[vlc-devel] Mouse as a remote controller

Ivan Lezhnjov IV ivan.lezhnjov.iv at gmail.com
Fri Nov 29 16:40:48 CET 2013

On Nov 29, 2013, at 1:09 PM, Jean-Baptiste Kempf <jb at videolan.org> wrote:

> On 28 Nov, Ivan Lezhnjov IV wrote :
>> I was wondering if VLC devs could tell me why none of the recent VLC versions (I have no idea about the earlier ones), neither on Mac OS X that I currently use as my desktop system of choice, nor Linux which I used to use as a desktop OS, do not allow to assign mouse buttons clicks, and scroller, as hot keys.
> Because it's work that noone cared enough to patch.
>> I cannot emphasize this enough, and it is beyond me why VLC has never (?) allowed to assign mouse buttons as hot keys to control video playback.
> See above.

Kind of incredible that nobody has viewed this as a necessity!

>> So, please, on behalf of bazillion of owners of cordless mouse controllers, and those liking their mouse controllers with a cord alike, would you be so kind and allow us to use them as remote controllers without having to invest money in additional equipment and spend time on setting it up and making it work across all the major computer platforms that many of us sometimes try out for various reasons from curiosity to conscious choices.
> Patches are welcome. Seriously.
> With my kindest regards,

I would gladly jump on it right away, but my "developer" skills don't go far beyond BASH scripting of average complexity. Speaking of which, how complex of a change it would be for developers to add support for mouse button clicks as hot keys?


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