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

Rémi Denis-Courmont remi at remlab.net
Sat May 7 22:01:26 CEST 2016

On Saturday 07 May 2016 12:27:28 Edward Wang wrote:
> 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.

FWIW, the XVideo protocol is not a problem since the hardware-dependent driver 
is entirely inside the X server. You can link libxcb-xv statically if needed. 
But more importantly, XVideo is not a problem because XVideo is dead.

Rémi Denis-Courmont

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