[vlc-devel] Sorenson on macosx port

Derk-Jan Hartman d.hartman at student.utwente.nl
Sun Jan 26 15:26:30 CET 2003

OK, i have been thinking about this for some time. Quicktime is a  
standard part of the OS. So we are bound to be able to integrate it  
into the OSX port of vlc. There are functions in the Quicktime  
framework for creating a QTMovie object from a file, telling it what  
window to use, start/stopping/seeking the file etc.

There has to be a way we can hack the vlc core to tell it

1: if .mov on MacOSX platform.
2: then open with special 'input' or 'demux' ?
3: connect it to our video_window.
4: connect standard inputs functions to QT framework functions.
5: do nothing else ;-) (discard all the packet stuff).

It would always remain a hack. simply because we will probably never be  
able to decode sorenson ourselves. But this way we might at least be  
able to play it under OSX. Unfortunately i understand too little about  
how the vlc core works (and C) to actually get this done. Is there  
someone with a lot more experience who could help me on this?

Do ppl see any other possibilities to solve this problem?

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