[vlc-devel] [RFC] Requesting backport of audiotoolbox_midi to VLC 3.0
epirat07 at gmail.com
Mon Dec 4 21:09:14 CET 2017
On 4 Dec 2017, at 20:53, Rémi Denis-Courmont wrote:
> 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
>> midi decoding, on macOS.
> Err, the regression potential should be evaluated against what MIDI
> 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
> If VLC 2.2 had no MIDI decoder, then the regression potential is
> zero. But if FluidSynth was used...
VLC 2.2 macOS builds have no MIDI decoder. So there will be no
feature-wise by using audiotoolbox_midi instead of FluidLite for VLC
>> The AudioToolbox midi decoder has the benefit that it can work
>> the user specifying any SoundFont, as it will use a default soundbank
>> is shipped with macOS.
>> Additionally FluidLite currently crashes with some (possibly broken)
> So what is the plan on platforms that have neither FluidSynth nor
> AudioToolBox? Switching macOS as such is not solving that problem.
Indeed, it does not solve the FluidLite crash problem.
I don't know what solutions exists for MIDI decoding on Windows
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