[vlc-devel] libvlc_media_discoverer_new_from_name return case

Rémi Denis-Courmont rem at videolan.org
Sat Jun 26 21:52:27 CEST 2010

On Saturday 26 June 2010 22:23:17 Joel Blumen, you wrote:
> Hi,
> I have been looking at a VLCAssert that is getting caught in VLCKit when
> there is no internet connection. The cause appears to be
> libvlc_media_discoverer_new_from_name( libvlc_instance_t * p_inst, const
> char * psz_name) in media_discoverer.c which returns null when there is no
> internet connection. I have not yet confirmed if it does this for every
> name that it can receive.
> My question is this: Is this the intended behavior of this method to return
> null when there is no internet, and therefore VLCKit/Lunettes should
> handle the null generated due to lack of connectivity, or should this
> still return an object anyways?

That should return NULL if the media service failed to start. What that means 
will depend on the specific service.

Rémi Denis-Courmont

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