[vlc-devel] [PATCH] screen: make options as safe

Rémi Denis-Courmont remi at remlab.net
Tue May 28 13:34:32 CEST 2019


There are several reasons to limit what is exposed to playlist:
- platform-specific settings that will break portability,
- potential exfiltration of user data or identifiers,
- version-dependent behaviour.

I'm not sure if forcing the screen capture size can be used to indirectly infer the screen size or not, and if so, whether that's a privacy problem or not.

Le 28 mai 2019 14:09:07 GMT+03:00, Andy Li <andy at onthewings.net> a écrit :
>> We don't typically allow options whose value depends on the host
>> rather than the input stream.
>Is there any practical reason behind this?
>Displaying screen:// is by definition depended on the host, but it's
>or less the same case for any local media files - the local media files
>stored in host anyway.
>Allowing a playlist to have a screen:// item but not able to specify
>how it
>is displayed is pretty strange.
>Best regards,

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