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libvlccore is the core part of VLC. It is the heart of VLC, powering the LibVLC library and providing the internal infrastructure for a lot of functionality such as stream access, audio and video output, plugin handling, a thread system. All the libvlccore source files are located in the src directory and its subdirectories:

Directory Name Directory Explanation
src/android Configuration code specific to VLC on Android.
src/audio_output initializes the audio mixer, ie. finds the right playing frequency, and then resamples audio frames received from the decoder(s).
src/config Contains code to parse command line arguments and vlcrc files.
src/darwin Configuration code specific to VLC on Mac OS X.
src/extras Some extra functions to complement the C library.
src/input Opens an input module, reads packets, parses them and passes reconstituted elementary streams to the decoder(s).
src/interface Contains code for user interaction such as key presses and device ejection.
src/misc Miscellaneous utilities used in other parts of VLC, such as the thread system, the message queue, the object lookup system, the variable system or CPU detection.
src/modules Contains the mechanism of the modules/plugin system.
src/network Contains code related to network access.
src/os2 Configuration code specific to VLC on OS/2.
src/playlist Manages playlist interaction such as stop, play, next, or random playback.
src/posix Configuration code specific to VLC on POSIX.
src/stream_output Initializes stream output muxers and encoders to enable streaming with VLC.
src/symbian Configuration code specific to VLC on Symbian.
src/test The short VLC test suite.
src/text Contains text-related functions, like character encodings, Unicode, and IDNs.
src/video_output initializes the video display, gets all pictures and subpictures (ie. subtitles) from the decoder(s), optionally converts them to another format (such as YUV to RGB), and displays them.
src/win32 Configuration code specific to VLC on Windows
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