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On Sep 4, 2016 5:32 PM, "Valentin" <> wrote:
> Hi list,
> I'm not sure if this is the right place for this, sorry if not. I'd like
> to "promote" a little Lua extension I just created: an extension called
> "directshow" (directshow.dll) that allows Lua applications to do all
> kind of media related stuff (win only, obviously).
> Short self introduction: I'm a long time developer, but just came to Lua
> recently (when dealing with SciTE) - so please don't be cruel when you
> see my lua demo scripts ;-)
> I already had the C++ code for this extension for a another platform (a
> plugin for Adobe Director), so porting it as Lua extension was no big deal.
> The directshow extension - in combination with appropriate filters -
> allows e.g. stuff like this:
> - play audio/midi/video files
> - create and play DirectShow filter graphs programmatically
> - save/load saved filter graphs (in *.grf format)
> - open and play input devices (like e.g. USB cameras etc.)
> - record audio/video and save to file
> - transcode media files from one format to another
> - register/unregister filters (needs admin privileges)
> The extension was built with MS VS C++ 2005. I still have to clean up
> the source code a little before releasing it to the public, but you can
> download a binary version of directshow.dll linked to lua51.dll
> (combined with various demo scripts, test media files and filters, the
> DLL itself has just 68 KB) from:
> I've tested the extension (using Lua 5.1) it in all mayor Win versions
> from Win XP SP3 x86 to Win 10 anniversary x64 - but of course that
> doesn't mean that it doesn't have bugs.
> My intention for this post, apart from "sharing is caring", is also to
> find out if there is any interest in something like this and if it's
> worth the hassle to create a LuaRock for it.
> Cheers,
> Valentin

This is indeed the right place to announce new modules.