[vlc-devel] [RFC PATCH] playlist: don't open failing items in loop

Rémi Denis-Courmont remi at remlab.net
Tue May 24 13:00:25 CEST 2016

Le 2016-05-24 11:09, Filip Roséen a écrit :
> One immediate reaction:
>  	* if we have a playlist set to loop that contains one item which
> result in ERROR_S, this patch will completely stop the playback - 
> even
> if there are other playable items in the list.
>> If “Repeat All” or “Repeat current Item” option are set. The
>> same failing item will be opened in loop.
> This might be what most expect us to do.
> I do not think that looping items should depend on whether there is 
> an
> error when we try to play them, because there is nothing saying that
> the error will remain next time we try to do it.
> We should trust that the user knows what it has asked us to do, and
> even assume that any input that we are asked to play should be played
> (even if this results in an error). Proving that the underlying
> bytestream does not change before the next time we theoretically 
> would
> have played the item is impossible, and we can also not prove that an
> access that fails one time, always will fail.

Yes, exactly.

And what users complain about is the poor UI handling of high error 
rates, which renders the UI almost unusable. That issue lies in the GUI.

Rémi Denis-Courmont

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