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Coding by Toilet Breaks

I just had a revelation while sitting on the can: the generation of the “I need another source because this one is empty” event happens in the wrong place. The MultiSource will of course detect the end almost immediately after a source file is decoded which can happen in just a few seconds (even if your MP3 file yields seven minutes worth of music) so obviously (obviously!) it should not send the event; instead the final sink of the pipeline should tell somebody that the source of the pipeline needs new data. Now I only need to figure out which sink I should listen to in case I have several sinks in a pipeline (e.g. one for a streaming server, one for local audio output).

A New Plan Is Forming…

Apparently the real problem is to get the metadata of a filter’s input to the output generated by that exact input. So by some magical means I have to wait for a filter plugin to have generated all data that it will generate for the input it has been fed, and we’re potentially talking about dozens of milliseconds! This is an outrage!

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