[vlc-devel] [RFC] Unified caching values

Rémi Denis-Courmont remi at remlab.net
Wed May 18 18:15:01 CEST 2011


As of today, VLC master has 38 different --foobar-caching configuration items 
for input plugins (excluding 2 for stream output). A large number of them have 
the same defaults, and some of the others seem to be totally arbitrary.

How about unifying them by class of input, e.g.:
--network-caching for remote streams with high default value,
--file-caching for local files with moderate default value,
(--disc-caching optionally,)
--live-caching for live capture with small default value?

As far as I can tell, the one option for every new plugin is not far from 
cargo cult programming.

Rémi Denis-Courmont

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