Fwd: Re: VLC should be default media player on Xubuntu

Amit Bidkar amit.bidkar1 at gmail.com
Sat Jul 20 16:25:32 UTC 2019


+Pasi

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Subject: 	Re: VLC should be default media player on Xubuntu
Date: 	Sat, 20 Jul 2019 21:53:46 +0530
From: 	Amit Bidkar <amit.bidkar1 at gmail.com>
To: 	Joel Carlson <fox7799 at gmail.com>



Hi Team,


@pasi: You are 100% correct.

@Rest: Please read architecture and design of XFCE and Xubuntu. We want 
it lightweight.


Thanks,
Amit Bidkar


On 20/07/19 9:21 PM, Joel Carlson wrote:
> Hi: Because of difficulties with Parole I install VLC when I install 
> Xubuntu and make VLC the default in Settings - Removable Drives and 
> Media. It probably is a matter of personal choice but I have had 
> better luck with VLC. Joel
>
> On Fri, Jul 19, 2019 at 8:20 AM Pasi Lallinaho 
> <pasi at shimmerproject.org <mailto:pasi at shimmerproject.org>> wrote:
>
>     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.
>
>     Cheers,
>     Pasi
>
>     On 19.7.2019 16.43, Joel Carlson wrote:
>>     Parole never works while VLC does so VLC should be the default IMHO.
>>
>
>     -- 
>     Pasi Lallinaho (knome)         ›https://open.knome.fi/
>     Xubuntu Website Lead           ›https://xubuntu.org/
>     Xfce contributor               ›https://xfce.org/
>     Shimmer Project co-founder     ›https://shimmerproject.org/
>
>
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