[vlc-devel] [PATCH] Constrain Qt interface to desktop size on video resize

Mario Speiß 1034-135 at online.de
Mon Feb 11 21:59:21 CET 2013

On 11.02.2013 09:38, Rémi Denis-Courmont wrote:
> On Sun, 10 Feb 2013 22:34:22 +0100, Mario Speiß<1034-135 at online.de>
> wrote:
>> This patch allows VLC to handle large videos on small desktops better
> now.
>> Three options are given:
>> Do nothing: VLC is allowed to outgrow the desktop
>> Resize: VLC will resize the video to stay within the desktop without
> moving
>> Resize/Move: VLC uses the largest possible resolution to stay on the
>> desktop
> It's up to the window manager to apply that policy. I don't see why such
> hacks should be in VLC.
I am talking Windows. And I think you have a big fan community using VLC 
on windows. Some of them with smaller screen resolutions. If these users 
open a full-hd format, the toolbars are far off screen and they need to 
hasstle to get it back.

How would the window manager do that? If the vout tells qt to present an 
embedded video with 1920x1080 qt resizes the video widget to that size 
no matter what your screen resolution is... I would like to see that on 
a windows machine.

As far as i heard, a similar solution for macs is already in the source 
tree. I was convinced to add the moving by jb a few days ago, imho 
moving is not neccessary but nevertheless...

Besides, there is a very old and still not fixed ticket #3715 about that.


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