VLC Media Player 1.1 to get Extension Support

Maximum PC Staff

First, it was Firefox, then it was Chrome, and now it is VLC. Another fantastic open source software title is making it easy for developers to enhance an already fully featured application.

At the moment, VLC extension support is limited to the nightly builds, so there currently is not a “stable build,” and subsequently there aren’t many extensions to download (one, in fact). The extensions use a lightweight scripting language known as Lua, which is embedded inside the media player. Extensions can range in functionality from getting lyrics and finding subtitles, to getting the latest concert information for an artist.

To get started using extensions, download the latest VLC nightly build . Then follow the instructions here on how to install the extensions you can find here .

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