[vlc-devel] :vout=*** doesn't work anymore

Rémi Denis-Courmont remi at remlab.net
Tue Apr 12 17:14:10 CEST 2011

Le mardi 12 avril 2011 18:01:09 Hugo Beauzee-Luyssen, vous avez écrit :
> > It only breaks hackish applications that misuse options instead of
> > calling API/ABI-warranted functions.
> If i may : setting parameters using libvlc was hackish until 1.2, but
> thanks for the hint.

It has always been and will always be hackish, until 1.2 and also from 1.2 
onward. It is a fact of life that VLC command line options depend:
- on the VLC version,
- on the compilation options,
- on the set of installed plugins,
- on the platform (at some point even on the CPU architecture!),
- indirectly, on the local VLC preferences (if enabled).

So any attempt to use them is bound to explode somewhere and/or sometime. 
Input item options are a subset of command line options, so the same analysis 

Rémi Denis-Courmont

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