[vlc-devel] [RFC] Requesting backport of audiotoolbox_midi to VLC 3.0

Marvin Scholz epirat07 at gmail.com
Mon Dec 4 19:36:05 CET 2017

Good evening fellow VLC devs,

I wanted to request an exception to the code freeze of 3.0 for the 
of the recently added audiotoolbox_midi decoder module for macOS (and 

This only affects macOS (and iOS), so the impact of backporting this 
be quite small and it allows us to drop the FluidLite library for midi 
on macOS.

The AudioToolbox midi decoder has the benefit that it can work without 
the user
specifying any SoundFont, as it will use a default soundbank that is 
shipped with

Additionally FluidLite currently crashes with some (possibly broken) 

Please let me know your opinion,
thanks in advance.

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