[vlc-devel] Use of vlc as a "codec development framework" (bump)

Christophe Mutricy xtophe at chewa.net
Fri May 16 16:39:11 CEST 2008

> I've found the documentation on programming and plugins in general, but 
> not any specific CODEC example or specific
> requirements that a CODEC must meet, or how to register a new CODEC.

I count 45 codec in the modules/codec directories. That's already a lot
Obviously some are far too complicated for an example
But restricting to audio or video and decoder or encoder depending what 
you want to do and looking at files not too big should give you ideas.
(png.c by example)

A decoder module needs an Open and close function as every VLC modules
and a Decode function. 
In the Open function you define the fourcc for the codec and for what it


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