This page provides a brief overview on the LibVLC Objective-C binding.
VLCKit is an Objective-C wrapper for libvlc's external interface, on MacOS X. It includes basic classes for playlists, streaming and transcoding. However, this is only a limited set. Doing simple media players (comparable to MPlayer OS X or QuickTime Player) is as hard as doing a QuickTime-based one; thus, it is really easy. However, you'll lack most of the cool things such as running multiple interfaces within one instance (remember that hotkeys is an interface, too). Still, you get da überfeature: playing multiple streams within one instance of VLC side by side.
Build the framework
- Clone git.videolan.org/vlc-bindings/VLCKit.git
- make sure the VLCKit target is selected
- build the project
This should automatically build VLC itself.
Basic usage in your application
The code should speak by itself
// Set up a videoView by hand. You can also do that in the nib file videoView = [[VLCVideoView alloc] initWithFrame:[[window contentView] bounds]]; [[window contentView] addSubview:videoView]; [videoView setAutoresizingMask: NSViewHeightSizable|NSViewWidthSizable]; // Init the player object player = [[VLCMediaPlayer alloc] initWithVideoView:videoView]; [player setMedia:[VLCMedia mediaWithPath:@"/to/my/movie"]]; [player play];
You should be able to find sample code in:
Examples: This is the folder that contains the VLC.framework basics usage.
./vlc/projects/macosx/vlc_app: This is the VLC application that uses the framework intensivly, this is much more advanced.
What applications use VLCKit?
Feel free to add your application above in alphabetical order.