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For 1.3 series
- analyse impact of breaking xine.h down in multiple public headers, and
rename the xine/ directory for include files in xinecore/ (for plugins
only), while leaving xine/ for public include files;
For 1.2 series
- Security-Related: start using xine_xcalloc rather than xine_xmalloc when
the number of elements is not a build-time constant.
- mimetype-based demuxer selection, solves the effects of shoutcast's bug;
- Doxygen API documentation for both internal and public functions;
- removal of (deprecated) software deinterlacers from video output plugins;
- reduction of exported symbols by hiding (-fvisibility=hidden or attribute)
the internal libxine-only functions;
- move the contributed code (not developed by xine project) in the contrib/
directory of the source tree;
- reduce memory footprint (e.g. variable fifo buffer sizes...);
- handle gracefully the runtime removal of the audio output device (being
it a physical removal for USB devices or a missing output on a client-server
design like PulseAudio, ESounD or Jack);
- review media_eject_media, possibly rewrite to use libcdio;
- improve error reporting (for when demuxer/decoder plugins aren't found);
- review translable strings, try to follow a defined schema for naming and
error reporting;
known bugs
- frame allocation problem with h264 streams using > 15 reference frames
- dvdnav time search function does not use the time table, but interpolates
only cell times
- apparently, dvb:// (but not dvb://CHANNEL) is broken for ATSC
requested/planned features
- advanced audio processors
- audio normalization
- crossfading
- high quality overlay blending / OSD
(eg. Jason Tackaberry's advanced BGRA blend plugin)
- synchronized playback between multiple machines
- high quality sound resampling (use libsamplerate / secret rabbit code)
- "synchroneous post plugins" (post plugins behind the output fifo)
- move pvr and v4l_adjust_realtime_speed routines to xine engine
so it can be used by any input plugin.
the following text is kept from pre-1.0 times - we must check what is still relevant
- properly localize all user-visible strings
- sort out which messages should go to console and which to xine_log
- look over global structures and do some cleanup
- id3v2.3,v2.4 support
- "metainfo change" event
- double-check rate estimation in demux_mpeg/mpeg_block
- fix cook audio streaming
- better dvd error messages
- fix streaming of small files (e.g. http)
- rtp / rtsp support:
- input_rtp
- rtsp support (currently only real's rtsp derivate is implemented)
- isma/apple streaming server support (
- find out what all those people requesting rtp/multicast/... support
really want and how to implement it :)
- videolan streaming server support
- helix streaming server support
- detect broken savage drivers in health check, disable Xv in that case
beyond 1.0
- use the safe string functions from xine_buffer.h in xine's own code
- rework the clock system, introducing clock and metronom speed settings
- allow more frame formats, automatic post plugin insertion for conversion
- frame-level seeking
- experiment with splint for code verification
Open Tasks
- port to other OS (Net/OpenBSD, hurd ...?)
- MicroDVD input plugin
- video output synced to vertical blank
preferably without requiring
root privileges (XSync extension? MAS?)
- resolve issues with ffmpeg's live http streaming server
- videolan streaming support
- MAS support (
- nonlinear video editing and compositing frontend (michael) => enix
- stream format conversion frontend => enix
- Multiple DVD Subtitles displayed at the same time
- Move read cache code from libdvdnav into input_dvd.c
- Support DVD "Trick" modes. Super Fast forward/reverse
- detect raw ac3/a52 in MPEG Program streams.
- detect raw ac3/a52 in MPEG Transport streams that lack PAT/PMT tables.
- handle MPEG PES/PS streams with PES_packet_length = 0
xine's future
- implement lots of audio and video processing filters as post plugins, e.g.
- scaling
- colorspace conversion
- deinterlacing (already done)
- audio resampling
- compressor
extend public api so post plugins are instantiated automatically when
needed, but keep explicit post plugin rewiring functions for advanced
video processing frontends
- see what kind of cooperation can be set up with other media player projects
- mike will look into moving xine's decoder api closer to the one
ffmpeg uses
- check out other media players
- output, demuxer plugins
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