[vlc-devel] [PATCH] Feature addition - Automatically pause when VLC is not the active window
sanjeevmk4890 at gmail.com
Tue Sep 13 15:38:31 CEST 2011
On Tue, Sep 13, 2011 at 3:29 PM, Craig Whitmore <lennon at orcon.net.nz> wrote:
> > Anyway, for those who want this feature or just want to see how it works,
> use this patch, the one I posted earlier gives white space errors. A clean
> Does this work if:
> - you have 2 monitors and the video is running on another screen full
> screen or windowed and you are working on the other?
> - you have the video running in a window on the screen and you want to
> do other work on another application whilst the video plays in this window?
> - You are playing a stream/video which actually opens 2 video windows
> with 1 input (i.e. Viewing an entire DVB-T MUX)
> - Something I have not thought about …
> See, the way it works is, if VLC does not have keyboard/mouse attention, it
> would pause video playback.
> So, I am not sure about your first idea (don't have two monitors to test
> that with).
> Your second idea won't work because here VLC window does not have
> keyboard/mouse attention, your work window is processing the input.
Similarly, in your third suggestion, the window which can process the
input will play the video.
This feature is obviously not useful for all cases and users, but I think
for normal usage (a minority case), it can be used without any
inconvenience. So, we can make it available as dynamically available
preference to the user.
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