[racket] VideoLAN VLC Media Player Control

From: Jorge Alberto Garcia (jorge.garcia.gonzalez at gmail.com)
Date: Mon Sep 24 13:50:51 EDT 2012

Thanks Greg, i try it yesterday on Windows and couln't
make it work.

*And really really thanks Neil* for all the work you have been releasing to
the public.

(specially around SICP stuff )

J.A. Garcia

On Mon, Sep 24, 2012 at 8:44 AM, Greg Hendershott <greghendershott at gmail.com
> wrote:

> > (I'm also working on a home theatre thing, in which a Racket "web-server"
> > servlet is using this library, and providing a UI through Web browsers of
> > handheld devices on the home LAN.)
> Cool idea.
> > If anyone wants to try out this Racket front-end to the VLC media player
> at
> > this point, I'd appreciate hearing whether/how it works on your
> particular
> > platform and VLC version.
> >
> > http://www.neilvandyke.org/racket-vlc/
> I tried it and it works well on OS X 10.7.5 with VLC 2.0.3.
> As I expected since I don't have VLC in my path, start-vlc needed me
> to supply #:command for it to find the executable.
> I did notice that the custodian shutdown didn't seem to work as I
> understood the docs to say. If I run the following short program from
> Racket at the command line, after Racket exits the VLC process is
> still running and playing. I would need to add an explicit call to
> vlc-shutdown.
> #lang racket
> (require (planet neil/vlc:1:0))
> (define vlc-cmd "/Applications/VLC.app/Contents/MacOS/VLC")
> (define vlc (start-vlc #:command vlc-cmd))
> (define f "http://yp.shoutcast.com/sbin/tunein-station.pls?id=21585")
> (vlc-url? f)
> (vlc-add f)
> (sleep 10)
> ;; no call to vlc-shutdown
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