[vlc-devel] Re: How to register a new codec to demux?

Benjamin Pracht bigben+spam at videolan.org
Wed Feb 8 23:23:16 CET 2006

Le jeudi 09 février 2006 à 03:36 +0800, Nelson Lam a écrit :
> Hello everyone,
> I am trying to add a new mp4 codec to vlc. I have written a plugin file in the 
> module directory. However, I dont know how to register my codec to the mp4 
> demuxer and the vlc? Could anyone please help me to solve the problem ^.^ 
> Thanks a lot.

Well, once compiled, VLC should find it automativally (it browses the
plugin directory on each startup). You don't need to register your codec
to a demuxer. If your plugin declares it can decode the proper fourcc
(which is used as internal representation of codec names in VLC), it
will be chosen to decode the coresponding streams (if it has the highest


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