[vlc-devel] plugins path in vlcrc

Filippo Carone filippo at carone.org
Sun Jul 27 22:33:15 CEST 2008

Rémi Denis-Courmont wrote:
> On Sunday 27 July 2008 20:43:55 Filippo Carone, you wrote:
>> windows bindings users face a problem when loading libvlc. The problem
>> is that, by default, libvlc is not able to find plugins in the vlc
>> folder (for the java bindings, libvlc searches plugins in the java jdk
>> folder...). So people must either change vlcrc file or specify the
>> plugins path as an option when creating a new libvlc object. IMHO, a
>> good solution would be putting the vlc plugins path in the vlcrc file
>> getting the folder choosen by the user during the install phase. Is this
>> possible (I do not know nothing about the videolan windows installer)?
> No please. If there are multiple VLC installations, or if the install path 
> changes, this is going to break.
> VLC should find the plugins automatically from the path of libvlc.dll and 
> voilà.
That is the best method, and it would also reflects what happens on 
linux. Is there a way to do it on windows (ie, with no /proc)?


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