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

Rémi Denis-Courmont remi at remlab.net
Tue Nov 19 19:31:11 CET 2019

Le tiistaina 19. marraskuuta 2019, 17.24.16 EET Thomas Guillem a écrit :
> > 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.

Again, I don't think audiophiles care about exclusive mode per se. They want 
bit exact mode. Exclusive mode is not required (in general), and never 
sufficient for bit exact mode.

> I really prefer keeping this name: exclusive since it self-describes the
> actual player behavior:

I'm all for keeping the name exclusive mode for WASAPI "exclusive mode". The 
problem is that exclusive mode is *not* what the users want, and even if it 
were, it's a WASAPI thing that would belong in the WASAPI plugin.


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