LibVLC Tutorial

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LibVLC Tutorial

This may work with trunk version

Of course, windows binary builds don't come with vlc.h, so you'll need a copy of the source to get them. See LibVLC_Tutorial_086c for some instructions on getting the build working.

Linking against LibVLC

cc example.c -lvlc -o example

Sample LibVLC Code

#include <stdio.h>
#include <stdlib.h>
#include <vlc/vlc.h>

int main(int argc, char* argv[])
    const char * const vlc_args[] = {
              "-I", "dummy", /* Don't use any interface */
              "--ignore-config", /* Don't use VLC's config */
              "--plugin-path=/set/your/path/to/libvlc/module/if/you/are/on/windows/or/macosx" };
    libvlc_instance_t * inst;
    libvlc_media_player_t *mp;
    libvlc_media_t *m;
    /* init vlc modules, should be done only once */
    inst = libvlc_new (sizeof(vlc_args) / sizeof(vlc_args[0]), vlc_args);
    /* Create a new item */
    m = libvlc_media_new (inst, "");
    /* Create a media player playing environement */
    mp = libvlc_media_player_new_from_media (m);
    /* No need to keep the media now */
    libvlc_media_release (m);

#if 0
    /* This is a non working code that show how to hooks into a window,
     * if we have a window around */
     libvlc_media_player_set_xdrawable (mp, xdrawable);
    /* or on windows */
     libvlc_media_player_set_hwnd (mp, hwnd);
    /* or on mac os */
     libvlc_media_player_set_nsobject (mp, view);

    /* play the media_player */
    libvlc_media_player_play (mp);
    sleep (10); /* Let it play a bit */
    /* Stop playing */
    libvlc_media_player_stop (mp);

    /* Free the media_player */
    libvlc_media_player_release (mp);

    libvlc_release (inst);

    return 0;