[vlc-devel] Arggh! I fucked up. LIVE555 breaks VLC 1.1.6

Ross Finlayson finlayson at live555.com
Mon Jan 24 10:01:12 CET 2011

>  > I've just installed a new LIVE555 version (2011.01.24) that I believe will
>>  fix the problem.  After rebuilding VLC with this new version, please test it
>>  by running
>>         VLC rtsp://example.com/foo
>>  (i.e., exactly as shown; the actual "rtsp://" URL doesn't matter). Note that
>>  this command will crash VLC 1.1.6.
>I can't reproduce this on Mac OS X (PowerPC) (the only platform I've
>got access to atm). Playing the suggested URL simply results in the
>following normal output:


No, VLC 1.1.6 crashes for me on Mac OS X (Intel).  The problem was 
that the code was trying to delete[] an unassigned pointer variable 
(so if - on your system - the variable's initial value happened to be 
0, you wouldn't see a problem).

Ross Finlayson
Live Networks, Inc.

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