[vlc-devel] Porting VLC to NaCl

Kaarlo Räihä kaarlo.raiha at gmail.com
Fri Aug 19 07:50:28 CEST 2011

2011/8/19 The Configurator <configurator at gmail.com>

> Hello,
> Has anyone considered porting VLC to run on NaCl? That's a requirement to
> run on Chrome OS, and of course would mean it can work on any OS as a Chrome
> Application which would be nice.
> If not, and you don't know of a reason not to try, I'm willing to spend a
> while looking into it. I only need one thing to get started - what are the
> minimum possible requirements for building, assuming I have no external
> libraries? In other words, what libraries are essential which ones can I get
> rid of? I'm fine with it not being able to decode anything as a first step
> for example. So what do I need to do to create a minimum build?

You can start by building VLC with dummy modules, it shouldn't require any
special libs. For regular playback usage scenarios you would need one VOUT,
one AOUT, (G)UI, many access modules, many demuxers and maybe libavcodec for

> Thanks for your help.
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