VLC Player URI Scheme

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VLC Player URI Scheme

06 Mar 2019, 05:38

Thought I'd share this here in case someone else was looking to do something similar.
This adds a VLC:// URI scheme and forwards the URI to VLC player.

Place the script in a safe location where you won't accidentally delete it then run it to set/remove the registry entries.
You can test it by going to VLC://<YOUR-VIDEO-URL-HERE> in your browser.

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#NoEnv
#NoTrayIcon
#SingleInstance, Ignore

URL := RegExReplace(A_Args[1], "i)^VLC:\/\/(.+)", "$1")
RegExMatch(A_WinDir, "([^:]+)", Drive)

loop, 2
{
	FullPath := % Drive ":\Program Files" (A_Index > 1 ? " (x86)" : "") "\VideoLAN\VLC\VLC.exe"
	
	if (FileExist(FullPath))
	{
		VLC := FullPath
	}
}

if (!URL)
{
	if (!A_IsAdmin)
	{
		try
		{
			Run, % "*RunAs """ (A_IsCompiled ? A_ScriptFullPath : A_AhkPath) """" (A_IsCompiled ? "" : " /restart """ A_ScriptFullPath """")
		}
		catch ex
		{
		}
		
		return
	}
	
	RegRead, RegValue, % "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC\Shell\Open\Command"
	RegVLC := """" (A_IsCompiled ? A_ScriptFullPath : A_AhkPath) """ " (A_IsCompiled ? "" : """" A_ScriptFullPath """ ") """%1"""
	
	if (RegVLC == RegValue)
	{
		RegDelete, % "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC\"
	}
	else
	{
		RegWrite, % "REG_SZ", % "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC", % "", % "URL:VLC Protocol"
		RegWrite, % "REG_SZ", % "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC", % "URL Protocol", % ""
		RegWrite, % "REG_SZ", % "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC\DefaultIcon", % "", % """" (VLC ? VLC : (A_IsCompiled ? A_ScriptFullPath : A_AhkPath)) """,0"
		RegWrite, % "REG_SZ", % "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC\Shell\Open\Command", % "", % RegVLC
	}
	
	MsgBox, % "VLC URI scheme has been " (RegVLC == RegValue ? "removed" : "set") "."
	return
}

if (RegExMatch(URL, "^\w+:\/\/"))
{
	if (VLC)
	{
		Run, % """" VLC """ " Format("""{1}""", URL), , , PID
		WinWait, % "ahk_pid" PID
		WinActivate, % "ahk_pid" PID
	}
}

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