[vlc-devel] Plug-in VLC
philip at nordenfelt.org
Wed Aug 26 19:25:50 CEST 2009
Thank you, this really enlightened me on this subject. I don't know why I
didn't get my head around this earlier. Maybe I just missed it on the wiki.
On Wed, Aug 26, 2009 at 7:09 PM, Christophe Mutricy <xtophe at chewa.net>wrote:
> 2009/8/26 Philip Nordenfelt <philip at nordenfelt.org>:
> > I didn't know about this, thanks. Would I write ./vlc to run it from the
> > buildtree? I'm using ubuntu.
> > Can the modules be "installed" on top of VLC or do we have to either
> > to source or distribute our own VLC "version" with the module in?
> You can develop, compile and install/distribute modules on their own.
> See http://wiki.videolan.org/OutOfTreeCompile
> You'll need libvlccore-dev installed for the compile part and to make
> sure that the people you distribute the module to have a libvlccore
> with the same soname as your libvlccore
> > And
> > really, in VLC terminology, what is the difference between a plug-in and
> > module?
> In the old days, a module could either be a built-in or a plug-in.
> Nowdays all the modules are plug-in i.e. .so dynamically loaded.
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