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

Rémi Denis-Courmont remi at remlab.net
Mon Jan 24 10:08:58 CET 2011

On Mon, 24 Jan 2011 00:29:11 -0800, Ross Finlayson <finlayson at live555.com>
> Mea Culpa.  When I updated LIVE555 to support the "audio/L24" RTP
> payload type, I also (inadvertently) introduced a bug in the RTSP
> client code that happens to crash the new VLC 1.1.6.  (The reason I
> didn't notice this at the time is that the 1.1.x VLC tree still uses
> our old synchronous RTSP client interface; the 1.2.x tree uses the
> newer asynchronous interface that wasn't affected by the bug.)
> 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.
> Once again, I'm very sorry for the disruption.  Unfortunately you
> will need to release another VLC version (1.1.7?) to fix this.

There's no need to tag a new version for that.
Live555 is not part of the VLC source code.
People just need to update live555 when they compile binaries.

Rémi Denis-Courmont

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