[vlc-devel] Stupid questions about the VLC tree

Rémi Denis-Courmont remi at remlab.net
Mon Jul 19 08:52:29 CEST 2010

On Mon, 19 Jul 2010 00:27:45 +0200, Jean-Baptiste Kempf <jb at videolan.org>
> Why are playlist exports under modules/misc and not under modules/mux ?

It's not a muxers. The object interface is totally different.

> Why is lua under modules/misc and not directly under modules/ seeing the
> importance of lua those days?
> Why isn't there a modules/misc/text_renderer/ for all "text renderer"
> modules?
> Why are some subtitles codecs under modules/codecs/subtitles/ and some
> are just under modules/codecs/ ?

Some people are sloppy and added codecs in the wrong directory (e.g. ASS).

> Why are "sout access" under access_output/ and not under stream_! ?

They're different kinds of modules. muxers and packetizers are not in
stream_output either.

> Why is http interface under control/ and not gui/ ?

Technically, it is not a GUI as it does not depend on a UI framework, just
like DBus.

Rémi Denis-Courmont

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