[vlc-devel] Issue with libVLC and pulse

Rémi Denis-Courmont remi at remlab.net
Tue May 25 14:23:43 CEST 2010

On Mon, 24 May 2010 23:37:45 +0200, Jean-Baptiste Kempf <jb at videolan.org>
> 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,
> Well, the issue with phonon-VLC is that we have no idea what the final
> application name will be.

There is only one way: let the application set the name (through
libvlc_set_user_agent() or whatever). Of course, if phono does not provide
the infos, you are screwed. But then it really is a Phonon design bug, in
addition to the libvlc design bug, and vlc-devel is about libvlc not

Rémi Denis-Courmont

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