FFI & VLC Player

Paul Dupuis paul at researchware.com
Thu May 30 11:49:48 EDT 2019


I am current dealing with LiveCode media headaches such as:

1) Inconsistency with media file formats supported between OSX AVF and 
Microsoft DirectShow
2) Very limited set of formats for DirectShow without additional 3rd 
party codec packs installed (we use LAV Filters)
3) Inconsistencies with the playRate property between platforms and 
between codecs on Windows.
4) Controller bar irregularities in rendering and function

I would really like a solution that just works. To the extent we could, 
Researchware would help with any effort that might lead to a better 
solution for media playback in LiveCode.

For our apps we need the following media properties to work: 
currentTime, startTime, endTime, playSelection, playRate (with playRates 
from -n.n to 0 to +n.n) for both audio and video media.

Paul Dupuis
Cofounder
Researchware, Inc.

On 5/30/2019 11:10 AM, Tom Glod via use-livecode wrote:
> Thanks Roland thats good to know, ... I have tentatively scheduled further
> investigation of this for July.  If I decide to start I might ask the
> community for help and try for a team effort.  While I look forward to
> opening up a whole new world of possibilities with FFI, I'm not looking
> forward to the learning curve...C++ gives me the headaches. :)
>
>
> On Thu, May 30, 2019 at 8:00 AM R.H. via use-livecode <
> use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
>
>> I would be very happy if VLC could be used in LC and if we had high level
>> access to those functions on ALL platforms. It would be a huge
>> contribution. I would pay for it.
>>
>> Imagine the number of add-ons that could easily be made using LC.
>>
>> Roland
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