[vlc-devel] [PATCHES] Symbian support

Pankaj yadav pankajdnapster at gmail.com
Tue Jan 4 12:12:39 CET 2011

2011/1/3 Rémi Denis-Courmont <remi at remlab.net>

> On Mon, 3 Jan 2011 15:34:16 +0100, Jean-Baptiste Kempf <jb at videolan.org>
> wrote:
> > On Thu, Dec 30, 2010 at 09:44:39PM +0100, Jean-Baptiste Kempf wrote :
> >> Here are 2 patches for Symbian support, for readdir_r and pread/pwrite.
> >>
> >> I'd love some feedback, since I am far from sure this is the right
> >> solution.
> >
> > In addition to that, 2 more ugly patches. Feedback welcome...
> I wonder why bother with Symbian. I don't know any real-life Symbian device
> that would have enough CPU and RAM to decode video. To make matters worse,
> I understood that there is no YUV and scaling overlay in the Symbian public
> API. Same goes for the DSP. I could be wrong.
>  Hardware Accelerated Chroma,Scaling and even using Phones' Internal Codecs
is now Open to 3rd party Devels now.I'm not sure about DSP but I think they
are also open.

> Otherwise porting to Symbian seems useless... if not counter-productive: I
> believe that a lack of VLC port fares better than a disappointing VLC port
> with regards to the project's notoriety.

Furthermore, developer time could
> probably be better spent on the core or on desktop features, than on the
> various mobile ports.
> I Don't think if everything is Open there is any Better Player For Symbian
than what VLC would be.Already there is a great User Base of Symbian
Devices,at least in India.

> --
> Rémi Denis-Courmont
> http://www.remlab.net
> http://fi.linkedin.com/in/remidenis
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