VLC Player plugin (MM2VLC)

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ian.sorbello
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Re: VLC Player plugin (MM2VLC)

Post by ian.sorbello » Fri Jan 29, 2010 11:15 pm

Good stuff!

Yeah, the installer can certainly be improved - so I'll invest a bit of extra time on this.
So far the plugin has worked pretty well for me, but if there are any nuances or ideas for improvement, I'd be very happy to hear about them...

Rgs,
Ian.

lcurry
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Re: VLC Player plugin (MM2VLC)

Post by lcurry » Tue Feb 23, 2010 3:00 pm

Great stuff!!

I have a mountain of mpg files...what are the complications in supporting this format?

Thanks

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Re: VLC Player plugin (MM2VLC)

Post by julial49 » Thu Mar 18, 2010 6:50 am

Wow, amazing really - now the "Media" part actually makes sense :)

One thing though: internationalization!

You use the path "program files" which only applies to users with an english installation of Windows. I had to edit the script and change it to the appropriate path for VLC. During installation I could change it but it took a while (and reading your instructions for manual installation) until I finally got it to work.

The program files path is a windows variable and it should be easy to incorporate.

Cheers!

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Re: VLC Player plugin (MM2VLC)

Post by ian.sorbello » Sat Mar 27, 2010 11:34 pm

julial49 wrote:Wow, amazing really - now the "Media" part actually makes sense :)

One thing though: internationalization!

You use the path "program files" which only applies to users with an english installation of Windows. I had to edit the script and change it to the appropriate path for VLC. During installation I could change it but it took a while (and reading your instructions for manual installation) until I finally got it to work.

The program files path is a windows variable and it should be easy to incorporate.

Cheers!
Yeah - you're absolutely right. The installer makes a lot of assumptions, and is very simple. I wish I was better at building MSIs - but I can only manage really basic stuff... :-?

Ian.

miCRO01

Re: VLC Player plugin (MM2VLC)

Post by miCRO01 » Sun Mar 28, 2010 4:22 am

I'm on Windows 7 64 bit and I cannot seem to get this working at all. I can get the files into the library, but VLC does not open when I attempt to play them from MM. I used the installer for installation. Tried using admin rights on VLC/Mediamonkey and nothing!

Great addon, just needs bugs ironed out :)

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Re: VLC Player plugin (MM2VLC)

Post by ian.sorbello » Sun Mar 28, 2010 7:00 am

Yeah the add-on in its current form is very prone to failure - everything has to be just "so"...

I think I can help you on this one... 8)
In this case, the plug-in is most certainly registered, where it's likely to be failing is the startup of the vlc.exe in the background. You can fix this yourself by going to the <MM_Install_Dir>\scripts\auto\ directory, and opening up "startVLC.vbs" in a text editor. On line 16, there'll be a path to the VLC program, it of course, assumes 32-bit! If you change this to a 64-bit path (or more specifically, to the path of where you VLC is actually installed), it should all work fine...

Apologies, I'll try to make the installer better in the future. I have a 2.0 version of this plug-in in the works too - it will be much less complex, won't suffer from 32-bit vs. 64-bit issues, and be fully integrated into the MM docking windows. :P

Cheers,
Ian.

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Re: VLC Player plugin (MM2VLC)

Post by Bennyt » Sat Apr 10, 2010 9:08 am

Awesome work on this plugin - just what MM needed. Had to change my script file but is so worth the effort.

VLC and MM in SYNC! Kudos to you Ian!

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Re: VLC Player plugin (MM2VLC)

Post by Owyn » Mon Apr 12, 2010 6:01 am

Nice work. Just completed a quick test.

1)Install from Setup.exe:
New file types not available from Tools->Options->File Types.
Needed to exit and restart MM to see new types.
Selected All.

2)Add/Rescan video library.
Video files not showing in Location node.
Found in My Computer node.

3)Double Click video track to play.
VLC(latest released version) starts, but, can't access controls in VLC. Right-Click in VLC window appears to be disabled.

4)Unsubscribe and Resubscribe podcast with video and audio episodes.
Used http://feeds.tvo.org/tvo/searchengine
Works a charm. Video episodes now showing in feed.

Edit:
Noticed play count is not updated when VLC play completes.
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Re: VLC Player plugin (MM2VLC)

Post by ian.sorbello » Sat Apr 17, 2010 7:29 pm

Thanks for the great feeback peoples!

Owyn, good rundown on some integration aspects of the plugin that aren't quite there... yeah - I've focussed so much on just getting the plugin working that I've really not covered all the little things like play count. I've recently discovered that the seek bar is not 100% accurate, and there is an issue with playlists too...

But I never thought that being able to register the video filetypes now enables video podcast feed synching. That's a great sideffect! who knew....

Ian.

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Re: VLC Player plugin (MM2VLC)

Post by reclusedna » Sat May 08, 2010 8:11 am

Thanks Peke for this amazing plugin!

I would really love to have all my experience of MM3 in one interface..
So I ask:

Is there anyway to have the movie embed within MM instead of popping up in another window??

Im using in_VID4WA.dll to allow video in MM3.

Is this possible and if so..would you be willing to do it?

I think this would complete the domination of MM over all other media players!

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Re: VLC Player plugin (MM2VLC)

Post by Benn » Sat May 08, 2010 3:48 pm

Hey

I was wondering if anyone could help me. I installed this script, then when I scanned in I selected my folder of TV shows (avi)... however, none of them are tagged as such, so the only way I used to distinguish them was by their filename. Of course, my library is set to auto-organise everything into Artist folders when they are added, so now I have an unknown folder, with all my videos "unknown (123)" inside. Is there ANY way I could undo this?

Thanks,

Ben

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Re: VLC Player plugin (MM2VLC)

Post by Peke » Sat May 08, 2010 5:57 pm

@reclusedna
Thank you but this not my plugin, ian.sorbello is the Author and you should thank him ;) :roll: 8)
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Re: VLC Player plugin (MM2VLC)

Post by Owyn » Sat May 08, 2010 11:49 pm

Benn wrote:Hey

I was wondering if anyone could help me. I installed this script, then when I scanned in I selected my folder of TV shows (avi)... however, none of them are tagged as such, so the only way I used to distinguish them was by their filename. Of course, my library is set to auto-organise everything into Artist folders when they are added, so now I have an unknown folder, with all my videos "unknown (123)" inside. Is there ANY way I could undo this?

Thanks,

Ben
None that I can think of within MM.
Other options are:
-Restore from backups.
-Play each episode and tag/rename in Explorer as identified.
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Re: VLC Player plugin (MM2VLC)

Post by -SuperFunk- » Wed May 12, 2010 12:11 pm

This script could be so awesome if optimized! I'm waiting impatiently for the next update :D

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Re: VLC Player plugin (MM2VLC)

Post by Owyn » Tue May 18, 2010 3:32 pm

Finding a lot of problems with Play Now of .M4V files. Getting MM lockups and external exceptions.
End up having to kill MM and VLC hung processes.
Leaving installed to allow automatic download of video podcast episodes, but, otherwise using Find More From Same-Folder(Explorer) to locate & play episodes.
Cogito cogito ergo cogito sum. (Ambrose Bierce)
I drink therefore I am. (Monty Python)
Vista 32bit Home Premium SP2 / MM3.2.1.1297 Gold / Last.Fm 1.0.2.22 / IE8
Dell Inspiron 530 (1.8 Core2 / 2GB)
Skin: Vitreous Blue
Scripts: Add/Remove Playstat|Advanced Duplicate Find & Fix|Album Art Tagger|Backup|Batch Art Finder|Calculate Cover Size|Case&Leading Zero Fixer|DB_Audit|DB_Clean|DB_Schema|Event Logger|Genre Finder|Lyricator|Magic Nodes|MM2VLC|Monkey Rok|MusicIP Tagger|PUID Generator|RegExp Find & Replace|Right Click for Scripts|Scriptreloader|SQL Viewer|Stats(Filtered)|Tagging Inconsistencies

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