[vlc-devel] RTSP client 'trick play' support. When will it ever work??

Rémi Denis-Courmont remi at remlab.net
Thu Jul 9 21:45:53 CEST 2009

Le jeudi 9 juillet 2009 22:38:58 Glen Gray, vous avez écrit :
> On 9 Jul 2009, at 20:29, Rémi Denis-Courmont wrote:
> > Hence, I infer VLC/live555 should not rely on the PLAY response to
> > determine
> > the timespan of a media. That leaves the result of DESCRIBE as the
> > only
> > option.
> >
> > (Ideally, VLC would have some implement some kind of progress bar,
> > even when it does not know the length of a _seekable_ media.
> > Currently, it will show the length as 00:00 and the UIs will
> > prevent seeking completely.)
> Unfortunately this puts us right back at the same impasse

If the server does not specify the media duration in the SDP, I think it's 
acceptable for VLC not to seek.

Doing a PLAY "0-end" instead of "0-" would screw up live timeshiftable medias, 
so I am really against that change.

Rémi Denis-Courmont

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