VLC-Qt is a free library used to connect Qt and libvlc libraries. It contains core classes for main media playback and some GUI classes for faster media player developement.
Connect to libvlc and control playback. Core enables you to completely control libvlc and all its features. It gives you full control over playback. Widgets and QML classes just simplify communication with core but do not introduce any new features.
Entire libvlc library is completely wrapped into C++/Qt. It still enables multiple instances and/or players at the same time. You can also access libvlc objects for all wrapped functions.
Media players usually need a UI. Widgets part contains several simple, pre-made widgets you can use as superclass:
VLC-Qt also contains QML part which provides simple video playback using OpenGL.
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All SDKs are based on Qt 5.6.1 and VLC 2.2.4.
Download other macOS and Windows binaries from GitHub Repository.
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Trouble building VLC-Qt based applications? Examples and documentation are provided.
There are CMake and qmake based examples available for testing. CMake is recommened as you can detect VLC installation automatically.
You can find examples by browsing examples online repository.
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