[vlc-devel] Re: Enhancing VLC...

Aliénor Salin ali at zoy.org
Tue Jan 17 23:55:47 CET 2006

Hi Anurag,

I am not able to help you on this topic. I think the best thing to do is 
to contact vlc-devel at videolan.org (copy of this message).

Best regards,


Anurag Singh wrote:

> Hi Ali,
> I am working on a project that requires me to playback a stack of 
> imagefiles stored on disk, as a video. I had only just started looking 
> into the VLC source and was principally reading the API documentation 
> created by you.
> >From my deductions it seems that I will have to write an Input plugin 
> to iteratively read the specified sequence of images (TGA,TIF, BMPs 
> etc). I was wondering if it was possible to write my pf_init in such a 
> manner that it populates the stream, program and ES structures (i.e. 
> disguises a single image/frame as a single packet).
> This way I could utilize buffering methods directly. I think I will 
> also need to write a dummy 'decoder' for these 'uncoded' images (or 
> might be able to use an existing one by tweaking the parameters). This 
> will make everything fit in the VLC framework seamlessly without too 
> many plugins.
> Do you consider it as a feasible idea? If I have got to the wrong/busy 
> person, please feel free to forward the query to an appropriate contact.
> Then I am an open source newbie, if this (playing image stacks as a 
> movie) could be a worthwhile enhancement to VLC (and not already done) 
> how do I take it further?
> Thanks
> Anurag

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