stop after duration
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Description:

ANNOUNCEMENT: starting from VLC version 2.1 this extension stopped working, because VLC developers have removed few important callback from lua API, which this extension was relying on.
So, to make it work, you should downgrade to VLC 2.0.8 (stable)
http://download.videolan.org/pub/videolan/vlc/2.0.8/
or upgrade to VLC 2.2 (pre release)
http://download.videolan.org/testing/vlc-2.2.0-pre3/

This extension calculates the duration of the current playlist, and lets you choose the maximum duration you want to play the playlist.

In other words, it's a countdown which pauses the playlist at the end of the chosen duration.
It can be used for exemple to listen to music to fall asleep.

Changelog:

2 years ago

1.0 : init
1.1 : corrects a major bug which occurred when the track changed

1 year ago

Destne

I have tested this on Win7/64 with VLC versions 2.2.1, vlc-2.2.0-pre3, 2.1.5 and it doesnt work.

It does work with VLC 2.0.8. Useful tool, when it works!

Hope this helps :)

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1 year ago

bugsneo

I am sorry but I can't test on vlc 2.2.1 just now because I am under xubuntu 12.04.
I wait the next xubuntu LTS to upgrade so you will wait before I can test and check if I can correct the problem.

Sorry for the inconvenience and tank you for your message.

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1 year ago

Destne

Thanks for the msg. On v2.08 it stops VLC but then:
1. I get an extension not responding message for "stop after duration" and...
2. VLC hangs - doesn't matter what I do, need to kill the VLC process and restart VLC.
FYI!
I have tried on a clean install of VLC 2.08 as well.
Thanks!

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1 year ago

bugsneo

hum… if I correctly understand, it doesn't work anymore on VLC 2.0.8.

As you said it has work on VLC 2.0.8 (I have this extension for this version), so without a complete error message I can't find why it crash VLC.
Can you try to launch VLC from a console, and view if the message is show on it.
Have you try to delete the config folder of VLC (somewhere in your personal folder in AppData), then reinstall the extension?

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1 year ago

Destne

Hi, I did complete fresh install (cleared VLC folder and the appdata folder), no other extensions present - the countdown works OK and stops VLC but hangs it at the same time, on v2.08.

Can you tell me how to launch from console? I am an ex-dev but not used tools for 20 years ;)

Thanks!

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1 year ago

bugsneo

Search the fullpath to the exe of vlc, and type it in the console. (I have not a computer on windows to test)

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2 years ago

doogri

Hi, does anyone know from where can I get the upgraded API of VLC for extensions?
I know this page:
http://www.videolan.org/developers/vlc/share/lua/README.txt
but need more elaborate one. Thanks.

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2 years ago

bugsneo

Hi, I'm sorry but VLC have a bad documentation of his API, I haven't more links than you for that.

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2 years ago

AdrianMeis

Hi,
I tried to use it in Windows 7 x64. I insert the "Elapsed time" and play Start. The video starts automatically, but it doesn't pause.
Thanks for any reply!

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2 years ago

bugsneo

Which version of vlc do you use?

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2 years ago

AdrianMeis

I use the version "2.1.5 Rincewind".
PS the countdown doesn't even start.
Thanks

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2 years ago

bugsneo

After some research the VLC developers have removed few important callback from lua API, which this extension was relying on.
So you can downgrade to VLC 2.0.8 (stable) http://download.videolan.org/pub/videolan/vlc/2.0.8/ or upgrade to VLC 2.2 (pre release)
http://download.videolan.org/testing/vlc-2.2.0-pre3/

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2 years ago

mederi

Does the countdown work for you if one playlist item is over and VLC plays next media? What OS do you use?

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2 years ago

bugsneo

Hum, there is a bug, I work on.
I'm under Xubuntu 12.04, vlc 2.0.8 (I have many random crash of vlc with any extension).

Thank's for your report

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2 years ago

bugsneo

The update correct the bug

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