[vlc-devel] add codec module into VLC and how to debug

Rémi Denis-Courmont remi at remlab.net
Thu Aug 8 21:56:08 CEST 2013

Le mardi 6 août 2013 14:46:14 Steven Tang a écrit :
>    I want to create a decoder plugin for our home-made media format and
> make VLC playable, first I want to support Win32,
> since I’m a newbie of VLC development, not sure if I’m right:  I found
> those plugins are just dll files, may I create the plugin dll
> with VisualStudio(it is excellent dev dbg tool)?

VS may have great visual debug tools, but it did not support the C99 language 
(until recently at least) which VLC is written in.

> Any tutorial and/or project template?
>   If not, how do you guys setup debug environment? I googled many website,
> didn’t find anyone talk about how to debugging plugin modules.

Different people use different approaches:
- Debug on another platform (e.g. Linux) as far as possible.
- Build natively with MSYS and debug with gdb.

Rémi Denis-Courmont

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