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hi friends and seniors i want to play (add audio files, remove audio files,and other oprations) players(like vlc) through c++ coding in Ubuntu
help me out. how do i do this. i don't even have idea...
i know how to accept input from command prompt

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Last Post by ravenous
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Well I'm not sure what exactly you want to do. To launch vlc, you just type vlc in the terminal. If you want to add a file (audio or video), you just put it as command-line argument to vlc. And, you can use "system" to write a command to the terminal. So here is a simple example:

#include <iostream>
#include <string>
using namespace std;

int main() {
  cout << "Welcome to VLC launcher program!" << endl;
  cout << "Please enter a filename: ";
  string filename;
  getline(cin, filename);
  string comm = "vlc \"";
  comm += filename + "\"";
  system(comm.c_str()); //call VLC with the file "filename"
  return 0;
};
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thanks mike
mike i have another ques in my mind. suppose i want to create my own music player then what are the things that i have to learn?
and how i can achieve it..

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Check Libvlc. They have even examples there

There's also libav, which is what ffmpeg uses. I think that ffmpeg might also be used by vlc. Beware though, it's not for the feint-hearted! ffmpeg is directed at processing video files, but as part of this it can encode and decode many audio formats too.

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