[vlc-devel] Getting the list of video output methods

Rémi Denis-Courmont remi at remlab.net
Fri Sep 29 16:58:17 CEST 2017

Le 29 septembre 2017 17:44:46 GMT+03:00, Roman Chistokhodov <freeslave93 at gmail.com> a écrit :
>But VLC itself allows to make a choice. It's just natural to give the
>ability for applications that use libvlc
>On Fri, Sep 29, 2017 at 3:59 PM, Rémi Denis-Courmont <remi at remlab.net>
>> Le perjantaina 29. syyskuuta 2017, 3.27.24 EEST Roman Chistokhodov a
>> :
>> > I use libvlc and want to make the list of possible video output
>> > like in VLC (VDPAU, X11, GLX, etc.). I looked into libvlc
>> > searched the wiki, but could not find how to get such list via
>> API.
>> > Tried to find it in vlc source code itself, but failed. As I
>understand I
>> > need to find the list of modules with category CAT_VIDEO and
>> > subcategory SUBCAT_VIDEO_VOUT, but still could not find the way to
>do it.
>> > Is there example? Or at least someone could link to the related API
>> vlc
>> > code that do this.
>> There is no API to do that and no plans to add one either. This would
>> interfere with some of the existing LibVLC APIs, as well as planned
>> ones.
>> Besides, not all video outputs support all video formats and
>> systems
>> in all circumstances, so forcing a video output is a great way to
>> autodetection and fail to render.
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There are thousands of settings that VLC exposes, most of which are not or not directly exposed by LibVLC. The idea is to keep a stable and simple API. If you want more precision and less stability, you can write custom plugins.
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