Bug#522825: vlc: tools | preferences usually don't work
garydale at rogers.com
Tue Apr 28 16:03:57 UTC 2009
Christophe Mutricy wrote:
> tag 522825 + moreinfo
> 2009/4/6 Gary Dale <garydale at rogers.com>:
>>> The separate control and video windows can't be turned off,
> That to works around a race condition causing crashes. Better detached
> video than no video
Perhaps, but I never had any problem before.
>> the video window doesn't remember where it was the last time it was opened,
> not sure if it is a window manager or vlc bug but yes quite possible.
>> the playback speed controls are missing,
> They are on each side of the timeline and by right clicking on the
> "x1.00" in the status bar
Not obvious if they are there. Why did you remove the normal
double-chevrons? All I saw were the jump to previous/next videos.
Removed the current version and went back to the Etch version.
>> the video seems to use more resources / is choppier than in the previous version,
> All videos? can you specify with which codec it happen? which video
> output do you use ?
> Also I notice you're using unofficial ffmpeg and libav* that could be
> what bit you here.
I've been playing back avi, mpeg, wmv, mpeg2, DVDs, etc.. Doesn't seem
to matter which one. As for the unofficial, I just used whatever Debian
or debian-multimedia provided.
>> the new control bar has ugly icons,
> 1) test and color are a personnal thing
> 2) make sure you're qt4 theme is correctly setup (cd. qtconfig-qt4)
> 3) use the skin interface (or ncurse) if you really dislike qt4
Skins don't seem to work (see next problem)
>> However the problem I'm complaining about is that the tools | preferences don't seem to do anything.
> You'll have to be more precise than that. what kind of settings ? have
> stop/start what you're playing after applying the setting? have you
> stop and restart vlc ? Are the permissions on ~/.config/vlc/vlcrc
> correct? does the file get modified when you save a preference
I have no indication that any of the preference settings actually do
anything. As for testing, I'll have to "upgrade" back to the current
version which I detest. :)
As for the permissions, they have me as owner with me as the group also.
Only the owner has write permissions. The files were last modified on
April 16, which sounds about right.
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