[vlc-devel] [PATCH] RFC: http: add support for byte range requests

Thomas Guillem thomas at gllm.fr
Mon Jun 17 08:23:19 CEST 2019


On Sat, Jun 15, 2019, at 07:53, Rémi Denis-Courmont wrote:
> 	Hi,
> Streaming in ranges breaks pipelining and cannot work properly if the RTT is 
> non-negligible. Sequential streaming must use a half-open range.
> Likewise multi-track (like AVI) streaming needs to use multiple half-open 
> ranges in parallel, in other words, multiple streams - and that is not specific 
> to HTTP at all.

Range request will be only used for adaptive, why are talking about .avi ?

> New stream must only be used when unavoidable - notably when seeking or 
> getting a different resource (e.g. rate switch).
> This patch has zero rationale. Nack.

This patch doesn't change the actual http access behavior. This new function will only be used by adaptive in order to refactor *a lot* of code.

I really don't understand your refusal ? Could you explain what should be done then ?

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> Rémi Denis-Courmont
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