avmedia VLC backend

Kirk Puppy kirkpuppy at gmail.com
Fri Sep 7 00:13:04 UTC 2018

>I assume you did this on Linux?

Yes. We have VLC installed by default, so we'd like to use that if
possible. We don't use gstreamer, but if the VLC backend is not working
then we'll have to consider it or just not having embedded video support.
I'm part of a group that develops a small Linux distribution so size is a

Thanks again.

On Thu, Sep 6, 2018 at 3:18 AM Miklos Vajna <vmiklos at collabora.co.uk> wrote:

> Hi Kirk,
> On Tue, Sep 04, 2018 at 07:17:41AM -0400, Kirk Puppy <kirkpuppy at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > I've compiled LibreOffice- and with:
> >
> > --disable-gstreamer-1-0
> > --disable-gstreamer-0-10
> > --enable-vlc
> >
> > Both versions build fine, but embedded video in Impress doesn't play. No
> > messages when ran from a terminal. This is using VLC-3.0.3. This did work
> > the last time I built LibreOffice- with VLC-2.2.6. I haven't did a
> > debug build yet, takes quite a while on my laptop. Has anyone tried the
> > backend lately? I know it's marked experimental, so if it's known to be
> > broken please let me know.
> I assume you did this on Linux?
> The motivation for the vcl backend was primarily for Windows, where
> there is no equivalent of gstreamer (some OS-level building block that
> provides you with codecs). When I tried it last year, actually it was
> the only avmedia backend that worked for me on Windows, but perhaps
> something regressed since then.
> (CC'ing Minh, who wrote that backend in 2013.)
> Regards,
> Miklos
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