[vlc-devel] Smooth Streaming

Jean-Baptiste Kempf jb at videolan.org
Tue Jul 19 21:25:52 CEST 2011

On Tue, Jul 19, 2011 at 07:43:43PM +0300, Rémi Denis-Courmont wrote :
> That sounds cool, though it beats me why Microsoft needs yet another custom 
> HTTP streaming protocol (they already have MS-WMSP a.k.a. MMSH).
Because they can? :D

Although, I would say that Smooth Streaming is more used than Dash...
So, why Mpeg needs Dash when we have Smooth Streaming? </troll>

> > I'm (of course) very interested by any advice you could give to me.
> I'm not sure anyone on the forum is very familiar with the protocol, and you 
> don't say if you're trying to make a client/input or server/output plugin... I 
> would hazard a figure of about 2 months including overhead if you're familiar 
> with C.

I would say 2 months is quite correct.

Please remember to use the avformat demuxer, and not the mp4 one,
because of fragmented-isom.

Moreover, you should definitively have a look at the DASH patches on
this very mailing list.

Best Regards,

Jean-Baptiste Kempf
http://www.jbkempf.com/ - +33 672 704 734
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