[vlc-devel] Macosx 64 bit npapi plugin help

Peter Martin peter.martin at tripleplay-services.com
Tue Apr 9 17:58:43 CEST 2013

On 09/04/2013 16:33, Jean-Baptiste Kempf wrote:
> On 08 Apr, Peter Martin wrote :
>> The most important is that when playing SD programmes from a
>> multicast source all the programmes are shown as 4:3 even though the
>> MPEG header says it should be 16:9. These streams play at 16:9 using
>> the standard VLC application on my mac, pc and all other platforms
>> as far as I can tell. HD streams are rendered correctly in16:9.
> This is the infamous vmem issue on anamorph streams.
Thanks, that's a starting point. I'll trawl the mailing lists for 
>> As far as I can tell, this builds the components but when I copy the
>> npapi/VLC Plusgin.plugin/ to /Library/Internet Plugins directory it
>> fails to run when I try to play a multicast stream, I just get a
>> process running at 100% and a black screen. The version that JB
>> provided runs, but has the above problems.  I am using the plugin in
>> Safari 6.0.3.
> I am not sure if you are saying that the build I gave you was working
> for multicast or not.
Sorry for the confusion. The build you sent works fine for multicast 
streams, both SD and HD, just the anamorphic problem.

What I would like to be able to do is compile the plugin myself and see 
if I can hardwire the player to show all content in 16:9 until the 
underlying problem is resolved, and to understand a bit more.
> Best regards,

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