Support --drawable-hwnd on Windows, like -xid on Linux/X11
I briefly discussed this topic on #videolan and as no-one claimed to be sure if this could be done I said I'll come back after testing it out. The open question was whether or not handles (hwnd) are valid across processes.
I found out that handles are unique and do not require special permissions on a normal desktop (win7). This operation is available on Windows 2000 upwards:
Win32 API (user32.dll) defines methods to reparent a window under a new parent, which is almost what --drawable-xid establishes. Reparenting is made through SetParent(HWND,HWND)
The first implementation would allow the same behaviour as does "
vlc -I dummy --drawable-xid <the-xid> moviefile.avi".
Later on better integration being able to configure the
--drawable-hwnd through the -I rc interface while not playing, to avoid starting a process per movie.