[vlc-devel] [PATCH 2/2] LUA: AirPlay target support

Brendon Justin brendonjustin at gmail.com
Sun Mar 18 04:50:07 CET 2012

> > > Advertising the service using Bonjour is necessary for devices to
> > > see it, and I did not find any other way to start advertising when
> > > the interface is started. As I said in my last message, I hope to
> > > change the current method to a general interface for Bonjour and
> > > an interface for Avahi. I will hold off on doing so if there are
> > > concerns about the approach.
> > > 
> > 
> > 
> > I think it would be very useful to have some generic functionality to
> > advertise stuff over bonjour (avahai,zeroconf,whatever). for example,
> > I'd really like to be able to advertise the http interface over
> > bonjour to facilitate discovery/pairing.
> > 
> Like the service discovery modules we have, there is this idea here
> about "service advertisement", although it's not as simple to define and
> abstract. For now we have SAP functionality in the core; I think that
> bonjour is welcome too, and belongs as a service in VLC, not as
> something specific in lua. Maybe it could be put in the core. Also,
> rather than adding yet another module in the lua API, I think the setup
> of bonjour could be integrated with httpd calls: that's where it would be
> useful.
Does anyone else have an opinion on this?  Where should the actual bonjour code go so it can be used by other parts of VLC, possibly as a module?  It is the opposite of service discovery, and there is no corresponding module type in VLC that I see.
> Regards,
> -- 
> Pierre Ynard
> "Une ?me dans un corps, c'est comme un dessin sur une feuille de papier."

Brendon Justin

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