Click to Play/Pause
VLC Extensions
Description:

ANNOUNCEMENT: starting from VLC version 2.1 this extension stopped working, because VLC developers have removed few important callback from lua API, which this extension was relying on.
So, to make it work, you should downgrade to VLC 2.0
Also, you can follow a bugreport that have some indication of ongoing work on API improvements. https://trac.videolan.org/vlc/ticket/8097. There is a chance that when this issue will be resolved, extension can start working again. But don't put too much hope that this will happen anytime soon.


This extension allows you to toggle playing video by clicking on video screen.

To install, drop "clickpause.lua" into the VLC extensions directory.
The extensions directories are located at:

- OS X systemwide: /Applications/VLC.app/Contents/MacOS/share/lua/extensions/
- OS X current user: ~/Library/Application Support/org.videolan.vlc/lua/extensions/
- Linux systemwide: depends upon distro
- Linux current user: ~/.local/share/vlc/lua/extensions/
- Windows systemwide: C:\Program Files\VideoLan\VLC\lua\extensions\
- Windows current user: I have no idea

To enable plugin, go to "View" menu and click "Click screen to Play/Pause". Works only in native mode.

For further information, visit homepage at http://3demax.github.io/vlc-clickpause/
You can donate bitcoins at 1Nv9rdBG43zE4mftATAdJ5SbsqkCZWXLKR if you relly like it :)
Last changelog:

4 years ago

* initial version
* fixed playlist issues
* fixed mixed (sound+video) playlist issues

Jonathan42

1 year ago

Why would videolan ever create a page for extrension s if people host them elsewhere? If there are extensions out there for VLC, I wish they were here so people using the program could find them.

Here is the latest from Spt 2015 for 2.2+ from author of previous 2.21 listed above:

https://github.com/nurupo/vlc-pause-click-plugin/tree/master/vlc-2.2.x%2B

Cheers, Jonathan
VLC for Chrome Plugin Needed for Chromecast!!!!

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mederi

2 years ago

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wdave6

3 years ago

FIRST, don't click on any of the two gray download buttons. It doesn't work. You have to click on the "link" button at the top next to "homepage." Then click on one of the folders at the top right. You may have to download Winrar but I already had it so after I downloaded it I extracted to my newly created "extensions" folder. More detailed instructions below.
I am using Win 8.1 (take a moment to feel sorry for me and everyone using it) and I had to create an "extensions" folder in the "lua" folder. C:/ProgramFilesx86/videolan/vlc/lua Note: I had to right click on the main VLC folder and select properties and I had to change the permissions to allow me to edit the folder.

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3 years ago

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Coel

3 years ago

At first I was not sure if I get the installation done, because I am not used to this way...but everything worked well...as explained in the description.
I am using still the previous release of VLC, "Twoflower" because it does not sport that pop-up-windows when hovering over the playlist.
Thanks a lot for that increase of functionality!
PS: I do not have a credit-card nor do I
online-banking, Paypal is bad, because they close accounts of organisations, they do not like. Are there other, easy ways for donations?

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89fzN8c

3 years ago

I got this addon on a fresh instal of VLC 2.1.1

I can select the option from the View menu. When I start playing media the intended function does not occur as previous user noted.

This occurs even when varying the order of opening the program, selecting the option, and opening the video. Nothing I have tried producing the desired click to pause.
I can achieve the desired feature with software such as GlovePIE and WinAutoHotKey but I would very much like this feature to be self-contained within VLC.

Please fix this feature in VLC 2.1.1 or find a way to let Media Player Classic turn my volume up to 200%.

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3demax

3 years ago

> Please fix this
I'm a bit out of spare time for some time, but ok I'll try.
> or find a way to let Media Player Classic
that's not how the open source works. if you want some feature to be done, it's nice move to propose a bounty or donate. It's not about begging money. Just respect people who do open source at their spare time.

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Lister

2 years ago

Yes it is. If you demand to user donate, is not a don... Get a price for this.

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3demax

2 years ago

Hi! Sorry, if I made it too unclear.

I actually tried to fix this issue, but understood that this would require a very good comprehension of the internals of vlc (written in c++), and thus spending a lot of time, which I can't afford.
I started this project for fun and because of lua, but I'm not wiling to take a pain of developing in c++ for any sum of money.
Last hope are guys who are wiling to improve API the way Jen-Kempf will accept it in VLC codebase. You can follow the issue here: https://trac.videolan.org/vlc/ticket/8097

I really appreciate your support by all of you and that it hopefully made your experience more pleasant at least for some time. But times are changing and unfortunately I can't do much with that. Hope you understand.

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zzzzk

3 years ago

Worked great until latest version 2.1.1. Please update. Thank you!

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3demax

3 years ago

Have some shortage of spare time even to update VLC, but thanks for support! Hope to get hands on this soon.

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MSInc

3 years ago

Even after selecting it from View Menu & check mark appearing next to option in View Menu, when click or tried double click within VLC player window, extension does not do anything.

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3demax

3 years ago

Well, at first: do you have a video loaded and ready to play when enabling addon?
Second: what is your version of vlc?

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MSInc

3 years ago

Even after selecting it from View Menu & check mark appearing next to option in View Menu, when click or tried double click within VLC player window, extension does not do anything.

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damodaranudas

3 years ago

Hi, I'm interested in this small but useful function, I copied the lua file in the given dir but nothing happened, thks

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3demax

3 years ago

Hello! Did you enable addon by going to "View" - "Click screen to Play/Pause"? Unfortunately, you need to re-enable it every time you close start vlc again.

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3demax

3 years ago

Hello! Did you enable addon by going to "View" - "Click screen to Play/Pause"? Unfortunately, you need to re-enable it every time you close start vlc again.

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Sammo

4 years ago

When I run VLC skinned I can not find the "View" menu where I normally select the Click to Play option. Where has the pull down menu gone and how can I access it in skinned mode?

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cruelty

4 years ago

hmm if I restart vlc the extension gets unticked in the dropdown menu - so I have to manually tick it every time vlc is restarted to get the functionality. Is it supposed to be like that?

Tried running VLC as admin, same result.

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3demax

4 years ago

Yes, this is a limitation of extensions api.
It's impossible to make extensions autostart, sorry.

I would wilingly make updates to an api (because I have some background in c++ and qt), but I don't see any support - neither microdonations, nor even votes here. And pushing new code to VLC is much harder.

If someone is interested, I will talk to main VLC developer and start campaign on pledgie.

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4 years ago

* initial version
* fixed playlist issues
* fixed mixed (sound+video) playlist issues

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