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

Pierre d'Herbemont pdherbemont at gmail.com
Tue Aug 11 01:06:29 CEST 2009

On Aug 11, 2009, at 12:37 AM, Greg Wishart wrote:

> 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

Have a look at what projects/macosx/framework is doing. This should  

In a few words, you have to use "-I minimal_macosx" and pass an object  
that implements the protocol VLCOpenGLVoutEmbedding defined in modules/ 


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