[vlc-devel] Soc2011 - VLC Android Port
xilasz at gmail.com
Tue May 24 15:06:35 CEST 2011
It's a mistake in the current version to let libvlc alive in an activity
when vlc is in background. while an activity is in the background, android
can decide to kill it at any moment (by design, the os can claim anything in
the background). An activity must be able to save its state and restore it
when switching apps.
You are right, if vlc must be able to work in the background, we need a
service, and the activity will just be the GUI.
On Tue, May 24, 2011 at 1:28 PM, Rohit Yadav <rohityadav89 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Congrats Michael,
> Would you like to share any progress so far, or what/how are you planning
> to achieve your goals? Best of luck.
> Right now, on my android if I switch from VLC to a web browser, VLC's media
> playback stops or it crashes. So, are you working on some new
> architecture? My suggestion is to make a playback Service for example,
> LibVLCPlaybackService, that runs in the background like in other popular
> android media players such as doubletwist, winamp etc. The GUI is just an
> Activity that takes data from LibVLCPlayBackService, I think such a design
> would make it possible for people to use VLC in background while
> multitasking. Let us know if such a design is feasible or what can be other
> ways to solve this problem.
> Rohit Yadav
> On Tue, May 24, 2011 at 11:12 AM, Michael Merg <
> michael.merg at googlemail.com> wrote:
>> Hey everyone,
>> My name is Michael Merg and I'm from Germany (Stuttgart). I was selected
>> to help to bring the VLC media player to the Android platform. I'm glad to
>> be a part of the team and I hope all our projects are going to be advanced
>> and successful.
>> If someone is interested, feel free to contact me (irc:mergml or mail) or
>> just checkout my git-repository (
>> Any kind of feedback would be nice.
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