[Mono-list] Recommended approach for embedding VLC in a Mono app?

Christopher David Howie me at chrishowie.com
Fri May 14 09:56:37 EDT 2010

On 05/14/2010 08:20 AM, Steve Ricketts wrote:
> I need to use VLC in a Mono application.  I've been to the VLC forums and
> can't find how to actually do it in Mono.  There seem to be a number of
> competing approaches (videolan.interop, libvlcnet, c# wrapper) but most of
> these projects seem to be abandoned.  I would like to ask if anyone has used
> VLC in a Mono application and if so, how was it done... sample code would be
> even better!  ;-)
> Any advice or direction would be greatly appreciated.

If the target platform is Linux then you should consider using GStreamer
instead.  It is pretty much the de-facto standard media library for
Linux these days and is incredibly powerful, beyond just playing media
(though it can do that as well).

Unfortunately, there are no usable managed bindings to it yet.  You can
write a C glue library to do what you need though.

Chris Howie

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