VLC Player plugin (MM2VLC)

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VLC Player plugin (MM2VLC)

Post by ian.sorbello » Tue Jan 19, 2010 8:12 pm

Hi all,

I just completed an input plugin that allows MM to integrate to the fabulous VideoLAN VLC video player. :P

I've got a temporary site available to show you how you can get this and install it.
http://mm2vlc.sorbello.net.au

Take a look and let me know how you go.

Cheers,
Ian.Sorbello
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Re: VLC Player plugin (MM2VLC)

Post by Peke » Tue Jan 19, 2010 9:01 pm

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Re: VLC Player plugin (MM2VLC)

Post by rovingcowboy » Wed Jan 20, 2010 4:05 am

cool new script writer here. don't forget to add your script info in to the all script's thread which is where most of us get the new info from by having a email notice sent to us when it is posted there :D
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Re: VLC Player plugin (MM2VLC)

Post by Ludek » Wed Jan 20, 2010 6:15 am

Great! ;-)

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Re: VLC Player plugin (MM2VLC)

Post by Let » Wed Jan 20, 2010 3:42 pm

Very nice plugin. A proof of concept that might open mediamonkey the path of becoming a universal (audio, video, maybe books etc. in the future) archive management software.

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Re: VLC Player plugin (MM2VLC)

Post by robojock » Wed Jan 20, 2010 11:56 pm

GREAT plugin/addon!! :D
one problem though :( im using 64bit windows 7

1. the plugin "in_mm2vlc.dll" doesnt want to register in mediamonkey, even when running mm with admin rights. I also changed the security settings on the file itself to have full rights and it still doesnt show up :(
2. i noticed in your script it refers to c:\program files\... so users using a 64bit will have to change that to c:\program files (x86)\
3. if i try to register "VLCHttpClientUtility.dll" it gives me a error "the module VLCHttpClientUtility.dll was loaded but the entry-point dllregisterserver was not found... <- what does this mean? am i missing something?

Thanks for your help

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Re: VLC Player plugin (MM2VLC)

Post by ian.sorbello » Thu Jan 21, 2010 8:01 am

Hi all,

Thanks for your feedback.

Yes I've noticed a few issues with the installation of the COM object which I'm fixing tonight... [Edit] - Ok fixed, please visit http://mm2vlc.sorbello.net.au for updated instructions and downloads.

Cheers,
Ian.
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Re: VLC Player plugin (MM2VLC)

Post by ian.sorbello » Thu Jan 21, 2010 8:26 am

robojock wrote:GREAT plugin/addon!! :D
one problem though :( im using 64bit windows 7

1. the plugin "in_mm2vlc.dll" doesnt want to register in mediamonkey, even when running mm with admin rights. I also changed the security settings on the file itself to have full rights and it still doesnt show up
2. i noticed in your script it refers to c:\program files\... so users using a 64bit will have to change that to c:\program files (x86)\:(
Ahh! - I totally forgot about 64-bit as I only ever run on 32, so I've built a new 64-bit target DLL and uploaded it (http://mm2vlc.sorbello.net.au for the updated instructions and 64-bit links) . Seems like I need to set up a virtual OS for this so I can test it before I send out any future releases. So for now, I have absolutely no idea if this will load into you MM or not. But theoretically, it should.
3. if i try to register "VLCHttpClientUtility.dll" it gives me a error "the module VLCHttpClientUtility.dll was loaded but the entry-point dllregisterserver was not found... <- what does this mean? am i missing something?
My silly mistake - I gave incorrect instructions on the registration step. If you go back to my site at http://mm2vlc.sorbello.net.au - you'll see an updated section 3 on the COM registration.

(3) Open a command prompt (for Vista & Windows 7 users - open the command prompt with administrator priveleges)
(4) CD to the following directory: "C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727" (maybe you need to change this for 64-bit? :-? )
(5) Run the following: "regasm.exe C:\program files\VLCInteractor\VLCHttpClientUtility.dll" (or wherever you saved your DLL)
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Re: VLC Player plugin (MM2VLC)

Post by ian.sorbello » Thu Jan 21, 2010 8:30 am

Let wrote:Very nice plugin. A proof of concept that might open mediamonkey the path of becoming a universal (audio, video, maybe books etc. in the future) archive management software.
I think you're right, Let. I see simple video player callouts such as this being a reasonable transition solution, prior to the MM team nailing video in the native app.

Ian.

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Re: VLC Player plugin (MM2VLC)

Post by ian.sorbello » Thu Jan 21, 2010 9:29 am

rovingcowboy wrote:cool new script writer here. don't forget to add your script info in to the all script's thread which is where most of us get the new info from by having a email notice sent to us when it is posted there :D
Hey rovingcowboy

Sure thing, but being new to the forums, not sure where this is :o - could you point me to the all script's thread?

Thanks,
Ian.

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Re: VLC Player plugin (MM2VLC)

Post by robojock » Thu Jan 21, 2010 11:21 am

Hi Ian

I tried the 64bit plugin but it still doesnt register in mediamonkey :( unless im doing something wrong :roll:

BTW why is it "smaller" than the 32bit one?

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Re: VLC Player plugin (MM2VLC)

Post by rovingcowboy » Thu Jan 21, 2010 2:11 pm

it's in the help with addons forum room. sorry thought i said that the first time? :(
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Re: VLC Player plugin (MM2VLC)

Post by ian.sorbello » Fri Jan 22, 2010 8:26 am

robojock wrote:Hi Ian

I tried the 64bit plugin but it still doesnt register in mediamonkey :( unless im doing something wrong :roll:

BTW why is it "smaller" than the 32bit one?
Yeah - sorry about that, i've totally setup the 64-bit tooling the wrong way :o , so I'm going to need another day or two to get the solution sorted out right. It's smaller because I accidently released a debug version of the 32-bit (it is now about 13k instead of 65k).

I'll let you know the moment I get this running again. :wink:

Cheers,
Ian.

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Re: VLC Player plugin (MM2VLC)

Post by ian.sorbello » Fri Jan 29, 2010 7:29 am

Hi all,

The MM2VLC installer has now been completed and uploaded to the MM2VLC download site here: http://mm2vlc.sorbello.net.au
The installer will enable you to both cleanly install and uninstall all the bits needed to get this running (including COM registrations).

This installer is also relevant for 64-bit users - as there is no special 64-bit build required.

Please take a look and let me know how you get on!

Cheers,
Ian.Sorbello.

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Re: VLC Player plugin (MM2VLC)

Post by robojock » Fri Jan 29, 2010 11:33 am

Hi Ian

It finally works!!! Thanks :D

Just one or two issues that i have which you could maybe fix ;)

1. Could it be possible to add into the installer a way to select the folder for 64bit users? Just an idea to make it more noob friendly...
2. 64bit Users still have to change the path in the script to "c:\program files (x86)\..." why not make a seperate installer with the correct path in the script? You know something like mm2vlc32... and mm2vlc64? Just a suggestion ;)

Thanks for a GREAT plugin for mediamonkey :)

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