[vlc-devel] extending vlc UI with plugins

Aljosa Mohorovic aljosa.mohorovic at gmail.com
Sat Jan 10 03:39:53 CET 2009

after asking about plugins (irc #videolan) i was advised to send an
email with more info.
my question is how to write a plugin, extension that is not part of
vlc installation but can be installed after vlc, and can be activated
from within vlc?

what i would like to do, if possible:
- create a separate ui/widget for plugin, QWidget (if i understood
correctly you're using Qt now so it should be possible to use Qt api?)
or something like that as part of vlc application, activated by user
from some location in vlc menu ( menu > plugins ?)
- from that plugin i could request information about current video,
video length, current position and similar stuff (and also basic
controls like play, stop, pause, seek)
- i would also like to connect to online services which would require
some api to ask user if he allows plugin to connect to internet

i would appreciate any info if this is possible or if it will be
possible in some future version?

Aljosa Mohorovic

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