VLC should be default media player on Xubuntu

Pasi Lallinaho pasi at shimmerproject.org
Fri Jul 19 15:20:23 UTC 2019

Hello Joel,

"Parole never works" is not very good argumenting. What in it does not work?

VLC uses Qt as its toolkit so including it as the default player would 
bring in a lot of extra dependencies (literally, another toolkit), so 
it's out of question.

Additionally, Parole works for all of my purposes very well, for 
example. Again, we would need good argumentation and facts on where 
Parole fails for a majority of our users to even consider a switch to 
begin with. That said, I'm happy that you've found an alternative that 
works for you.


On 19.7.2019 16.43, Joel Carlson wrote:
> Parole never works while VLC does so VLC should be the default IMHO.

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