[vlc-devel] Lua extension and vlc.misc

Jean-Baptiste Kempf jb at videolan.org
Tue Feb 28 20:41:16 CET 2012

On Tue, Feb 28, 2012 at 08:31:13PM +0200, Kaarlo Räihä wrote :
> Do these contain full paths? (e.g. /home/myname or c:\users\peter.jackson)
> Because some people might complain about privacy violations, like they did
> with automatic album art downloads.

This statement about privacy of folders is even more ridiculous, that any
.dll plugin of VLC has access to all of those.
And plugins can be automatically loaded, with the right score. While, by
default extensions are not loaded.
And we do not sign .dlls.

Compiling a VLC plugin.dll is quite simple and the audit of C code is
harder than a lua one.

Jean-Baptiste Kempf
http://www.jbkempf.com/ - +33 672 704 734
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