[vlc-devel] Stage subject

Anthony Loiseau thannoy at actech-innovation.com
Wed Jul 22 14:34:41 CEST 2009


Some ideas have already been written on the wiki about such project. it
was in the goal of a google summer of code but never reached its end for
what I remember. @see link 1.

Personally, I would propose those requirements I find usefull:

- It should allow to pause/play, seek and mute
- We should be able to hide the toolbar using plugin properties. I
suggest boolean property "toolbar" as it already exists.
- better is to be able to do it also using JS call at any time.

The property already exists because a toolbar had been written around a
year ago for Firefox/Linux (based on X11). It was written directly
inside mozilla-plugin code (/project/mozilla/).

As link 1 says, better is to have a cross-platform toolbar. I don't know
if better/simpler choice will be to code into the two web plugins or
into a VLC module able to print control toolbar/buttons over/under the
video. Play/pause events and other stuff can write on the video with
transparency but I don't remember of any piece of code which make
special area of the video react to a click.

In web plugins:
 + maybe more simple
 + more fancy buttons maybe (link 1 compared to existing stuff)

In a VLC module:
 + usable by every libvlc users
 + written once
 - more difficult maybe

Some resources:

/projects/activex/README.TXT file

Regards and good luck,

On Wed, 2009-07-22 at 13:55 +0200, Baku wrote:
> Hello,
> We are 2 students in computer sciences and, to our summer traineeships
> of 1st year of EPITECH. 
> We are going to build a VLC's plugin with the Lab'Free of EPITECH.
> Our project is a mozilla VLC's plugin. 
> It will be a plugin for the interface control with a differents button
> for more control and more facility to use it.
> We choosed VLC because we like VLC and we think that VLC is the faster
> and most modular media player.
> Moreover, it could read so much video and audio codecs.
> To make our project, we are going to use the code already exist and
> improved if that be possible...
> We are open to all suggestions, ideas and advices :).
> Best regardes.

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