[vlc-devel] [PATCH 1/7] mmdevice: add "Default" device

Rémi Denis-Courmont remi at remlab.net
Tue Feb 27 18:30:23 CET 2018

Le tiistaina 27. helmikuuta 2018, 17.35.39 EET Thomas Guillem a écrit :
> > If the platform exposes an explicit virtual default to user, then there
> > is no need to special case it. It will just show up.
> > 
> > If the platform only exposes default at API level, but conceals it from
> > the user in OS mixer and wherever else applicable, it makes sense to do
> > the same thing.
> > 
> > In other words, it makes sense to expose in GUI the same that the
> > platform exposes in its own GUI.
> By default, if the user didn't touch any audio devices preferences, VLC must
> follow the Windows audio device selection. Do we all agree on that ?

Again. There are no questions that a default entry is needed for preferences. 
Even if we did not want one, the VLC plugin subsystem requires a default value 
of some form. But we want a default value anyway, to follow Windows policy 
unless/until otherwise provisioned.

I just don't see why there should be a default entry in the Audio menu. That 
would make the audio device hotkey behave rather poorly, selecting the default 
device twice. It would also prevent the GUI from showing which device is 
actually in use. And most users won't know or care about the distinction 
between default concept as such vs device that is currently the default, in 
the context of the Audio menu.

Not that I care that much.


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