[vlc-devel] VLC Phonon Backend: some news

Remi Denis-Courmont rdenis at simphalempin.com
Wed Apr 2 13:43:00 CEST 2008

On Wed, 2 Apr 2008 09:50:02 +0200, "Tanguy Krotoff" <tkrotoff at gmail.com>
> Who's going to code a bool libvlc_supports_fourcc(fourcc)

That would be do-able using the same code as that instantiating decoders
and encoders. Unfortunately, there is no official FourCC repository, and
VLC uses quite many custom values.

> and a char *[] libvlc_get_supported_mimetypes(void)??

Unfortunately, that does not fit the VLC model. VLC tries to parse a given
bytestream with all its demuxer plugins until one of them works. Normally,
the TS demuxer is probed last and "always" works (though it does not do
anything useful for non-TS streams).

In other words, if this is needed, it needs to be maintained separately.

Rémi Denis-Courmont

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