Viz Plug-ins User Guide

Version 5.0 | Published December 20, 2022 ©



The VLC plug-in is a media player plug-in that makes use of VLC media player technology. VLC should be placed on a group container for playing the media over a rectangle or on a geometry object, as it is a function plug-in. The plug-in requires a VLC media player 3.0.11 for 64-bit Windows to be installed on the machine.

Download VLC media player 3.0.11 for 64-bit Windows from then put plugins and lua folders in <VizDirectory>. See more information at <Viz4Directory>\VLC_README.rtf

Note: This plug-in is located in: Plugins -> Container plug-ins -> Texture

Note: Do not apply a texture to a VLC plug-in container.

VLC Properties

  • Media: Name of the media to be played. It can be a file supported by VLC player.

  • Loop: Plays media on repeat when set to On.

  • Audio Enabled: Plays sound from the selected media during playback when set to On. When set to Off, the sound is muted.

  • Volume: Controls the volume level if Audio is enabled.

  • Logging: Writes log information into a file named vlc.log, residing in the %ProgramData%\vizrt\VizEngine folder.

  • Set Clip Time: Seeks the playing or paused clip to specified time (in milliseconds). It is not possible on a clip with some video codec.

  • Play on Load: Plays the clip automatically when loading the scene when set to On. When set to Off, the clip does not play until clicking the Play button.

  • Use Proxy: Determines whether to use a proxy. When set to On, additional parameters are enabled:

    • Proxy Host: The name of the proxy machine.

    • Proxy Port: Proxy port, as defined on the proxy machine.

    • Proxy User: User name with permission to access the network via the proxy machine.

    • Proxy Password: Password for the proxy user.

  • Play: Plays the media from the beginning.

  • Stop: Stops playing the media. The current frame is displayed. It is not possible to resume playing the media after has been stopped.

  • Pause: Pauses the playing clip at the current frame.

  • Continue: Continues playing the media from the current frame after it was paused.

Info: The VLC player is not a replacement for the Matrox clip player!