[vlc-devel] commit: Qt4: remove proto combo from open net tab ( Rémi Denis -Courmont )

Marian Ďurkovič md at bts.sk
Thu Nov 26 09:29:07 CET 2009

On Thu, 26 Nov 2009 09:07:37 +0100, Rémi Denis-Courmont wrote
> It is really sad to see so many people fighting against making
> VLC more usable for normal people.

How a feature removal can help in this?

Again, it *is* perfectly possible to type full URL into the Address field
of Open Network tab in VLC-1.0.3, I'm doing that on daily basis. Perhaps
it just isn't properly documented...

> Your network is freaking broken if it requires users to enter IP 
> address by hand ever. For the umpteenth time, we have playlists and 
> SDP files (e.g. over HTTP), we have SAP, and you can also use HTML if 
> you have proper URL scheme bindings.

Yes, and how is that going to help a user, which occasionaly wants to receive
some RTP stream not being in the playlist?

> Do yourself a favor and put your RTP resources in a M3U file... really.

We're using SAP for years. Still, there are extra, one-time, testing and other
types of broadcasts for which direct open is handy.

> > BTW, it seems only VLC requires the leading '@' before multicast
> > addresses, other players don't.
> For historical reasons (predating my own involvement), VLC interprets
> rtp://address:port as unicast _from_ address:port currently. There are in
> fact a few special hacks in the core just for this. 

Seems other players and STBs are now doing just the opposite, maybe it's time to

    With kind regards,


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