Welcome to Libvlc.Net project's home page.
Libvlc.Net is a media player library for .Net framework. It's created on top of the "libvlc" library (see http://videolan.org) - the core of VLC player and enables you to use it from .Net code. The library wraps functionality provided by VLC player like playing music or video, streaming and transcoding. Not all of the features are supported but we are looking forward to implement most important and frequently used. Please see our quick start guide here.
License is GNU GPL same as for VLC player.
We use following open source libraries:
- Common.Logging library for logging purposes.
- ICSharpCode.SharpZipLib to unzip libvlc deployment packages.
- monoobjc for Mac OS sample.
- MediaInfo for Windows sample.
- NUnit for testing purposes.
The most fresh code is in the git repository on sourceforge.net. Current code works with 1.1.9 release of VLC player. We intend to release the library after some refactoring. Files in "download" section are really old and work with old version of VLC (0.8.6) so better download library together with sources.
- Automatic deployment of all native dll/so/dylib files from a single zip archive
- The library was successfully ported to Mono Framework and works under MacOS, sample is provided
- Play music or video from file of any type supported by VLC player
- Create multiple player instances and manipulate with them separately
- Create a snapshot of the video frame
- Сontrol to render a video in Windows.Forms applications
- Allow usage of mrl-type input without library abstractions on top of it (use native vlc way to control input/output)
- Get information about media file: tracks count, types.