[vlc-devel] Different code paths between libvlc and VideoLan player?

Pierre d'Herbemont pdherbemont at free.fr
Sat Feb 28 16:30:52 CET 2009

On Fri, Feb 27, 2009 at 7:06 AM, Jonathan Wong <jhannwong at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> How is it that the media length and current time (position in millisec) works in VideoLan player,
> but not in libvlc? I thought the entire VideoLan player was built on libvlc?
> Procedures like libvlc_media_player_get_length, libvlc_media_player_get_time don't work correctly
> (with .mpg).  However, the media current time and media total length are displayed perfectly fine
> in VideoLan player for all media types!
> I've started looking into the QT gui codes, and tracing down to the stuff behind it.
> But, can anyone here help me get started quickly in unraveling vlc? I could help in its
> development. I have a 6-month project all to do with videos, and I do envision making quite a bit
> of contribution to vlc.

This is likely a bug in libvlc, feel free to send a patch for it. It's
true that vlc's UI doesn't use libvlc_media_player_get_time though
they should share a common root.


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