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Wiki > Main > PluginIndex > ViewerPlugin (r3)

View Files with Plugins

A viewer-plugin is a plugin that is programmed just like any other plugin, but acts to display, edit, write or otherwise deal with a file.

Viewer plugins are kept in ".rockbox/viewers/". They can be used to browse a file when invoked with the ON+PLAY menu choice "view with" and they are invoked when a file with its associated registered extension is used.

The extension <=> plugin connection is set in the ".rockbox/viewers.config" file.

Below follows an example showing the file format of the viewers.config file. The 6 hexadecimal digits are the icon for the extension that shows up in the file browser.

ch8,chip8.rock,70 70 7f 7f 70 70
txt,viewer.rock,55 55 55 55 55 55
jpg,jpeg.rock,18 24 3C 3C 24 18
ucl,rockbox_flash.rock,2A 7F 41 41 7F 2A
rvf,video.rock,5D 7F 5D 7F 5D 7F
mp3,vbrfix.rock,10 08 58 38 04 02
m3u,search.rock,00 00 00 00 00 00
txt,sort.rock, 00 00 00 00 00 00
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r3 - 15 Feb 2005 - 06:46:18 - AlexandreBourget

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