Load plugin from memory?


#1

Is it possible to load a file into the memory and then load that memoryblock as a VST plugin? 


#2

Well, you could hack around inside the VST loading code to make it get the DLL from memory rather than directly from a file, but if you already have it as a file, then why not just load that? Or if you're loading the DLL content from some other source, an easier trick would be to write it to a temp file and load that as a DLL..


#3

Yeah, I planned to hack the code if you won't come up with some magical way, no other way I guess :)

 

I'm currently saving it to a temporary file. It's mainly in order to allow automatic background updates for my application. Loading the VST locks the file (on Windows, using some DAWs), thus making modifying it tricky. 

 

Thanks!