[Interest] Bundle multimedia codecs with application

Bernhard B schluchti at gmail.com
Mon Feb 4 11:20:10 CET 2019

Hi Nikos,

thanks for your reply. I guess I'll then give libvlc a shot...just have to
figure out whether it's possible to use it also with QML instead of

Thanks for your help,

Am So., 3. Feb. 2019, 23:17 hat Nikos Chantziaras <realnc at gmail.com>

> No. You can't load custom codecs.
> I use libvlc directly in one of my projects. No wrappers or anything.
> Just the plain C API. It works like a charm.
> On 03/02/2019 22:47, Bernhard B wrote:
> > Hi all,
> >
> > is it possible to bundle multimedia codecs with a Qt application? I want
> > to use QtMultimedia to play all sort of different video formats.
> > Unfortunately, QtMultimedia doesn't recognize all of the video formats
> > out of the box, which requires me to install a codec pack (e.q K-Lite
> > Codec pack) first.
> >
> > As I am not a big fan of external depenendencies, I would prefer to
> > bundle the necessary codecs with my application. Is that somehow
> possible?
> >
> > I also looked at other projects like QtAV or vlc-qt (to replace
> > QtMultimedia), but at some point I always ran into playback/API bugs
> > (which I couldn't fix myself) . So I am back at QtMultimedia, which uses
> > a well tested interface that just works. The only thing I am not happy
> > about are the codecs that need to be installed first. Is there a
> > possibility to bundle them with the application?
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