[MPlayer-dev-eng] Re: [NEW PATCH] ftp support

Alban Bedel albeu at free.fr
Thu Aug 14 11:47:52 CEST 2003

Hi Ivan Kalvachev,

on Thu, 14 Aug 2003 03:16:14 +0300 (EEST) you wrote:

> Arpi said:
> > Hi,
> >
> >> > > first of all, I don't understand why mplayer needs such support
> >at> all.
> I need such function. I would like to see the quality of a video clip
> before i download it. And the begginig usually is black. Seeking is a
> good thing.
For me too.

> >> 7. why do you we need functions like: FtpRmdir, FtpMkdir, FtpModDate,
> >> FtpPut, FtpRename, FtpDelete
> >
> > agree
> > actually, why do we need ftplib, the ftp protocol is simple enough to
> > reimplement from scratch, using the already existing functions of
> > network.c
> There is a project called curl (and libcurl) , it support ftp,http+ssl,
> resuming (seeking)
> and many options. Maybe we should support it. I belive that xine can use
> it. Anyway it is good to have native support too.
libcurl was the first thing i tried. But it's callbeck based shit. It's ok
for gui tools and such. But for it doesn't seems really usable.
Last night i reimplemented the needed stuff. So now no more ftplib. But
i still need to fix seeking (Interuptting the transfert hang sometime ):
and i'll send the new patch.

Everything is controlled by a small evil group
to which, unfortunately, no one we know belongs.

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