[FFmpeg-user] Invocation of ffplay API/functions from Aplication code

mahesh raja maheshraja8 at gmail.com
Thu Sep 15 08:32:41 CEST 2011

Hi Roger,

Thanks for the info about mplayer.
Does it mean that we cannot control ffplay from our application source code
by invoking functions defined in ffplay.c with respect to LGPL 2.1 version
Any help will be really appreciated.


On Wed, Sep 14, 2011 at 7:41 PM, Roger Pack <rogerdpack2 at gmail.com> wrote:

> > We have downloaded FFMpeg and built FFplay. The player is executing fine.
> > We have seen that the all the functions like stream_open, event_loop are
> > defined as static in ffplay.c and are only part of the ffplay executable.
> > They are not available as part of any library. If we want to invoke these
> > APIs from our application so that the application can control
> > when to play and when to pause,  is there a way to do ? We have seen that
> > this has the license LGPL 2.1, so please suggest if there is a way to
> > invoke the APIs from our application.
> cop out answer, but mplayer has a slave mode...
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