Time v3.2 Original

VLC Extensions

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Description:

Time is VLC Extension that displays running time on the screen in a playing video.
(Extension script "time_ext.lua" + Interface script "time_intf.lua")
Features:
- supported tags: [E], [Efps], [D], [R], [T], [O], [P], [n], [_];
- 9 possible positions on the screen;
- elapsed time with milliseconds;
- playback speed rate taken into account for duration time;

Time v3.1+ (intf)
Simple instructions:
1) "time_ext.lua" > Copy the VLC Extension Lua script file into \lua\extensions\ folder;
2) "time_intf.lua" > Copy the VLC Interface Lua script file into \lua\intf\ folder;
3) Start the Extension in VLC menu and configure the Time interface to your liking:
- Windows/Linux: "View > Time v3.x (intf)";
- Mac OS: "Vlc > Extensions > Time v3.x (intf)".

Alternative activation of the Interface script:
* The Interface script can be activated from the CLI (batch script or desktop shortcut icon):
vlc.exe --extraintf=luaintf --lua-intf=time_intf
* VLC preferences for automatic activation of the Interface script:
Tools > Preferences > Show settings=All > Interface >
> Main interfaces: Extra interface modules [luaintf]
> Main interfaces > Lua: Lua interface [time_intf]

Lua 5.1! like in VLC-32bit for Windows (later I will fix it for Lua 5.2/5.3)
INSTALLATION location \lua\extensions\ for an Extension script (Create directory if it does not exist! Then Interface script in \lua\intf\):
* Windows (all users): %ProgramFiles%\VideoLAN\VLC\lua\extensions\
* Windows (current user): %APPDATA%\VLC\lua\extensions\
* Linux (all users): /usr/lib/vlc/lua/extensions/
* Linux (current user): ~/.local/share/vlc/lua/extensions/
* Mac OS X (all users): /Applications/VLC.app/Contents/MacOS/share/lua/extensions/
* Mac OS X (current user): /Users/%your_name%/Library/Application Support/org.videolan.vlc/lua/extensions/

Forum: https://forum.videolan.org/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=97639
Last changelog:

v3.2 (intf) (27.8.2018) 1 year ago

- option to disable milliseconds in elapsed time
- option to show system/ending time in "h:m" format

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mederi

10 months ago

How would you handle all other languages? The "Frame rate" key is translated according to selected interface language in VLC.

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dementia

11 months ago

Updated code- 1) Detects the currently playing video stream used to determine the FPS. 2) changed variable from "fps" to "vlc_fps" so as not to clobber an existing variable. The following code goes directly above the line

"local osd_output = string.gsub(TIME_time_format, "%[E%]", elapsed_time)"

local input_object_info = vlc.input.item():info()
local key
local value
local vlc_fps
local cur_stream_name = "Stream " .. vlc.var.get(input, "video-es")
for key, value in pairs( input_object_info ) do
if key == cur_stream_name and value["Frame rate"] then
vlc_fps = value["Frame rate"]
end
end
if not vlc_fps then vlc_fps="--" end

To add an [F] tag to display the video FPS, the following line goes directly below the same line-- "local osd_output = string.gsub(TIME_time_format, "%[E%]", elapsed_time)"

osd_output = string.gsub(osd_output, "%[F%]", vlc_fps)

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jaramazovic

1 year ago

Hi, I like your extension. Cool , I have a question is it possible to get FpS instead of miliseconds, I mean not the all frame no but just frame no in a sec? thanks

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mederi

1 year ago

You can edit the "time_intf.lua" script in a text editor. Find the line:
osd_output = string.gsub(osd_output, "%[E.-%]", math.floor(et * fps))
Edit the math.floor() function there if it make sense for you:
osd_output = string.gsub(osd_output, "%[E.-%]", math.floor(et * fps % fps))

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jaramazovic

1 year ago

Thank you.

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calanda1900

1 year ago

I just installed the extension, but it won't run, the window won't close after I choose my settings and click "START!', nothing happens. Does any one have a suggestion?
By the way, could you include an explanation for the different options in settings? Thank you!

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calanda1900

1 year ago

For Mac users, here's a guideline for installing the extension:
Go to your Applications folder and right-click on the VLC app. Select “Show Package Contents”. Once inside Package Contents, locate and open the “MacOS” folder. Locate and open the “share” folder, locate and open the “lua” folder.
Locate and open the “extensions” and copy your “time_ext.lua” and "time_inft.lua" to it.

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mederi

1 year ago

Copy the "time_inft.lua" into "intf" folder, not into "extensions"! Then it works.

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mederi

1 year ago

time_intf.lua

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sharjeelkhan

1 year ago

this is very good

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exphp

1 year ago

I'm confused by this addon. When I use [E] and enable milliseconds, they seem to jump around randomly as I use frame advance. Even if I use [E23.976215] on a video with that frame rate, when using frame advance the number does not increase by units of 1, or even monotonically. (I see 36, 41, 42, 42, 43, 41, 47, 44, ...)

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mederi

1 year ago

It is known that VLC is not frame accurate. The split-second jumps are better in some video formats and worse in others (like variable frame rate). The [Efps] tag just multiplies time value (returned by VLC) with the provided fps value and the result is rounded down: math.floor(et * fps). You can check/ask VLC, whether it gets better in VLC 4.

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bhwtuileusd

1 year ago

I cannot use it for any audio files...

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mederi

1 year ago

You can enable an audio visualization in VLC: Audio > Visualization >. You can set up visualizations in VLC preferences: Tools > Preferences > Show settings=All > Audio \ Visualizations

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smmaruf

1 year ago

This addon does not show in if you take a screen shot. any one plz help this

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mederi

1 year ago

You can use an external screenshot taker (like IrfanView - hotkey C on Windows).

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jonpalawan

1 year ago

Is there a way to alter the refresh rate? It seems to be about a quarter second.

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mederi

1 year ago

The refresh rate in the script is higher than VLC updates the time value. I think demuxers are responsible for this.

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jonpalawan

1 year ago

I assume the menu is "Media Playback Audio Video Subtitle Tools View Help"? I don't see anything about Time in View. I created the two folders
C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC\plugins\lua\extensions
and
C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC\plugins\lua\intf
and copied the files into the folders.

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jonpalawan

1 year ago

I put files in wrong places. Works now.

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gibatronic

1 year ago

How do I activate the plug-in in VLC v3?

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mederi

1 year ago

You should follow the instructions (Simple instructions 1, 2, 3) in the description here.

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gibatronic

1 year ago

Sorry, I should have been more specific: my problem is with step 3, there's nothing in the view menu.
But I found it now, on macOS with VLC 3 it's in a different place: VLC » Extensions » Time v3.x (intf)

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pascal

1 year ago

Great feature!
The text seems to be generated with the same part of vlc that renders subtitles but could it be possible to add opacity/size options ? Separate from the subtitles, so it can be more inconspicuous.

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mederi

10 months ago

Please find my recent reply to frob.

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v3.2 (intf) (27.8.2018) 1 year ago

- option to disable milliseconds in elapsed time
- option to show system/ending time in "h:m" format

v3.1 (intf) (19.8.2018) 1 year ago

- fixed numeric locale issue on Mac
- VLC version detection so the script works also in older VLC versions
- auto-format time (s > m:s > h:m:s > D/h:m:s)
- percentage playback position tag [P]
- always show "Settings" dialog box for disabled interface script
- respect other enabled VLC interfaces when saving settings
- "Settings" button in "Control panel" dialog box
- ">STOPPED<" status in title bar
- "looper_intf.lua" script file renamed to "time_intf.lua"

v3.0 (intf) (11.2.2018) 66127 1 year ago

- fixed time in microseconds for VLC 3;

v2.1 (intf) (5.9.2016) 58019 3 years ago

- fixed several bugs in Interface script;

old (before changes on this portal in September 2016) 1 year ago

v2.0 (intf) (28.4.2016) 53798
- resurrection attempt;
- Interface script "looper_intf.lua" + Extension script "time_ext.lua";
- new tags [Efps]-elapsed frames (et*fps), [n]-name, [_]-new/next line;
- elapsed time with milliseconds;
- playback speed rate taken into account for duration time;

v1.0 (19.3.2012)
- works in VLC 2.0.x;
- supported tags: [E]-elapsed time, [D]-duration, [R]-remaining time, [T]-system time, [O]-over/ending time;

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product-maker pascal Sep 28 2018 9 excellent
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product-maker artistmatej Sep 12 2018 9 excellent
+Thank you very much! Now I can view FPS of my animation.
product-maker khant45 Sep 05 2018 9 excellent
Useful
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Love this script. I'm glad I can use it with VLC v3.0!!
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Excellent extension
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