xine: Bindings to xine-lib

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A Haskell FFI binding to xine-lib, a multimedia playback engine.

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A Haskell FFI binding to xine-lib, a multimedia playback engine.


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Using cabal-install, do

cd hxine
cabal install


To play an audio file, simply do:

> import qualified Xine
> main = do
>     h <-
>     sid <- Xine.openStream h "track.ogg"
> h sid

Note that Xine defaults to auto-detecting audio and video drivers.

To configure xine before using it, for example to play video files (note, this doesn't work), use openWith and supply a XineConf value:

> import qualified Xine
> main = do
>     h <- Xine.openWith defaultConf { visualType = X11 }
>     sid <- Xine.openStream h "video.ogm"
> h sid

See the API documentation (produced by cabal haddock) for more information.

If you wish to implement your own higher-level interface to xine-lib, you may use the low-level FFI binding by

> import Xine.Foreign


Bugs and deficiencies

  • The binding doesn't yet support video playback.


Joachim Fasting <>


LGPL version 2.1 (see COPYING in the source distribution)