wxMediaCtrl: Usage questions

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wxMediaCtrl: Usage questions

Post by xargon » Wed Jan 13, 2016 5:17 pm

I am using wxMediaCtrl to play some video files and I tried to put it all together from some very simple code samples on the web as follows:

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class PlayerApp : public wxApp
    bool OnInit()
        wxFrame *main = new wxFrame(NULL, wxID_ANY, wxT("App"));
        wxMediaCtrl *media = new wxMediaCtrl(main, wxID_ANY, wxT("/home/xargon/media.avi"));        
        main->Show(true); // show it
        return true;

Now, I have a couple of questions:
When I call ShowPlayerControls(), I do not see any player controls actually. I am guessing this is due to the underlying media system. Is that correct? In any case, I do not want to show any controls. Would that usually be as simple as removing this call to the ShowPlayerControls()

Second, this shows the video quite distorted. I would like to show the video with its original size. How can I go about doing that?

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Re: wxMediaCtrl: Usage questions

Post by doublemax » Wed Jan 13, 2016 7:07 pm

I don't work under Linux, so i can't say whether this is normal or not. Did you test the "mediaplayer" sample that comes with wxWidgets?

One problem could be that your wxMediaCtrl is the only child of a wxFrame. In this special case the control is automatically stretched to fill the whole client area of the frame. Try putting it into a wxPanel and a wxSizer, this could eventually solve the problem with the distorted video.
Use the source, Luke!

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