[vlc-devel] Streaming wizard issues

Pierre Ynard linkfanel at yahoo.fr
Mon Nov 30 14:00:58 CET 2009

> RTP and UDP are not very usable without an advertisement mechanism.
> Also if you're streaming multicast, spending a few kbits more in SAP
> won't make much difference. Even in the unlikely case that you're
> using RTP or UDP unicast, SAP bandwidth is so low that it's unlikely
> to hurt.

There is some contradiction between unicast and advertising: if the
stream is intended to one well-known recipient, maybe it's not intended
to others. This sounds like a privacy leak to me.

SAP could be enabled conditionally, based on unicast/multicast?

> I think the SAP checkbox is currently one more pointless click in the
> way, so to put it.

What about replacing it with a "public/private stream" checkbox? This
could handle TTL too, and maybe other options.

Or maybe a more consequent "how do I advertise my stream"
box/panel/profile ? There could go the group name. What about HTTP
access restrictions too?

And for RTP, what about exposing SDP file options and RTSP?

Pierre Ynard
"Une âme dans un corps, c'est comme un dessin sur une feuille de papier."

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