[vlc-devel] [PATCH] [RFC] libvlc:media: add a "sout" variable so we can update it during playback

Steve Lhomme robux4 at videolabs.io
Wed Apr 27 08:58:00 CEST 2016

On Tue, Apr 26, 2016 at 6:55 PM, Rémi Denis-Courmont <remi at remlab.net> wrote:
> This is a bad idea.
> It is practically sure to cause a lot of bugs and bring complexity for nearly
> zero value.

I think the alternative way of letting the caller decide whether (s)he
wants to do seamless transition or not is better, rather than forcing
it. Now we need to decide if that's a feature we want and if we want
to expose it and maintain it.

My personal vote is that it's a good feature that we should have. I
goes beyond Chromecast but would allow "vout" and "aout" switch on the
fly. For example local vs S/PDIF could be nice. Updating the number of
screens in use by the splitter might be fun too. That can be handled
without the flag I proposed with GET_POSITION, Stop, SET_POSITION,
Play. But then you restart the whole input, losing all context.

> --
> Rémi Denis-Courmont
> http://www.remlab.net/

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