[vlc-devel] [PATCH 2/3] wasapi: enable event-driven buffering

Rémi Denis-Courmont remi at remlab.net
Tue Oct 1 11:17:25 CEST 2019


You can't do low delay with long period. That's fundamentally impossible. The end-to-end delay cannot be shorter than the period.

Le 1 octobre 2019 12:07:46 GMT+03:00, Thomas Guillem <thomas at gllm.fr> a écrit :
>On Mon, Sep 30, 2019, at 21:38, Rémi Denis-Courmont wrote:
>> Le maanantaina 30. syyskuuta 2019, 17.26.10 EEST Thomas Guillem a
>écrit :
>> > And remove the sleep in case of full buffer. This will improve low
>> > rendering.
>> I don't really see why. Low delay does not imply short buffers - so
>in fact, in 
>> low delay case, the buffer should never be even close to full, and
>thus there 
>> never should be a need to wait.
>What if you are playing one second of audio, that is the case with some
>ogg files. Waiting from Play should not happen in most cases but it can
>happen anyway (if you increase the rate, or depending on the input).
>By the way, Pulse audio is the only module that doesn't wait and
>trigger an overflow with flushing in that case (that is not very common
>I concede).
>> And if there is a need to way because of "high" delay / advance, then
>> thread will be descheduled, whether it is for a time-out, or for an
>> This patches just forces an interrupt, which potentially inhibits
>> management.
>The WaitForSingleObject() will be executed only if the audio buffer is
>full. As I said, this case should not happen often.
>I don't see how the interrupt is forced in that case.
>Waiting for audio, without a guessed sleep, is a necessary step for VLC
>5.0 where we may set all aout modules asynchronous (In that case, the
>wait will be done from an aout module own thread).
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