[vlc-devel] [PATCH] Add an access-demux which can retrieve raw subtitles

Rémi Denis-Courmont rem at videolan.org
Tue Mar 23 13:37:50 CET 2010

On Tuesday 23 March 2010 07:46:28 Pierre Ynard, you wrote:
> > Please don't. This belongs in a demux. That mistake was already done
> > with the fake access-demux. Not again.
> Agreed, that's what I tried to do at first. But the stream layer totally
> screws up the particular purpose of this module: reading and displaying
> subtitles that are "injected" into the stream in real time. First,
> starting the input blocks VLC at pre-buffering stage, since there is
> nothing to buffer yet. Since the data is sparse and arriving at a
> seemingly random pace, it cannot flow through the buffer nicely, and the
> demux only gets out-of-date data. And then it messes up further with
> synchronization and pace control.

The fact that the SMF demux works proves this statement wrong.

Rémi Denis-Courmont

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