[vlc-devel] ideea for GSoC

Rob rob at hobbyistsoftware.com
Wed Mar 30 17:35:29 CEST 2011


I'm obviously biased here; I'm one of the developers who makes an  
independent vlc remote control app.

However I think there is something interesting here; VLC provides an http  
interface, and there are dozens of remote apps. Some free, some paid, some  
open source.

My suggestion would be to concentrate on building the infrastructure which  
enables those remotes. There has been lots of discussion recently about  
the http interface vs the luahttp interface.

Why not concentrate on making those more powerful (and fixing bugs). The  
capabilities you provide there will be used by many remote apps in new and  
intersting ways - and you'll get a multiplier effect on your work.

If you build your own remote, then you'll end up with a single remote on a  
single platform (probably). If you build the foundation, then many remotes  
will grow.


On Tue, 29 Mar 2011 21:57:43 +0100, Brestin Seby <razyelx at yahoo.com> wrote:

> Hello, my name is Sebastian Brestin.
> I few days ago I thought about making a plugin for VLC that allows  
> remote access for VLC from mobile to PC. But today as I was surfing the  
> VLC GSoC homepage I saw that someone else claimed it.
> My official idea was to make this remote controller communicate through  
> Bluetooth. The idea proposed by akashm1990 involves WiFi.
> Do you think that I can use the idea with Bluetooth, or should I think  
> of something else?

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