[blfs-dev] VLC-2.0.0

Andrew Benton b3nton at gmail.com
Sat Feb 25 17:25:52 PST 2012


On Sat, 25 Feb 2012 23:37:35 +0000
Ken Moffat <zarniwhoop at ntlworld.com> wrote:

> On Sun, Feb 26, 2012 at 12:21:02AM +0100, Ragnar Thomsen wrote:
> > 
> > Diff to add the VLC media player. Quite a dependency list to go through.
> >  		 	   		  
>  Wow, I've never seen so many optional deps, I like the way you've
> broken them up (I think it's a new departure for the book, but I
> like it).
> 
>  BUT - unless 2.0 is *very* different from 1.1.12 I really think you
> ought to mark QT4 as recommended - my experience of vlc-1.1.12
> without QT was that it worked using my installed ffmpeg, but it
> really gave me no more functionality than ffplay.  With a skin, it
> is much more usable, and certainly at that time QT4 was needed for a
> skin.  Comments ?
> 
>  Again, I haven't done a line-by-line review, nor attempted to
> render it (at the moment, I'm too busy with boost).

I didn't see your message before I committed the patch, but I agree, QT
should be recommended (not that I have it installed) but without it's
just like ffplay, a command line video player. If you don't add
something to that effect, Ken, than I will. But not today.

Andy



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