Today, I coded 2 nice features, using Intel® RealSense™ technology: one is a voice control plugin for VLC, and the other is a gestures control plugin for VLC.
With the voice control plugin, you can ask VLC to play, pause, stop, just with voice commands, like in 2001: a space Odyssey.
With the gestures one, you can move your hands before the 3D camera, a la minority report.
You can find the Windows binary for VLC 2.2.1 (should work in all 2.2.x versions) here:
You need to install them in the
plugins/control folder in your VLC installation (usually in
C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC) and restart VLC.
You need to have RealSense runtime installed too, if you don’t have it.
Finally, you need to activate them in the preferences. (advanced -> Interface -> Control Interfaces).
Of course, I provide, the source of the plugin here, so you can hack on it, and recompile it.
The voice module should understand the following control:
- “Volume Up”
- “Volume Down”
The gestures recognized should be:
- waving to stop
- swiping to go to the next video
- “V sign” to go to the previous video
- tap in front of the camera to toggle play/pause
- “Thumb Up” to increase the volume
- “Thumb Down” to decrease the volume
- “Full Hand Pinch” to mute the sound''