[vlc-devel] libvlc status? [BIS]

Tanguy Krotoff tkrotoff at gmail.com
Tue Apr 1 20:23:21 CEST 2008

I feel so stupid! it works now!!!
Never do this in your code if you want to get meta data:
libvlc_media_release(_vlcMedia); HUHU
Sorry for bothering you with my stupidity...

I do simply this and it works:

vlcMedia = p_libvlc_media_new(vlcInstance, _filename);
vlcMediaPlayer = p_libvlc_media_player_new_from_media(vlcMedia);
artist = p_libvlc_media_get_meta(vlcMedia, libvlc_meta_Artist);

So without playing the file.

There is still something that I don't understand,
this code does not work:

  if (event->type == libvlc_MediaMetaChanged)
    meta = p_libvlc_media_get_meta(vlcMedia,

And each time I get a libvlc_MediaMetaChanged event, meta string is
just empty... even if the code above works fine.

Do you have a rational explanation?

Tanguy Krotoff <tkrotoff at gmail.com>
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