[Interest] Bundle multimedia codecs with application

Nikos Chantziaras realnc at gmail.com
Mon Feb 4 11:39:59 CET 2019

Yeah. The trivial approach, where you just create a native window handle 
for a widget and point libvlc to it, isn't going to work with QML. It's 
going to be non-trivial.

On 04/02/2019 12:20, Bernhard B wrote:
> 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 
> QWidgets.
> Thanks for your help,
> Bernhard
> Am So., 3. Feb. 2019, 23:17 hat Nikos Chantziaras <realnc at gmail.com 
> <mailto:realnc at gmail.com>> geschrieben:
>     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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