[vlc-devel] ActiveX: failed to load DLL

Damien Fouilleul damien.fouilleul at laposte.net
Wed Feb 20 11:29:37 CET 2008

libvlc.dll is linked at build time, which means that LoadLibrary() is  
performed automatically by windows when axvlc.dll loads.

regarding your problem, they are 2 issues you need to consider when  
using LoadLibrary(TEXT("ABC.dll"))

- ABC.dll cannot be found because it is not reachable from PATH or  
isn't in the same directory as loader (.i.e AXVLC.DLL)
- ABC.dll has external dependencies (i.e it needs to load DLLs itself)  
which cannot be found

you will need to examine the error from GetLastError() to find out  
what happenned.


On 20 Feb 2008, at 06:26, Howard wrote:

> Hi all,
>           Does anyone know how the ActiveX loads the libvlc.dll?
> I wanna load a dll, say, ABC.dll in the getVLC() in activex/ 
> plugin.cpp and I made a cab file including the ABC.dll with  
> libvlc.dll, axvlc.dll and other plugins of the VLC.
> However, the return value of LoadLibrary( TEXT(“ABC.dll”) ) is  
> always a null pointer.
> I also tried to load other library which was included in the cab  
> file, say libaccess_udp_plugin.dll, as well as the ABC.dll but it  
> was success.
> Can anyone tell me why?
> Please!
> PS. I’m running this on windows XP with service pack 2.
> PS. The ABC.dll was compiled separately, not with VLC.
> Best Regards,
> Howard.
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