[vlc-devel] [PATCH 1/4] vlc_stream.h: add some STREAM_GET_* requests

Frederic YHUEL fyhuel at viotech.net
Mon Apr 16 21:43:57 CEST 2012

2012/4/16 Rémi Denis-Courmont <remi at remlab.net>:
> Le lundi 16 avril 2012 18:59:44 Frederic YHUEL, vous avez écrit :
>> I might be dumb but I don't know what you're talking about. We had a
>> irc discussion about threading and deadlocks, and a discussion on this
>> ML, the thread "Getting stuck in stream_Read()", but in both cases...
>> you didn't say that is was wrong to use HTTP access in a
>> stream_filter, and you did not (a fortiori) provide a solution.
> I never provided a solution because I do not have one on top of my head.
> Since I did not introduce the feature nor did I merge it, I have no moral
> obligation to find a solution and provide it or whatever you like.

Sacrebleu! I would never dare to think you have such moral obligations!

I simply don't remember where and when you explained that using HTTP
access at the stream_filter level was a bad idea. No more no less.

I perfectly understand that explaining things to mortals is annoying,
and I'm truly grateful for all you do here, really.

>> >> So that means HLS is wrong in this regard? What about DASH?
>> >
>> > Yes both.
>> Ok so we are doomed :-)
> This is not funny. I am rather fed up with people introducing new features
> without proper design and then relying on Laurent or I to clean after them (or
> simply not caring at all).

I understand Laurent's reaction about my patch, because it was going
to mess up VLC core. HLS and DASH module don't mess up anything,
right? So why getting so angry?

And btw my Smooth Streaming module worked very well during 9 hours (I
stopped it in the end) the last time I tested it, with adaptation and
resolution switches. Ok it's not a proof of whatever, but it's a good
sign, no? Ok ok, you win, it doesn't mean anything, but I wanted to
say it anyway :-)

Best Regards,


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