[vlc-devel] [PATCH] [RFC] input: set "input-current" early so control interfaces can control earlier

Rémi Denis-Courmont remi at remlab.net
Tue Oct 27 12:31:17 CET 2015

Le 2015-10-27 12:24, Steve Lhomme a écrit :
>> It is an issue even with only one. Besides, the feature would 
>> eventually be
>> replicated to the HTTP interface, and possibly the skin engine.
> So you'd vote for another kind of object to be able to talk to the
> Chromecast and control playback ?

I just mean that input-current is not a good place to *modify* the 
(playlist's) input.

If you want to change the default stream output for playlist items, you 
can (create and) set the "sout" variable on the playlist object. This 
won't confuse other interfaces, won't break streaming wizards. If 
instead you just want to play one single item with sout, then you can 
create a new input item with a sout option like the wizards already do.

Neither of those, nor your approach solve the problem of doing VoD. The 
playlist is not suited for VoD; it is suited for live playback (no 
sout), live streaming (paced sout), and passable for offline conversion 
(unpaced sout).

Rémi Denis-Courmont

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