[vlc-devel] How to implement a force-skip functionality?

Rémi Denis-Courmont remi at remlab.net
Mon Aug 19 08:56:01 CEST 2013

On Sun, 18 Aug 2013 22:19:33 -0700 (PDT), Peter Tap <ptrtap at yahoo.com>
> Hi Rémi,
> Perhaps you can share your thoughts on what type of module would this
> be. In the past, I have implemented stream filters and video filters.
> However, both these filters are at the lower levels of stack. I am
> "seek" would need to be implemented at a higher level.

If you mean time seek, then the only place that knows about time is the

> When I wrote the filters, I didn't have to change any code in VLC
>  VLC has a very nice support for developing plug-ins. 
> Do you think the functionality I desire can be developed as a plug-in?
> do you think it requires changes in VLC source itself?

It might or might not be possible to implement it as a demuxer. Otherwise,
a new abstraction is needed.

Rémi Denis-Courmont
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