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

Rémi Denis-Courmont remi at remlab.net
Tue May 28 14:27:03 CEST 2019


I'm not saying that there are no hysterical exceptions. It's not always a black and white case anyway - DVB transponder settings for instance are neither really system-dependent nor system-independent.

Le 28 mai 2019 15:18:17 GMT+03:00, Andy Li <andy at onthewings.net> a écrit :
>> 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 still not sure how the screen options are subject to the
>you mentioned.
>I hope you don't mind explaining further.
>For example, how "dshow-fps" is considered safe, but "screen-fps" is
>> 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.
>> Isn't screen capture itself privacy concerning?
>Isn't not forcing the screen capture size more straightforward to infer
>screen size (by checking the stream dimension)?
>Best regards,

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