[vlc-devel] [PATCH 3/3] input: With multiple video streams, select only one

Juho Vähä-Herttua juhovh at gmail.com
Fri Jul 16 19:48:15 CEST 2010

2010/7/16 Rémi Denis-Courmont <remi at remlab.net>

> That's a radical semantic change... Not sure it is such a great idea...

I'll take that patch back for a while, since as Laurent mentioned on IRC the
current mms plugin depends on having all video streams selected. I think
it's a good discussion opener though.

Better approach that would solve the ASF+MMS problem is to first signal MMS
plugin every time a track is selected or unselected and it would signal the
server accordingly. This would fix the bug #3797, but it doesn't remove the
main problem though, which is that video streams should be selectable. (bug

Currently if there are several video streams in a file, the GUI lets user
select the wanted video track, but it has no effect whatsoever on the actual
output. All video tracks are played in different windows anyway. What makes
this worse is that with X11 and XVideo output only one of the windows can be
accelerated, which causes a rather long delay and a lot of
"open->close->open window" behavior, when the player is probing for each
stream if XVideo can be used or not.

To make it short, that patch shouldn't be merged now. But after the MMS is
fixed to work properly, I think there should be video ES selection as well,
radical or not.

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