forgot to say that you have to start vlc like this:
vlc -I rc --rc-host=localhost:1234

here is a thread on the videolan forum regarding the video issue under os x

if anyone finds a fix post here please.

also the python code is just a working proof-of-concept and proper error handling should be added (if the connection drops for example).

Am 14.01.2009 um 14:49 schrieb Max:

hi list,

it is possible to control vlc from pd using the py external with the rc interface of vlc.
thomas grill made an example in two minutes which i am happy to share.

due to limitations of vlc it seems to be impossible to display video under os x because vlc can't open a window if it's in rc mode, but it works with linux.


Am 13.01.2009 um 22:03 schrieb Hans-Christoph Steiner:

People have talked about it in the past, but I haven't seen it
working.  It should be possible using the "RC" (aka Remote Control)
interface in VLC.  It would be awesome to have a working example of

Or you could do it in Gem or PDP...


On Jan 13, 2009, at 2:39 PM, Arnaud Tanguy wrote:


Do you know a way to control VLC with Pure data?

It seem to work by telnet but I'm a complete newbie for that.
Somebody can help me?

Best regards.
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