Does Löve supports any kind of video?

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Does Löve supports any kind of video?

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Hi Everybody,

I'm new here, so I want some help.
Does anyone knows if Löve supports video? If it does, what kind of video does Löve supports?
I looked around and I couldn't find anything :( unfortunately

Thank you
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Re: Does Löve supports any kind of video?

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No, it does not.
Adding libraries for video playback would push the LOVE filesize really high.
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Re: Does Löve supports any kind of video?

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Unless you change it into an animation of course...
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bartbes wrote:Unless you change it into an animation of course...
Only if it's simple animation with a small amount of images shown at intervals one frame at a time with no movement, else you end up making the file huge anyway.

Löve could utilize each OS' built-in video formats. As long as they're cross-platform. Maybe offer it optionally as a plugin that is included either inside the .love file or in the OS' specific "working folder" for use by multiple programs.

I'd be for QuickTime support, or whatever is capable of playing H.264 which is the current standard.
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Jasoco wrote:Löve could utilize each OS' built-in video formats. As long as they're cross-platform. Maybe offer it optionally as a plugin that is included either inside the .love file or in the OS' specific "working folder" for use by multiple programs.

I'd be for QuickTime support, or whatever is capable of playing H.264 which is the current standard.
I would imagine the solution is FFmpeg, not tapping into individual OS libraries.
I think going the OS route might yield performance and size (of LOVE) benefits, but put a huge wedge in cross-platform status.

Maybe the LOVE dev team could consider creating a lite version of FFmpeg that only supported decoding a couple video formats. The source for the entire FFmpeg library clocks in at ~2.5mb i believe.
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I'd say H.264 would be a reasonable standard. Failing that, something open-source that wouldn't cost money to license. Basically, something free.
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Jasoco wrote:I'd say H.264 would be a reasonable standard. Failing that, something open-source that wouldn't cost money to license. Basically, something free.
Sounds like you agree with FFmpeg. ;)
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Re: Does Löve supports any kind of video?

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well...thank you all :)
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In any case, this is not a priority. FFmpeg has been considered, but that library is huge.
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Re: Does Löve supports any kind of video?

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Hmm. Quicktime? Not sure linux has it though.
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