[vlc-devel] libvlc_media_player_stop

Tony Anecito adanecito at yahoo.com
Sat Oct 25 08:27:03 CEST 2008

Hi David,

I have stayed away from using mediaplayer since it seemed to have quite a few issues. I believe it is not a jvlc issue but inside the vlc code.

Can you use playlist instead? It has it's own issues of freezing up under different conditions.

I have heard the JVLC developer(s) are working on more JVLC updates but not sure if they are going to get fixed the issues in the mediaplayer and the mediaplaylist objects taht they use from the vlc code.

I am staying with an older version of jvlc and vlc that uses playlist and really hoping some day I can use mediaplayer and mediaplaylist if the issues are fixed within vlc for those objects. For me and others playlist seemed to support more video formats than mediaplayer for some reason. I download the dlls (I use windows only for now) and retry my video tests every so often but have not upgraded yet.

Best Regards,
Tony Anecito

P.S. I used to live in Tracy and had quite a few friends at the labs. I hope things are going well there.

--- On Fri, 10/24/08, David Hoyt <dhoyt at llnl.gov> wrote:

> From: David Hoyt <dhoyt at llnl.gov>
> Subject: [vlc-devel] libvlc_media_player_stop
> To: vlc-devel at videolan.org
> Date: Friday, October 24, 2008, 5:43 PM
> I've got an interesting error that I've tried
> everything I know how to
> resolve it. Ultimately, it comes down to the fact that
> I'm just not that
> familiar w/ the VLC internals.
> I'm trying to use vlc in java through the java bindings
> (JVLC). The app
> freezes on me, however, in libvlc_media_player_stop and
> sometimes in
> libvlc_media_player_release on Windows XP SP2.
> I can't release any example code without going through
> an exhaustive review
> and release process. So I'm stuck explaining the
> problem.
> Here are some others with the same problem:
> http://forum.videolan.org/viewtopic.php?f=2
> <http://forum.videolan.org/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=51509>
> &t=51509
> http://forum.videolan.org/viewtopic.php?f=14
> <http://forum.videolan.org/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=47385&st=0&sk=t&sd=a&start=6
> 0> &t=47385&st=0&sk=t&sd=a&start=60
> I've got 12+ videos going on a single dialog using SWT.
> I start them out all
> playing the same video. They then reach the end of the
> 3-second long clip
> and all stop. I then tell one panel to play a video. It
> plays just fine.
> Then I tell it to switch and play another video while
> it's still playing (my
> code asks it to stop first and then play) and it freezes.
> Java tells me it's
> stuck on the call to libvlc_media_player_stop(). This
> freezes up my app.
> I've tried running all the commands on the GUI thread
> and then also on
> separate threads and no luck. My guess is that it's
> stuck on line 689 of
> https://trac.videolan.org/vlc/browser/src/control/media_player.c
> I've also run into another error if you try and call
> libvlc_media_player_stop() from the endReached event
> handler. It freezes
> there as well. That's not a tough one to get around,
> but it shouldn't lock
> up on you.
> I would appreciate anyone's help if they can provide
> it.
> Thanks!
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