[vlc-devel] [PATCH 1/4] vlm: remove schedule media type

Rémi Denis-Courmont remi at remlab.net
Fri Aug 28 09:55:50 CEST 2020

This is not removing VLM. VLM broadcasts are still unavoidable for some fringe use cases like sout bridge.

This is removing schedule which never worked, has been known broken for over a decade. Nobody is going to fix it. I partially fixed on Linux. MacOS devs made an honest effort to try to fix it but failed.

It's patently obvious that some people do need/want scheduled VLC usage. But it's also obvious that they don't use VLM schedules for that.

They use custom wrappers and/or OS services (e.g. crond), via CLI, RC or HTTP.And that's the right way to do it. Afterall, VLC can't persist and automatically start or restart itself anyway. It can't even handle non-UTC civil time, nor weekdays. FFS, it doesn't even warn about pending schedules when you try to quit it.

Le 28 août 2020 09:58:05 GMT+03:00, Jean-Baptiste Kempf <jb at videolan.org> a écrit :
>On Fri, 28 Aug 2020, at 08:43, Rémi Denis-Courmont wrote:
>> I will ignore this mail with zero arguments.
>I'm sorry, but removal of features need to be decided collectively.
>Broken features can be fixed. Removing a feature because it's not
>completely working is not good argument enough.
>Even if you don't like VLM, it is used quite a bit.
>And, I'm sorry, but you should not ignore my emails.
>Jean-Baptiste Kempf -  President
>+33 672 704 734

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