[vlc-devel] [vlc-commits] Qt: menu: move advanced open.

Juha Jeronen juha.jeronen at jyu.fi
Fri Mar 25 15:14:09 CET 2011

I see. Thanks!

Service discovery sounds very nice.


On 03/25/2011 04:09 PM, Rémi Denis-Courmont wrote:
> On Fri, 25 Mar 2011 15:35:45 +0200, Juha Jeronen <juha.jeronen at jyu.fi>
> wrote:
>> On 03/25/2011 02:41 PM, Rémi Denis-Courmont wrote:
>>> I think we should remove the disc and capture items in favor of the
>>> playlist/SD. We already have Disc SD on both Linux and Windows. For
>>> capture, some more work is needed on the SD side. However, I think we
> all
>>> agree that we still need a network item in some form ("Open Location").
>>> Also unless someone finds a way to merge advanced file and normal file
>>> opens, we need to keep them both, with the normal one first. And I'm
> not
>>> convinced that this can be solved with the current QtGui library.
>> Assuming SD refers to "simple dialog"...
> No. SD means Service Discovery, i.e modules/service_discovery/*.
>> I'm curious, does the simple disc open come
>> with a possibility of choosing the optical drive?
> There is no "simple" disc open dialog. There is only the confusing
> "advanced" disc open dialog. It was "designed" in the earlier half of the
> previous decade, for WxWidgets. The user has to know the path to the disc.
> To the contrary, the nice user-friendly disc SD does show the list of
> current optical disc in the drives.
>> Or alternatively, does it autodetect?
> The SD has dynamic disc insert detection on Linux, and shows volume
> labels. On Windows, it simply lists the available optical drive letters.
> The dialog is completely manual on Linux. On Windows, it duplicates the SD
> code/functionality.
>> Real use case: netbook with external DVD. It usually pops up as
>> /dev/dvd3 on my Debian installation. I have set this as default in the
>> VLC configuration. However, it seems that if I use a different physical
>> unit, it may show as /dev/dvd2 instead.
> That's one of the reason why the dialog should be killed. The SD solves
> that problem very nicely.
> Another reason is, title-chapter/track selection from the dialog is
> confusing for users:
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/vlc/+bug/703496
> This confusion wouldn't exist if users would stick to the navigation menu.

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