[vlc-devel] [PATCH] Add a libvlc_set_video_output function

Rémi Denis-Courmont remi at remlab.net
Tue Feb 11 20:20:23 CET 2014

Le mardi 11 février 2014, 03:05:41 Hugo Beauzée-Luyssen a écrit :
> This is shamelessly copied from libvlc_audio_output_set,

Selecting on audio output plugin is necessary to select an audio output 
device, because the audio output device syntax depends on the audio output 
plugin. Or rather, it was necessary. The function does not really work anymore 
since we reuse the same audio output plugin continuously. The LibVLC audio 
output code has not yet been updated to 2.2.x audio output core code.

For video, the problem never existed to begin with. We already have setters 
for the parent window - this also covers monitor selection. And those setters 
never depended on which video output plugin was used (though it depends on 
windowing system - that is unavoidable). Worse yet, your patch is of 
absolutely no use in portable code, since the possible values are system-

So really, I do not see the point.

Rémi Denis-Courmont

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