[vlc-devel] [PATCH] Fixed pause issue for streams without end (live cameras)

Paulo Vitor Magacho da Silva pvmagacho at gmail.com
Fri Oct 23 18:13:43 CEST 2015

Hi Ross,
Thanks for the information.
That is exactly what we are aiming to do. Improve the server to support the
commands correctly.
Thank you
Em 23/10/2015 12:49, "Ross Finlayson" <finlayson at live555.com> escreveu:

> correct me if I am wrong. In the live555 code I see that the RTCP reports
> are enabled after the PLAY command (RTSPClient.cpp file). But you don't
> disable it when the video is paused.
> Does the Live555 library controls how often the RTCP packets are sent or
> this has to be done by the client, VLC?
> The 'LIVE555 event loop’ automatically transmits periodic RTCP packets.
> *However* I think that VLC does not run the LIVE555 event loop while VLC
> is paused (i.e., after it has sent a RTSP “PAUSE” command, but before it
> sends a subsequent “PLAY” to restart the stream).  If that’s the case, then
> it violates the RTSP/RTP/RTCP specs, and is a bug in VLC (blame Remi,
> because he doesn’t want to run the LIVE555 event loop while VLC is
> “PAUSE”d, for some reason).
> But this is probably irrelevant for you - because if your server is so
> broken that it doesn’t handle “GET_PARAMETER” commands, then it probably
> doesn’t use listen for incoming RTCP packets either.
> Why don’t you just fix your server (to handle “GET_PARAMETER” commands)?
>  (Your server is probably something that you’ve paid for, whereas VLC is
> something that you get for free - in which case it’s a bit insulting, IMHO,
> that you expect VLC people to fix your problem for you.)
> Ross Finlayson
> Live Networks, Inc.
> http://www.live555.com/
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