[vlc-devel] When to read movie length using mediaPlayer?
remi at remlab.net
Sat Nov 28 10:43:55 CET 2009
Le samedi 28 novembre 2009 09:49:18 Tony Anecito, vous avez écrit :
> Hi All,
> I am running into an issue regarding viewing youtube videos using 1.0.4 &
> JVLC. I noticed that if I try to get the video length using
> mediaPlayer.getLength() right after play has started the video may report
> 0 length or crash. Can the length of a video for youtube videos be
> determined without playing it first using the mediaPlayer object? The same
> question would be important for vidoes viewed via http.
In theory, LibVLC could load the file without playing it. The VLC playlist
already does that - but I think it's not implemented in LibVLC. Patch is
That said, it only works for local files, as it would be too slow for remote
inputs. So I think it wouldn't really help you. LibVLC emits an event when the
file has been parsed shortly after playback starts.
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