[MPlayer-dev-eng] offer to include gopher protocol support

Vincenzo Nicosia katolaz at freaknet.org
Sun Jan 19 10:06:02 EET 2020

On Fri, Jan 17, 2020 at 05:23:25PM +0100, Reimar Döffinger wrote:


> Oooh, this is the background.
> My fault for working backwards.
> Please, any ffmpeg protocol support that you successfully tested just
> add it to the supported protocol list in stream_ffmpeg.c.
> That way you don't have to prepend the ffmpeg:// anymore.
> It is annoying on purpose because the idea is that "ffmpeg://" means
> "yes, use the ffmpeg protocol implementation even though I know it's
> not tested or might in fact even be known broken for MPlayer".
> Anyone testing more of the protocols FFmpeg supports and finding that
> they work fine, please do the same.
> At some point we'll hit the size limit of that array I guess, then we
> can consider increasing MAX_STREAM_PROTOCOLS or if that gets extreme
> just split it in multiple or some other way.

Dear Reimar,

thanks for your reply. That's very good, and solves the problem with
gopher for the moment being. And, above all, requires zero code, which
is the best amount of code (short of removing cruft) :)

I guess Alexander's patch is the one that does the trick then.


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