[vlc-devel] [RFC] Unified caching values

Pierre Ynard linkfanel at yahoo.fr
Fri May 20 02:41:13 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?

Sounds like a good idea, but how does caching work? Because when setting
too low values, Bad Things™ happen at some point in the pipeline.
Users got broken setups in the past because of that.

Pierre Ynard
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