[vlc-devel] [PATCH V2 1/8] aout: add exclusive argument in plugins start cb

Thomas Guillem thomas at gllm.fr
Tue Nov 19 16:24:16 CET 2019


On Sat, Nov 9, 2019, at 03:35, Rémi Denis-Courmont wrote:
> Le vendredi 8 novembre 2019, 19:13:07 EET Thomas Guillem a écrit :
> > No exclusive implementation in this commit. The wasapi exclusive mode is
> > added in a next commit. The macOS and PulseAudio one should be implemented
> > as well later.
> I don't know that PA supports exclusive mode. 

There is the API for, but it is used for pass-through. I never tested it with PCM, but it seems not implemented (yet).

> And even if it does, that seems 
> like an internal detail of the aout implementation. I don't see the point in 
> exposing this to the core -

The exclusive mode is exposed by many players (mpv, qobuz, colibri, jplay, foobar2000) and it seems to be a popular term used by audiophiles.
I really prefer keeping this name: exclusive since it self-describes the actual player behavior: it will take over the sound card exclusively.

> unlike bit exact mode, which is *not* the same. 
> You could very well want/do bit exact with, say, JACK and it wouldn't be 
> exclusive.
> -- 
> Rémi Denis-Courmont
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