[vlc-devel] MPEG-DASH and the likes

Frédéric Yhuel yhuelf at gmail.com
Wed Aug 28 22:59:40 CEST 2013


It has been some time (more than a year) since someone did a
meaningful patch on MPEG-DASH client module.

Smooth Streaming module did not receive any contribution besides the
two small fixes of Rémi Durrafort last January. It doesn't seem to
work any more (I've no idea why yet).

Only HLS seems to be of some interest to the world, at least enough to
motivate some developers to work on it.

I was thinking to set aside some time to work again on Smooth
Streaming module: first to debug it, then to finish the move from
stream_filter to demux, or even a complete rewrite as a "single" demux
(as opposed to a chained demux).

But before I do, I'd like to know if it is worthwhile doing so. Smooth
Streaming doesn't seem to be used much in a DRM-free context, but
maybe I'm wrong. And what do you think of MPEG-DASH? Is it going to
take off? Is there a point for VLC users?

Best regards,

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