[vlc-devel] httplive bug fixes

Jean-Paul Saman jpsaman at gmail.com
Wed Oct 5 11:47:54 CEST 2011

On Mon, Oct 3, 2011 at 8:02 PM, Sergio M. Ammirata, Ph.D.
<sergio at ammirata.net> wrote:
>  Here is a modified patch without the streamindex parameter.

Thanks, I will have a look at this.

Kind regards,
Jean-Paul Saman

> Sergio
> On 10/3/11 10:32 AM, "David Glaude" <david.glaude at gmail.com> wrote:
>>2011/10/3 Jean-Paul Saman <jpsaman at gmail.com>
>>> On Sun, Oct 2, 2011 at 7:11 PM, Sergio M. Ammirata, Ph.D.
>>> <sergio at ammirata.net> wrote:> 6) I added a new option that will let the
>>>user specify the specific stream
>>> > to use from the meta index file. This option is useful if you do not
>>>want to
>>> > switch between bitrates when they are available.
>>> As told you in private already 6 is a NAK
>>Without entering in your private conversation, I see an interest in
>>getting a fixed video bitrate of the video. For live, there is a high
>>risk of running out of buffer, but for VOD there is no issue.
>>If not for watching, it might be usefull for archive of a video or for
>>transcoding into anything else.
>>What is really missing from VLC for anybody working with content
>>available in multiple video bitrate, it is a way to specify the
>>"available bitrate" from your internet connection (could be set to
>>autodetect). Then VLC should obey this information and when multiple
>>bitrate are available, pick one below your max. What is needed is a
>>global parameter similar to prefered language.
>>If you agree that a max might be needed (just like it is present in
>>Windows Media Player and Quicktime Player), then a min should be
>>possible ("I refuse to see pixelized video with bitrate below x"). And
>>with a min and a max, you can pick a precise bitrate.
>>As for HLS, it might not be necessary at all if VLC support to read
>>directly from one of the variant playlist such as:
>>http://example.com/mid.m3u8 (see
>>Could you please indicate if "Playlist with Alternative audio" is or
>>will be supported by VLC?
>>I am literally obsess with multilanguage support and have the strong
>>feeling that iOS5 (already available for apple developper) to be
>>announced on iPhone 5(?) tomorow may well support some kind of
>>alternate audio support.
>>The trick is that the audio is downloaded separately from the video
>>and it is up to the player to sync both.
>>This is perfect from a transport/caching/storing point of view.
>>David Glaude
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