FFI & VLC Player

Tom Glod tom at makeshyft.com
Thu May 30 13:19:04 EDT 2019


Ok Paul...thank you dooley noted.


On Thu, May 30, 2019 at 11:50 AM Paul Dupuis via use-livecode <
use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:

> 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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