[vlc-devel] [RFC] bumping the dummy interface capabilities.

Jean-Baptiste Kempf jb at videolan.org
Fri Nov 23 22:17:03 CET 2007

On Fri, Nov 23, 2007, Pierre d'Herbemont wrote :
> The main complaint about VLC vs mplayer for advanced users, is that  
> vlc needs an interface to run, whereas mplayer doesn't. We know that  

> this is absolutely wrong. But because `vlc mycoolmovie.mp4` launches  
> the qt4 interface by default on most linux distrib, most users thinks  
> they need they have to use the qt4 interface to run vlc.
> I would propose that:
> 1- `vlc mycoolmovie.mp4` should behave like if -I dummy has been set  
> if running from a terminal. Distribution would launch vlc using -I qt4  
> in graphical mode.
> 2- `vlc` behaves like `vlc -I qt4`.
> Technically that mean increasing the capbility rank of the dummy  
> interface beyond the standard gui interface.
> What do you think?

I am sorry I don't like it.
This can just confuse users...

We have shortcuts so why not use them ?
we already have wxvlc, svlc, qvlc...
I suggest to add a shortcut to have vlc-cli for dummy interface
and rvlc for rc interface.

And let vlc take the default from the preferences...

Jean-Baptiste Kempf

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