[vlc-devel] Re: interprocess communication?

John Michael Zorko j.zorko at att.net
Mon Sep 22 17:00:25 CEST 2003


> I would like to know if VLC supports interprocess communication.
> I've looked through all the documentation I can find for VLC, and I 
> cannot find any information on this matter... so, I'm assuming it is 
> not supported.  But I could have easily missed something.  I would 
> like to be able to poll information from VLC (for example, the current 
> FPS), using another application that I would develop.  Platform is 
> Linux.

As far as I know, it does not ... we got around this by developing a 
control / communications module that lets another application control 
(and query) VLC over a socket connection.  If you like, I can tell you 
the steps we did to do this, though it means getting jiggy with the 
source code.



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