[vlc-devel] [RFC] Opening network stream

Jean-Baptiste Kempf jb at videolan.org
Sat Feb 28 14:40:33 CET 2009

On Sat, Feb 28, 2009 at 02:33:27PM +0100, Felix Paul Kühne wrote :
> > Maybe I don't want to argue with you.
> Yes, let's start to ignore mails with long texts and good arguments  
> just because you dislike the author. That's a great idea...

I don't dislike the author, I just am pissed off with attacks on me,

> > One argument is that open dialog let you convert/stream while Paste  
> > URL
> > doesn't.
> As far as I understood, one of Rémi's main arguments is that that the  
> current Open Network panel is bound to be used in a wrong way by most  
> users. It's confusing and unnecessarily complicated.
> 1) you can ditch the protocol popup altogether. It's useless for most  
> protocols. A TextField to paste the URL in is enough and _in sync_  
> with most media players.
> 2) All one may need the current UI for RTP/UDP-TS, but this should be  
> hidden by default.
See my other mail.
Simplification of the open network tab is NOT ditching it, as it was

> Result: you get a clean dialogue with Sout support, but don't need  
> this paste location thingie, which would be really off-standard if it  
> remains named this way. Nobody pastes stuff through "File" (or  
> "Media") menu. Additionally, don't you have any text fields in the Qt4  

Why do you have it on mac?

> interface where you would like copy&paste? Well, you can't now,  
> because cmd-v is taken by the Media menu's facility to open network  
> streams. This even confuses me, although I don't really think to be a  
> PC starter (virtually like everyone on this list).

Of course not, since Qt does the thing correctly, if you are on a
widget that has a paste capability, it will get the event before,
because only in last resort, the menu will get the event.

Jean-Baptiste Kempf

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