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

Rémi Denis-Courmont remi at remlab.net
Mon Dec 4 20:53:47 CET 2017

Le maanantaina 4. joulukuuta 2017, 19.36.05 EET Marvin Scholz a écrit :
> This only affects macOS (and iOS), so the impact of backporting this
> should be quite small and it allows us to drop the FluidLite library for
> midi decoding, on macOS.

Err, the regression potential should be evaluated against what MIDI support 
there currently is on macOS (that is to say in VLC 2.2.x). FluidLite was not 
supported in VLC 2.2.x, so it is not that interesting to compare against.

If VLC 2.2 had no MIDI decoder, then the regression potential is essentially 
zero. But if FluidSynth was used...

> 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 macOS.
> Additionally FluidLite currently crashes with some (possibly broken)
> SoundFonts.

So what is the plan on platforms that have neither FluidSynth nor 
AudioToolBox? Switching macOS as such is not solving that problem.


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