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#1 2019-04-16 07:43:05

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BL-Media Proposal: Sub gnome-mpv for vlc

I never use vlc. If I've needed a GUI, I've used SMplayer in the past. But mpv is just great, we already have some configs for it, and gnome-mpv is a very basic, very nice front-end for it...

https://packages.debian.org/buster/gnome-mpv

I'd like to ditch vlc and it's qt libraries and go with gnome-mpv. I think vlc is our only qt app, it's out of place.

gnome-mpv on lithium/buster...

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Of course we would still offer a vlc installation via the Multimedia menu (Super>Multimedia>Install>Install vlc).

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#2 2019-04-16 11:34:55

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Re: BL-Media Proposal: Sub gnome-mpv for vlc

gnome-mpv looks good in the screenshot. I use vlc quite a lot, just for watching DVDs, but I'm not really attached to it (and I never liked the icon monkey ).

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#3 2019-04-16 12:23:21

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Re: BL-Media Proposal: Sub gnome-mpv for vlc

I'd like to ditch vlc and it's qt libraries and go with gnome-mpv. I think vlc is our only qt app, it's out of place.

That will also cut quite a bit of the overhead on your iso, won't it?


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#4 2019-04-16 18:04:17

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Re: BL-Media Proposal: Sub gnome-mpv for vlc

i'm all for it.

(not that i expect my voice to count for anything, not using BL as my daily driver...)

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#5 2019-04-16 20:33:14

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Re: BL-Media Proposal: Sub gnome-mpv for vlc

I use the mpv


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#6 Yesterday 05:50:55

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Re: BL-Media Proposal: Sub gnome-mpv for vlc

The main annoyance with it (last time I tested) was the window leaving gaps, that is not resizing according to the aspect of the video curently playing. Did they fix that?

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#7 Yesterday 06:16:08

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Re: BL-Media Proposal: Sub gnome-mpv for vlc

PackRat wrote:

I'd like to ditch vlc and it's qt libraries and go with gnome-mpv. I think vlc is our only qt app, it's out of place.

That will also cut quite a bit of the overhead on your iso, won't it?

That was definitley part of my thinking, yes. The thing with vlc is it will pretty much play anything you throw at it. I've thrown a lot at mpv and never had an issue, but my primary consumption is audio, most of my video viewing is through a browser. I'd like to hear if anyone has had video issues with mpv that vlc did not have.

@bronto, I haven't seen any glitches in mpv or in my short time with gnome-mpv. I just added a "start fullscreen" option in my config, I'll remove it and keep an eye out. Is there a bug filed?

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#8 Yesterday 06:23:51

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Re: BL-Media Proposal: Sub gnome-mpv for vlc

I am ok with that change. It's a lighter package than vlc as well.

hhh wrote:

Of course we would still offer a vlc installation via the Multimedia menu (Super>Multimedia>Install>Install vlc).

About such menus that offer installation candidates including graphics, www, libreoffice and other bl-pipemenus, I am not sure if we have to offer such menus when users install anyway the packages of their choice (which may/may not be same with the installation candidates in the menu) though apt or alternatives.

Anyway, just a suggestion. You make the call. smile


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#9 Yesterday 06:24:22

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Re: BL-Media Proposal: Sub gnome-mpv for vlc

Jimbo_G wrote:

(and I never liked the icon monkey ).

No systray icon for gnome-mpv though, so 1 strike against. The (Papirus) app icon for gnome-mpv shown in the scrot is way better than vlc's though, so 1 strike removed.

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#10 Yesterday 06:38:23

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Re: BL-Media Proposal: Sub gnome-mpv for vlc

linux_user wrote:
hhh wrote:

Of course we would still offer a vlc installation via the Multimedia menu (Super>Multimedia>Install>Install vlc).

About such menus that offer installation candidates including graphics, www, libreoffice and other bl-pipemenus, I am not sure if we have to offer such menus when users install anyway the packages of their choice (which may/may not be same with the installation candidates in the menu) though apt or alternatives.

Anyway, just a suggestion. You make the call. smile

The menus allow us to customize the install a bit. For example, the menu install entry for GIMP opens a terminal script that offers an extra plugin package that you wouldn't get with a basic `sudo apt install gimp`

Also, n00bs might not know what some good options for a media player, text editor, terminal, etc... could be, and this is a point-and-click solution for that.

Finally, reviewers tend to like this feature. tongue

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#11 Yesterday 07:28:38

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Re: BL-Media Proposal: Sub gnome-mpv for vlc

For me it's definitely a bug (that's version in stretch)
gnome-mpv.th.png
https://github.com/celluloid-player/cel … issues/302

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#12 Today 04:43:36

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Re: BL-Media Proposal: Sub gnome-mpv for vlc

mpv has played anything i threw at it in recent years, files, DVDs, streams, everything.
the only thing VLC does that mpv doesn't is DVD menus.

brontosaurusrex wrote:

The main annoyance with it (last time I tested) was the window leaving gaps, that is not resizing according to the aspect of the video curently playing. Did they fix that?

you're speaking specifically about gnome-mpv here.

btw, other frontends exist: https://github.com/mpv-player/mpv/wiki/ … -using-mpv

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#13 Today 05:16:47

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Re: BL-Media Proposal: Sub gnome-mpv for vlc

ohnonot wrote:

mpv has played anything i threw at it in recent years, files, DVDs, streams, everything.
the only thing VLC does that mpv doesn't is DVD menus.

...

btw, other frontends exist: https://github.com/mpv-player/mpv/wiki/ … -using-mpv

Funny you should mention that, I logged on to post that another option is to switch vlc for mpv with SMPlayer as the front-end. It pulls in some Qt libs but not nearly as many as vlc, and it has a bunch of setting and config options including Minimize to Systray (critical for use as an audio player, IMO) and the ability to use icons and themes that the system is using. It's what i've been using for the last 24 hours. I like it, it's pretty perfect...

Playing an *.avi...

Screenshot_2019-04-17_14-37-14.md.png

Playing an Internet radio stream with the Information window opened...

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#14 Today 12:33:27

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Re: BL-Media Proposal: Sub gnome-mpv for vlc

^ The Eiger Sanction - epic choice.

SMplayer also has that SMtube plugin for searching/playing YouTube directly. That's always handy.

Looks like the interface has gotten more stylish.


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