[vlc-devel] [PATCHv2] Fix input variables

Rémi Denis-Courmont remi at remlab.net
Wed Nov 24 12:21:28 CET 2010

On Wed, 24 Nov 2010 12:00:30 +0100, Pierre Ynard <linkfanel at yahoo.fr>
> For example, try playing an input with some stream output related
> options (like :sout-rtp-sap and :sout-rtp-name=foobar, that's what
> the GUI wizard does). The sout object is not a child of the input so
> variables are never inherited, and they go ignored. This is broken and
> probably needs to be fixed.

I completely disagree. Those options should be ignored in the input item.
They never worked properly anyway: the stream output took the options from
the first item and wrongly assumed the subsequent items would use the same
option values until the user pressed stop and start again. That made
absolutely no sense.

If you want to pass stream output options per items, then you must not use
sout-keep. In other words, you cannot have the butter and the money for the

Rémi Denis-Courmont

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