[Live-devel] live555 and VLC question

Ross Finlayson finlayson at live555.com
Fri Jan 8 13:46:19 PST 2010

>we have downloaded the VLC player and we realized the live555 code 
>is used in it (well, we are new to the scene). We studied the VLC 
>code but it is not obvious to us, what parts of live555 streaming 
>media library the VLC player is using. We thought that the VLC 
>player uses live555 code whenever it needs to contact a RTSP server 
>and to receive data via RTP. But there seem to be other code files 
>in the VLC project covering the RTSP and RTP implementations. So 
>what is the relation here? We just want to make this clear to be 
>able to understand both code packages (live555 and VLC correctly).

VLC uses our ("LIVE555 Streaming Media") code when acting as a RTSP 
client, but also implements a RTSP server, and uses its own code for 

Ross Finlayson
Live Networks, Inc.

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