Using valgrind on time-dependent softwares like VLC media player is often a nightmare and leads to poor results. Let's present a simple and elegant way to workaround this issue
Monday, September 24 2012
By Rémi Duraffort on Monday, September 24 2012, 20:00 - Geek
Friday, May 4 2012
By Rémi Duraffort on Friday, May 4 2012, 23:23 - PRoot
In my previous article, I showed a way to setup and jump into a root file system in order to test a software in this environment.
Using PRoot, such task looks really easy and does not require any privileges. We will now finish this setup in order to build and test VLC media player in this new root file system.
Monday, April 16 2012
By Rémi Duraffort on Monday, April 16 2012, 09:43 - PRoot
A good practice for software developer is to provide a test suite while developing a software. When developing for Linux, it's also a good practice to compile the software and run the test suite on many distributions like Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora, ArchLinux, Centos, Slackware and for both i386 and x86_64.
Usually, softwares are compiled and tested on only one distribution because setting up the right environment is long and painful. Most of the time root privileges are also required to setup such environment.
In this article and the following one, I will show that using PRoot, such testing is quite handy and can be done by any users.
Wednesday, February 2 2011
By Rémi Duraffort on Wednesday, February 2 2011, 19:35 - VLC media player
A lot of people are asking about the status of VLC media player on Android. We usually answered that we are working on it. Now that some good progresses has been done, lets look at the current status of VLC media player for Android.
Thursday, November 11 2010
By Rémi Duraffort on Thursday, November 11 2010, 19:23 - VideoLAN
We went to the Google Mentor Summit in California for the week-end, let's talk a bit about it ...
Saturday, November 6 2010
By Rémi Duraffort on Saturday, November 6 2010, 14:08 - VideoLAN
Google just released the list of organizations that will participate to the Google Code In contest and VideoLAN is part of it!
Thursday, October 21 2010
By Rémi Duraffort on Thursday, October 21 2010, 10:34 - VideoLAN
Google Mentor Summit
A quick note to announce that we will be at the Google Mentor Summit in California this week-end. This meeting is organized by Google to close the Google Summer of Code and to meet developers from different Free Softwares projects.
Two developers from the VideoLAN project and VLC media player will be present to speak about multimedia, Free Software and many more things.
I will take some picture of the event and post them back here afterward...
Friday, October 1 2010
By Rémi Duraffort on Friday, October 1 2010, 13:13 - VLC media player
Compiling VLC media player on Linux is now something really easy. This article is a small tutorial for every people wondering about it.
Monday, September 13 2010
By Rémi Duraffort on Monday, September 13 2010, 19:17 - VLC media player
Thanks to VLC extensions, we recently created a script that fetch books from LibriVox. This website is a directory and a project that provide free audio books from the Public Domain like Frankenstein (Mary Shelley) or War and Peace (Leo Tolstoy).
Wednesday, August 18 2010
By Rémi Duraffort on Wednesday, August 18 2010, 15:23 - VLC media player
Actually more and more artists are following the Open Source movement and create really nice content (both audio and video). Since the lastest release of VLC media player (1.1.0), thanks to VLC extensions, we added the ability to access selections of Free Music directly from the playlist. Let's have a look at these contents.
Wednesday, July 14 2010
By Rémi Duraffort on Wednesday, July 14 2010, 16:08 - VLC media player
We have reduced the memory footprint of VLC media player only by repacking some important structures. Let's have a look at the way the structures are arranged in memory and its impact on the memory usage.
Monday, February 1 2010
By Rémi Duraffort on Monday, February 1 2010, 15:21 - VLC media player
Last summer, I worked on VLC media player as part of the Google Summer of Code, One part of my job was to integrate libprojectM inside VLC media player.
libprojectM is a library that create visualisation accoring to the samples it receive. As you can see the results are really amazing. And for the next version of VLC media player you will normally see this nice feature. Lest enjoy a first screenshot!