[libav-devel] [PATCH] Add Haivision Open SRT protocol

Luca Barbato lu_zero at gentoo.org
Mon Mar 26 19:05:29 CEST 2018

On 26/03/2018 17:16, nablet developer wrote:
> names srt and libsrt were found confusing and misleading, because of
>  similar acronyms used for other multimedia related things which are
> pretty well-known and wide-spread already (e.g. SRT subtitles or SRTP
> protocol). as result, maintainers/reviewers asked to change name to 
> avoid confusion, and Haivision recommended to use "opensrt" naming in
> order to distinguish from other similar acronyms.

One is SubRip text, quite a different beast.

SRTP was already a bad name since RTPs and RTSP existed before and are 
even closely related.

Right now I'm less concerned about spending time introducing yet another 
potentially unsearchable variant since gstreamer is using srt/libsrt 
since a while and just feeding any search engine worth its name with 
"srt protocol" produces non-misleading links.


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