[vlc-devel] Finer time resolution in VLC web interface (i.e. milliseconds)

Arslan, Ali ali_arslan at brown.edu
Mon Feb 13 07:31:09 CET 2012

Hi everyone,
I recently started using the http interface to sync vlc with matlab
(which was a recent question that I asked in this list).

Now I see that vlc sends out the time information in seconds. It's
nice to see the time elapsed in the video but I need a lot higher time

In other words, I would like to interact with vlc in millisecond
resolution, or at least query the current playback time in
This thread mentions that it was unimplemented at the time (in 2009):
I was wondering if there's any change in that feature.

I also suspect that start/stop commands given over http interface are
not instantaneous and are quantized to seconds (although I haven't
really tested that yet). Comments?

I guess I could somehow make use of the "frames shown" field, but a)
it increases cumulatively, b) I don't know how robust would that be to
codecs, glitches and so on...

Ali B Arslan, M.Sc.
Cognitive, Linguistic and Psychological Sciences
Brown University

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