[vlc-devel] commit: Don't ignore-config on the webplugin (Jean-Baptiste Kempf )

Rémi Denis-Courmont remi at remlab.net
Fri Oct 2 11:32:46 CEST 2009

On Fri, 2 Oct 2009 07:58:18 +0200, Jean-Baptiste Kempf <jb at videolan.org>
> On Fri, Oct 02, 2009 at 12:15:24AM +0200, Rafaël Carré wrote :
>> > +1
>> +1 , the real problem with windows video outputs need to be fixed
> instead.
> Seriously, this is non-sense.
> Windows video outputs can't be fixed, when the video drivers are broken.
> Speak to our closest Intel representative.

Seriously, this is utter non-sense.

If the video output does not work OUT OF THE ******* BOX, the user will
give up immediately. Either the video output works, or WMP/Flash/... works.

> But, let's put back the video outputs, and let's discuss about proxies,
> or audio output (using SPDIF, or headphone...) or default deinterlacing
> or caching level!

Those settings might just as well need to be different in the browser, as
they may need to be the same.
I have de-interlacing for my DVDs, not for YouTube videos.
Proxy settings are not supposed to be fetched from the VLC configuration

> So you want to force the default configuration on everyone, and not let
> them change anything, because of potential problems in some configuration
> in input/codecs modules? (I still don't know which ones, but ok)
> Potential problems where you could tell people to launch VLC and reset
> preferences and cache (or to launch the Windows and Mac OS scripts or
> delete the config file)?

That's a moot issue if the configuration is ignored. So that's actually an
argument IN FAVOR of separating browser and player configuration. Also, we
cannot expect the website designer to have the proper settings to work
around whatever peculiarity may be in the local VLC configuration.

> So you force the default configuration knowing it will break some setups,
> over some potential problem of configuration that can be reset?

So you force the custom configuration knowing it will break some websites,
and ultimately ensuring the irrelevance of the web plugins? --ignore-config
was not added by accident.

Rémi Denis-Courmont

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