[RFC] wl_surface video protocol extension

Jonas Kulla nyocurio at gmail.com
Wed Oct 16 18:09:13 CEST 2013

2013/10/16 Frederic Plourde <frederic.plourde at collabora.co.uk>

> Hi everybody
> We're having needs for a streaming_video-capable wl_surface. An extended
> surface that could "queue buffers up" along with presentation timestamps in
> the compositor so that videosink clients (like gstreamer's wayland
> videosink) could more effectively and precisely synchronize audio and video
> on specific time cues.
> I'd like your comments/opinion about this first draft of the protocol.
> Protocol and interfaces names, language, set of requests, etc...
> The idea for now is to let the clients queue buffers in advance and clear
> the queue abruptely for cases where they'd need, e.g. to "pause" the
> streaming.We're still having a whole bunch of implementation-wise
> questions, but that's a start. It'd be awesome if I had your feedback on
> this protocol.
> Thanks !
> Frederic Plourde


it might just be a stupid thought of mine, but it would be kinda cool
if there was wayland protocol for creating an EGLStream [1] backed

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