[vlc-devel] Issue with libVLC and pulse

Jean-Baptiste Kempf jb at videolan.org
Mon May 24 23:37:45 CEST 2010

On Mon, May 24, 2010 at 11:06:52AM +0100, Rémi Denis-Courmont wrote :
> ----- Message d'origine -----
> > When using libVLC, or the phonon-VLC backend, the pulse control widgets
> > (like pavucontrol) say "VLC media player" on all the application, which
> > is kind of annoying.
> Same problem as HTTP and RTSP User Agent, or XCB non-embedded window title. We need a function to configure the application name from libvlc, IMHO.

Well, the issue with phonon-VLC is that we have no idea what the final
application name will be.

If I set the name to NULL, the pa tools seem to be clever and find the
name based on the .desktop files (works for Dragon and Amarok)
However for vlc, it doesn't seem to work correctly (maybe my vlc setup
is fucked up?)

Best Regards,

Jean-Baptiste Kempf

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