[vlc-devel] [PATCH] add in ability to read from any part of a file descriptor.

Rémi Denis-Courmont remi at remlab.net
Tue Jan 5 17:05:47 CET 2016

Le 2016-01-05 16:35, Kevin Whitaker a écrit :
> Incoming from the android mailing list, this patch is intended to
> allow vlc to play from any point in a file descriptor.
> This is important on android because android assets are only
> accessible by inputstream or by way of a file descriptor that
> represents all the assets squished together. The Android asset 
> manager
> gives a file descriptor, offset, and length that allows programs to
> find the right asset. I've tested this and have gotten it to play
> videos that were stored as assets, but this is my first time working
> in the vlc codebase, so let me know if everything is fine.

I think adding two new options, e.g. file-offset and file-length, would 
be a lot simpler and cleaner. It also ensures that playlist files cannot 
(ab)use the feature.

Then again, you might prefer to use custom Libvlc I/O callbacks and 
leave the VLC code base alone.

Rémi Denis-Courmont

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