5.4 Obtaining plugins

Many plugins are available from the official Hollywood portal which is online at http://www.hollywood-mal.com/. Here is an overview of plugins currently available from the official Hollywood portal:

AHX:
Allows you to load and play AHX and HivelyTracker modules with Hollywood.

AIFF:
Allows you to load and play AIFF samples with Hollywood.

APNG Anim:
Allows you to load and save APNG animations with Hollywood. This is useful because the APNG format supports anims with alpha channel.

AVCodec:
Adds loaders for many video and audio formats provided by FFMPEG. This is very useful for playing modern video and audio formats but be careful that many of those formats are patented and require you to pay royalties or licensing fees if you use them in your products.

DigiBooster:
Load and play DigiBooster modules with Hollywood.

FLIC Anim:
Load FLI and FLC animations with Hollywood.

GL Galore:
OpenGL® wrapper for Hollywood. This plugin allows you to program in OpenGL using Hollywood. It also supports hardware-accelerated 2D drawing, i.e. it supports hardware double buffers and hardware brushes. Thus, it is very useful for hardware-accelerated on drawing on Windows, macOS, and Linux because by default, Hollywood only supports hardware-accelerated drawing on AmigaOS and compatibles.

HTTP Streamer:
This plugin allows you to load data from HTTP sources as normal files. This means that once this plugin is installed you can just pass URLs to functions like LoadBrush() and the files will be loaded from there. This plugin can also be used for video and audio streaming from HTTP sources.

JPEG2000:
Load and save images in the JPEG2000 format.

Malibu:
This plugin allows you to run Scala scripts with Hollywood. Malibu supports all Amiga versions of Scala until Scala MM400 and Scala InfoChannel 500.

Movie Setter:
Open and play animations that are in Gold Disk's MovieSetter format.

MUI Royale:
Create MUI GUIs with Hollywood. This is a powerful plugin which wraps almost the complete MUI API to Hollywood and allows you to conveniently create MUI GUIs via XML.

Ogg Theora:
Load and play video streams in the Ogg Theora format.

Ogg Vorbis:
Load and play Ogg Vorbis streams with Hollywood.

PCX:
Load PCX images with Hollywood.

Plananarama:
Use Hollywood on Amigas without a graphics board. If you need to run Hollywood on a palette-based screen, you can do this with this plugin.

RapaGUI:
Cross-platform GUI toolkit for Hollywood. This is a very powerful plugin which turns Hollywood into a complete cross-platform GUI toolkit that allows you to create GUI-based applications very conveniently by defining the GUI layout in an XML file. On top of that, Hollywood displays can be embedded inside your GUI as widgets which allows you to use all of Hollywood's powerful graphics features in your GUI application as well.

RebelSDL:
This is a Hollywood wrapper plugin for the popular SDL library. The great benefit is that it supports hardware-accelerated 2D drawing, i.e. it supports hardware double buffers and hardware brushes. Thus, it is very useful for hardware-accelerated on drawing on Windows, macOS, and Linux because by default, Hollywood only supports hardware-accelerated drawing on AmigaOS and compatibles.

SQLite3:
Create and modify SQL databases with Hollywood.

SVG Image:
Load SVG vector images with Hollywood.

TIFF:
Load and save TIFF images with Hollywood.

Vectorgraphics:
Draw real vector-based graphics with Hollywood.

XAD:
This plugin allows you to unpack lots of different archiver formats like LhA, LZX, RAR, ZIP, TAR, etc. Very useful.

XML Parser:
Plugin for convenient parsing of XML documents.

YAFA:
Load and play animations in the YAFA format (created by Wildfire).

ZIP:
This plugin allows you read and write ZIP archives.


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