[vlc-devel] [PATCH 3/4] core: vout: pass an input_thread_t to vout_GetDevice()
thomas at gllm.fr
Fri Jan 17 14:18:51 CET 2020
A lot of LibVLC clients have a setting to enable/disable hw decoding. Changing the "avcodec-hw" string by "dec-dev" is quite easy. But having to destroy and create a new libvlc in order to update user preferences is a huge change and require a lot of adaptation in client apps.
On Fri, Jan 17, 2020, at 12:28, Rémi Denis-Courmont wrote:
> This "feature" broke anyway since avcodec-hw no longer exists. Users used to be able to set plenty of variables before sout-keep and then input resources were implemented. Moving settings to more global scope is nothing new.
> Le 17 janvier 2020 10:30:34 GMT+02:00, Thomas Guillem <thomas at gllm.fr> a écrit :
>> It's OK to break gapless if the hw dec settings change between 2 inputs.
>> VLC users were always able to configure hw dec settings via the input (via avcodec-hw and other vars). I thnk we should keep it that way.
>> Do you have an other solution in mind?
>> On Thu, Jan 16, 2020, at 19:00, Rémi Denis-Courmont wrote:
>>> Le torstaina 16. tammikuuta 2020, 18.41.36 EET Thomas Guillem a écrit :
>>>> Optinal, will be used to get the input_thread_t "dec-dev" variable.
>>> We don't accept output options on input items for years for good reasons. It
>>> was totally broken. And it prevents gap-less.
>>> Реми Дёни-Курмон
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