[vlc-devel] Re: Questions on skins
maximus at cmu.edu
Wed Mar 17 20:59:13 CET 2004
The following is what I get in the console when I click on 'switch
interface -> skins 2' on the menu. The file open dialog pops up, then if I
open a skin file (e.g. orange.vlt), everything goes away (the console went
away too, so I couldn't capture the error message).
Can you tell me what might be wrong?
 logger interface: VLC media player - version 0.7.1 Bond - (c)
 logger interface:
Warning: if you can't access the GUI anymore, open a dos command box, go
to the directory where you installed VLC and run "vlc -I wxwin"
 logger interface: Using the logger interface module...
 skins2 interface error: Failed to open for parsing
 skins2 interface error: Failed to parse
Couldn't gzopen C:\cygwin\home\Aditya
 skins2 interface error: Failed to open C:\cygwin\home\Aditya
Ganjam\esmvlc\vlc-0.7.1\skins2\default\theme.xml for parsing
 skins2 interface error: Failed to parse C:\cygwin\home\Aditya
> On Wednesday 17 March 2004 10:11, Sooyoung wrote:
>> I tried running vlc with skin2 but it seems not doing anything (it
>> quietly dies). Is skins2 stable enough?
> I'm not using it intensively but so far I haven't had any problems with
> So yes, I would say it is stable.
> The only known problem with is a bug with the popup menu under linux (but
> is actually a wxWindows bug, not a bug in the skins interface).
> If you have problems with it, it is likely because you tried to load an
> skin file or somthing similar (ah yeah, the "switch interface" menu in the
> wxWindows interface doesn't work on Linux - another wxWindows bug). What
> log messages do you have ?
>> Also, if I later want to add additional functionalities to VLC wxwindows
>> interface (let's say, chatting window instead of playlist), can I still
>> use the simple skin that I mentioned before (with only "play" and "stop"
>> buttons) for interface and wxwindows plugin (in modules/gui/wxwindows)
>> for that new functionality?
> You can do that. In fact the skins plugin uses the wxWindows interface as
> dialog box provider (open dialog box, preferences panel, etc...).
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