[vlc-devel] VLC RTSP Server Support for Keep-Alive Messages to Kill Orphaned Streams?

Rémi Denis-Courmont remi at remlab.net
Thu Jul 16 09:35:58 CEST 2009

On Wed, 15 Jul 2009 17:21:52 -0400, Robert Krakora
<rob.krakora at messagenetsystems.com> wrote:
> When I build VLC I specify a path to the latest Live RTSP source that
> I have on my system.  I was under the assumption that VLC would
> utilize both Live's RTSP server and client instead of those resident
> in the VLC source.  However, it looks like this is only true in the
> case of the RTSP client.  The Live RTSP server already employs the
> RTSP "keep-alive" implementation that you proposed via most recent
> RTSP request and RTCP-RR.  How hard would it be to modify VLC to
> utilize both the current RTSP server in the VLC source or the Live
> RTSP server?

Live555 is not thread-safe, provides no event handling, lacks IPv6, DCCP
and a bunch of payload types that VLC supports.
We should not even be using it on the client IMHO.

Rémi Denis-Courmont

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