[vlc-devel] [PATCH] Added a new play-and-pause option.

Elliot Murphy elliot.murphy at gmail.com
Wed Aug 5 14:57:01 CEST 2009

On Tue, Aug 4, 2009 at 9:04 PM, Laurent Aimar<fenrir at via.ecp.fr> wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 04, 2009, Rémi Denis-Courmont wrote:
>> If I understand right, this tries to pause the current item when EOS occurs.
>> This will fail if the access/access_demux plugin is incapable of pausing. I am
>> also worried that not all access and access_demux plugins handle
>> SET_PAUSE_STATE properly *after* they returned EOF/EOS (I might be too
>> pessimistic).
>  It's not a problem because in this case, the timeshift done by es_out should
> kick in (if the access/demux fails) and do the pause (even there won't be any
> real timeshift involved as we're at eof).

Great, thanks for explaining this.

>> Is there any reason why you do this at the end of the input loop, rather than
>> between items within playlist?
> (play-and-stop is probably what you are suggesting I think)
>  I think the main reasons are:
>  - it will allow keeping the last displayed frame (otherwise the vout is flushed
>  before terminating the input, even if reused).

Yes, this is exactly the reason that play-and-stop was not enough for
me. For my use case I'm trying to keep displaying the last frame, so
that the big projector screens that the audience just see a smooth
pause at the end of a clip and the live video mixer operator can then
smoothly dissolve back to them main camera.

Thanks for the feedback! I will address the issues you brought up in
the other mails.


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