[vlc-devel] [PATCH 1/2] libvlc: add libvlc_media_player_dump

Jean-Baptiste Kempf jb at videolan.org
Fri May 20 10:15:43 CEST 2016

On 20/05/2016 09:40, Rémi Denis-Courmont wrote:
> Le 2016-05-20 09:19, Thomas Guillem a écrit :
>> Pointless, no, this is a very asked feature. Users of VLC ports want to
>> download their media files to their devices from their media shares.
> This is out of scope of LibVLC, which is a media player framework/library.

Sorry, but this is very debatable.
Dumping the input is a much asked for feature, notably to record the 
input without touching it. And that's not only to download.

>> Racy, ah yes maybe.
>> Impractical, yes since it's weird to dump a file from a Media Player.
> It's broken and behaving wrongly or weirdly in too many ways to be
> usable for this purpose.

How is that broken? How can we achieve that in a correct way?

> There are plenty of existing and (much) better suited libraries for file
> and file system abstractions to choose from.

Well, in fact, there are not many. For HTTP and FTP, sure; for the rest, no.
And how do you do that for MMS or adaptive streaming?

Jean-Baptiste Kempf
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