[vlc-devel] [PATCH 6/7] qt: add AudioDeviceConfigControl

Rémi Denis-Courmont remi at remlab.net
Tue Feb 27 18:21:48 CET 2018

Le tiistaina 27. helmikuuta 2018, 16.34.25 EET Jean-Baptiste Kempf a écrit :
> Hello,
> On Tue, 27 Feb 2018, at 15:30, Rémi Denis-Courmont wrote:
> > Of course, it is possible to bring it back with clear upfront design.
> Yes, that would be a VERY welcome change.
> > But in the specific case of volume reset, it seems that by definition
> > that it is meant to apply at (re)start, so I don't really follow how ut
> > relates.
> I think this patch related to Audio Device, not volume. No?

Well OK. But that does not make much difference, really. Both are parameters 
that exist in the playback UI and in the preferences.

Typically (DirectSound, ALSA, etc.), the preferences parameter control the 
start-up device, while the audio menu controls the current device. Like 
basically everything that has a menu for it.

Alternatively there is preferences entry, and the menu configures both current 
and startup device.

I don't see why the preferences should override the current device. I don't 
see why it should differ from other settings, and I don't see how users are 
expected to understand that it differs. I rather see how users will get 
confused by the inconsistency and raise even more support issues.

Also if the current playback device is not the current preferences device, it 
will be overriden (and glitch) depending on how the user interacts with the 
preferences. That makes questionable, even inconsistent, behaviour.


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