[vlc-devel] Unable to get OSX version of VLC to play video in MY window

Greg Wishart gregw at omediae.com
Tue Aug 11 00:37:53 CEST 2009

Hello, I need some help getting VLC to play video on OSX. I have built  
version 0.9.10 and it runs fine by itself, but not the way I need it  
to. I'm working on a program that uses VLC to play video in one of MY  
windows instead of a window that VLC creates. Our technique works fine  
on Windows, but on OSX, we just hear the audio... no video.

Our app starts by looking for an instance of VLC running. If not  
found, it launch an instance. When it launches, it loads a module we  
have built that replaces the regular user interface with something  
that simply listens for commands from our player (start, stop, pause,  
etc) and displays some debug output. When our player app (which uses  
wxWidgets) sends a command to VLC to play a file, one of the  
parameters is a window handle of the window that the video is to be  
played in. This sets the "drawable" variable which is supposed to  
display video on OUR window but we never see it.

I can supply some code examples, but for now, does anyone have any  
idea on what might be wrong? This technique works great on the Windows  
version... I'm using version 0.9.10


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