[vlc-devel] AppImage for distributing VLC builds for Linux

probono probono at puredarwin.org
Sat May 7 21:59:57 CEST 2016

2016-05-07 21:27 GMT+02:00 Edward Wang <edward.c.wang at compdigitec.com>:
> On Sat, May 7, 2016 at 1:48 AM, probono <probono at puredarwin.org> wrote:
>> I have been working on putting together a proof-of-concept AppImage of VLC:
>> https://bintray.com/probono/AppImages/VLC/_latestVersion#files
> Is there a plan to deal with interfacing with hardware acceleration
> (say xv) for video playback, or other cases of dependencies on system
> libraries/drivers? While a VLC without it could work, it would not be
> able to perform as well.

I assume it is working since
are bundled with VLC inside the AppImage, as are many other libraries
that cannot be assumed to be part of every target system.

The AppImage is an ISO file which you can mount to inspect its
contents. The usr/lib directory contains 535 files.
find usr/lib/ -type f | wc -l

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