[vlc-devel] Plugins: pick and choose

Rémi Denis-Courmont remi at remlab.net
Tue Aug 4 21:33:02 CEST 2009

Le mardi 4 août 2009 22:22:36 jboileau, vous avez écrit :
> Do I understand this correctly: if I need a streamlined version of
> VLC, when space is very limited, I can simply delete plugins that I
> don't need?


> For example if I don't need to play h264 files I could
> possibly remove libh264_plugin.dll and libpacketizer_h264_plugin.dll.

h264 parses raw H264 files. packetizer_h264 is used to decode and stream AVC 
elementary streams.

> 2. Is there dependencies. Does one plugin require others?

Rarely if ever a specific dependency, but there are of course many functional 

> 3. Are there some plugins that are essential for VLC to work at all?

You need at least one memcpy and one interface plugin (dummy will do), 
otherwise VLC will not start.

Rémi Denis-Courmont

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