudier, vous avez écrit :
> > No. VOD creates one input per client. Contrary to broadcast.
> I do not agree here.
I personnaly have hard times disagreeing with factual truth.
Broadcast uses one input thread for ANY number of clients. It just does. As
one of the co-authors of the VLC RTP stream output, it would be false modesty
to claim I am not sure what I am talking about.
> I see two solutions when a new client asks for the stream :
> Creating a new broadcast with the same input for each client, but then it
> creates one input per client.
That's called "vod".
> Or changing broadcast output (with duplicate option for each client)
> but then you need to stop and play the broadcast to enable this
> output modification.
> In this case, every client have their stream freezing for a
> few seconds. If you have a lot of clients connecting and disconnecting all
> the time this is not good.
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