[vlc-devel] Save, auto-save, no save...

Jean-Baptiste Kempf jb at videolan.org
Sat Apr 30 01:09:05 CEST 2011

On Fri, Apr 29, 2011 at 08:23:31PM +0300, Rémi Denis-Courmont wrote :
> A number of users seem annoyed that VLC does not automatically save some 
> settings, in particular filters.

And play-mode (repeat, loop) + volume.

> Currently, there are three ways to save the 
> configuration:
> - If an item is marked for auto-save, it will be saved if VLC exits cleanly.

This doesn't work for me. Random is auto-save, but I have never seen it
to be saved correctly.

> I don't like per-plugin save. It requires the caller to hardcode the plugin 
> names, and suffers from obvious granularity issues. It is only for podcast at 
> the moment, and misused by hotkeys (in a failed attempt to save bookmarks).

I dislike it too. But you are missing macosx that does it to save

> One obvious solution is to just always autosave everything. This would 

I think you are right.

> slightly increase the probably that the user screws up the configuration beyond 
> repair.

Some items could be flagged as "do not save".
Moreover, variables changes in the menu 'spu-es', 'video-es' should not
be saved.

Else, I believe autosaving would be an amazing improvement for VLC. But
I believe this is beyond my skillz :D

Best Regards,

Jean-Baptiste Kempf
http://www.jbkempf.com/ - +33 672 704 734
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