[vlc-devel] RE : What's the best to communicate between an app and avideo output plugin?

Julien Pauty julien.pauty at gmail.com
Thu Jan 15 17:50:32 CET 2009

Many thanks for these answers!

I'll look at the option system. This seems definitely more flexible than the
config approach.


2009/1/15 Christophe Mutricy <xtophe at chewa.net>

> Hello,
> >   I had a similar problem a few weeks ago.
> >   A patch was applied to vmem.c that allows passing parameters at the
> > media/media_player level for the vmem plugin.
> That's commit f2e6cfeecc416b021338a13
> The use of var_ instead of config_ allow you to use vlc MRL
> :option:value and to change the value more easily via e.g. the GUI
> whereas config_ are only from the --option in the command line and the
> preferences
> var_Create....(p_object, "foo") will create a foo var in p_object. the
> value of foo will be inherited from the parent of p_object if they
> have a foo variable and will inherit form the foo config variable if
> it exists.
> Hope i'm not too wrong and that it helps,
> --
> Xtophe
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