Add streaming source to Winamp ? - new plugin idea
The idea of the plugin is to add some kind of query field which will be submitted to a search engine. The search engine could return a list of *matching* files found on a network.
Then Winamp (in fact, the plugin) will play these files using some streaming functions (ideal), or get every file when needed (if no other solution).
The network filesystem and search engine exist and work well.
My problems are :
1) How to add a streaming source to winamp ? Do I need to make an input plugin ?
2) If I add an input plugin, do I need to recode an mp3 decoder, or is it possible to reuse the Winamp's one.
3) Is it possible to chain plugins ? My plugin could load the in_mp3.dll to use his functions. (maybe I need to drop the streaming function in this case :/)
I hope someone could help me...