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

Thomas Guillem thomas at gllm.fr
Wed Nov 20 11:11:18 CET 2019

On Tue, Nov 19, 2019, at 19:31, Rémi Denis-Courmont wrote:
> 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.

After reading some audiophile forums, it seems users want either WASAPI exclusive or ASIO on Windows, and hog mode on macOS. So for me, they seem to care about exclusive (or ASIO).
> > 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.

That is what my first patch was doing.

If we do that, we need an other option to disable all filters, this seems confusing.

As discussed in the last tech meeting, I would really prefer to have more global options. Exclusive, volume, fullscreen, it's all the same.

But it seems that we can't find a consensus here, I don't think we decided anything about that in the last tech meeting.

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