[vlc-devel] [PATCH 0/3] beauty lies in the eyes of the adaptive

Filip Roséen filip at videolabs.io
Wed Jul 13 22:47:51 CEST 2016

>      I'm afraid this is pretty pointless as this was carried from the
>      original code and was probably only targeting a specific set of
>      alternative rates.

I was not aware of the history of the implementation, maybe I should have
done a little `git blame` digging to see if the discussion under "What
could be done in the future?" has already taken place.

Sorry about that!

>      For a same bitrate, having a lower resolution with higher quality vs
>      higher res with lower quality has no real benefit when final rendering
>      is rescaled.
>      Instead, we might want to never exceed the device resolution.
>      And we can't have any feedback from vout.

Agreed, but we could trust that the user knows what he/she is doing, and
therefor respect such request (if present). Though I am honestly not sure
exactly how one would weigh the different streams in terms of their

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