[vlc-devel] VLCKit

Pierre d'Herbemont pdherbemont at gmail.com
Mon Sep 21 12:25:29 CEST 2009

Hi Mike,

Layer mode doesn't work well. There might be some room for  
optimization or work around, however it has some severe limitation on  
leopard, such as being rendered on the main thread when using public  

To turn it on you may want to force the openglvideolayer vout in  


On Sep 21, 2009, at 9:16 AM, Mike Schrag <mschrag at pobox.com> wrote:

> I've attempting to embed VLCKit in an app built on Snow Leopard and  
> I've run into some issues.
> If I use VLCVideoView with a non-layer-backed parent view, it works  
> properly. However, I would much rather use the VLCVideoLayer. Out-of- 
> the-box, using VLCVideoLayer fails because the vout impl is not the  
> CA OpenGL Layer one (it tries to call addVoutSubview on the  
> VLCVideoLayer and explodes). If I modify VLCLibrary to use  
> opengllayer as the vout, I don't get the error, but I only get audio  
> and no video playback.
> Does anyone know what the proper configuration is to get  
> VLCVideoLayer to show video?
> Thanks!
> Mike Schrag
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