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TODO for DBus integration

List all signals, methods with their arguments and return value

Decide what to do when org.videolan service is already registered by another instance of vlc: let the first instance do all the work ? replace it ? place vlc on the queue ?

Now if vlc is built with D-Bus >= 1.0.0 it will automatically register org.videolan.vlc, and no other instances of vlc will be allowed to replace it

Decide service bahaviour

Could vlc be a on-demand startable service, would it be useful ?

We just have to create a /usr/share/dbus-1/org.videolan.vlc.service:

[D-BUS Service]


Exec=/usr/bin/vlc -I dummy --control dbus

Missing features

volume control => VolumeGet and VolumeSet

playlist => hard.... could we use xspf ?

timing of the input element (position, jump)

preferences ?

List of signals and methods


"ItemChange" "s" : Emitted when a new input element is played, the string contains the filename, or the input name if it has some metadata.

"NewInstance" "i" : Emitted when vlc control interface is started, with vlc pid


"GetPlayStatus" ""->"s" : return "play" "pause" "stopped" or "unknown"

"GetPlayingItem" ""->"s" : return the filename of the current item being played, or it's name if it has some metadata. Same data provided by "ItemChange"

"ToglePause" ""->"b" : toggle the play/pause status, and start playing if it was stopped, return true if playing, false if paused

"AddMRL" "sb"->"" : add string to the playlist, and play it if bool is true

"Nothing" ""->"" : do nothing, just here for tests, and code example

"Quit" ""->"" : exits vlc

"Stop" ""->"" : stop playlist

"Prev" ""->"" : plays previous playlist item

"Next" ""->"" : plays next playlist item