Bug#522825: vlc: tools | preferences usually don't work

Christophe Mutricy xtophe at chewa.net
Tue Apr 28 13:36:38 UTC 2009

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

> 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

>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.

> 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

> 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 ?


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