[vlc-devel] [PATCH] Allow on-the-fly multi-line marquee

Johann Ransay johann.ransay at planar.com
Tue Jul 6 14:35:43 CEST 2010

First, thanks for your time in reviewing this patch.

- the patch changes the behaviour of the oldrc intf module, not a command line 
- it affects the way the marquee is drawn on top of the video, not the 
behaviour of any external script
- there is no way for this patch to explode on any script: for a text 
containing '\\' 'n' the oldrc module would draw "backslash n" (no 
substitution) where the new behaviour would draw a newline instead.
- the marquee filter already supports newlines in the marquee but prior to this 
patch a newline could not be inserted from the oldrc module which, IMHO, is a 

Just in case, I've attached the modified patch taking into account the remarks 
from Ilkka Ollakka.


On Tuesday 06 July 2010, Rémi Denis-Courmont wrote:
> On Tue, 6 Jul 2010 09:56:46 +0200, Johann Ransay <johann.ransay at planar.com>
> wrote:
> > Request for review. Thanks.
> I am not very keen on silently changing the syntax of a parameter. I expect
> a number of people have scripted the marquee filter such that your patch
> will explode on them.

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