[vlc-devel] lua playlist for .m3u

Simon Walter simon at gikaku.com
Tue Oct 1 11:29:36 CEST 2019

I guess I take silence as an answer. It would be nice if someone fixed
the website so that newcomers know that vlc at videolan.org is not operating.

Bye and thanks for all the fish!


On 9/30/19 10:38 PM, Simon Walter wrote:
> Hello all,
> First of all, please let me know if this list is inappropriate for these
> questions.
> I would like to write a playlist plugin for .m3u files. However, the
> builtin one is always being used (demux?). Why is this and how can I
> make VLC use my .m3u reader?
> I noticed that /usr/lib/vlc/lua/meta/reader/filename.lua does work. It
> gets called for .avi files but not .mkv nor .mp3 files. Why is that?
> The README.txt for the plugins are not correct. So I would like to ask
> if /usr/lib/vlc/lua/playlist/ is the correct kind of plugin to write a
> .m3u playlist parser.
> If there is any docs to read, please let me know.
> Sincerely,
> Simon
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