[MPlayer-users] Re: MPlayer-users Digest, Vol 2, Issue 105

Ross Finlayson finlayson at live.com
Mon Feb 17 11:41:12 CET 2003

>Forgive me for being an anti-C++ bigot

No, sorry - I won't forgive you :-)

>, but if Xine has an independent implementation of rtsp that works better

The only part of Xine's implementation that 'works better' is its 
implementation of RealNetworks' proprietary modifications to RTSP/RTP.  But 
it turns out that that's all it does - it's a very limited implementation 
of RTSP/RTP that works only for streaming RealAudio/RealVideo.  It doesn't 
support streaming from arbitrary (standards-compliant) RTSP servers, nor 
does it support RTP streams for codecs other than RealAudio/RealVideo.  In 
particular, it doesn't support MPEG-1 or 2 audio or video, H.263+ video, 
motion-JPEG video, MPEG-4 ES video, PCM (u-law and a-law) audio, GSM audio, 
QCELP audio, MPEG-4 LATM audio (3GPP-standard), MPEG-4 Generic audio/video, 
or QuickTime Generic audio/video RTP streams, all of which are working (or 
are close to working) in the existing implementation.


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