[vlc-devel] New Document Icons for Mac OS X

Andre-John Mas ajmas at sympatico.ca
Wed May 13 21:17:00 CEST 2009

On 13-May-2009, at 13:57, Felix Paul Kühne wrote:

> Am 13.05.2009 um 19:17 schrieb Dominic Spitaler:
>> Hmm, i agree with you. So we have then 5
>> generic icons without a file type on them,
>> those are assigned to matching file types,
>> how is this done, is this easy to do for me,
>> or should someone else do it for me?
> That's really easy to do. It's a matter of downloading Xcode and  
> adjusting VLC's project file accordingly. This requires absolutely  
> no programming skills.
> There is a HOWTO on [1], which describes all necessary steps to  
> compile VLC on your Mac so you can test your changes.
>> Also is there a list what are important filetypes?
> None that I know of.
> The most common container formats should be AVI, MPG, MP4/M4V/M4A,  
> and ASF. For these, it definitely makes sense IMO to do specific  
> icons, as only a couple of these is understood by QuickTime in case  
> Perian isn't installed and therefore, they'll show their icons.  
> Additionally, the user may disable QuickLook and more importantly,  
> file extensions are hidden by default.
> Having separate icons for each and every kind of MPEG doesn't make  
> too much sense for me; same for all the RAW data types (obviously  
> except for MP3).

I wonder whether we could simply limit icon types according to data  
category? I am thinking subtitles, audio, video, etc and leaving the  
file file extensions to do the rest.


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