[vlc-devel] [PATCH 1/4] Add option to select preferred video resolution

Pierre Ynard linkfanel at yahoo.fr
Mon Sep 12 00:57:35 CEST 2011

> Picking the closest (or the largest no larger, or the smallest no
> smaller) resolution would be more flexible. Then best available should
> be the maximum value (16384, I guess), and 0 the lowest available.

Picking the largest no larger is the advertised semantics. What you say
is the behavior I implemented in the youtube script patch. So agreed.

> It's not obvious that SD is 576 and even less that Low is 320.
> Besides, websites offer 480 and 240 more often than 576 and 320 in my
> experience

I was afraid that contrary to "1080p" and "720p", not too many people
have heard that 576 or 480 figure and know what it stands for. Anyway,
it didn't seem too important to me. SD will select either 576 or 480,
so that's fine to me. And I intended Low to mean "anything else below
SD", as I don't think that much granularity is needed anymore at such
low resolutions. Should I explicit the SD label? I could
also increase the LD threshold.

Pierre Ynard
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