VLC should be default media player on Xubuntu

Amit Bidkar amit.bidkar1 at gmail.com
Sat Jul 20 19:00:09 UTC 2019


@Yusuf: If you installed, Why you are forcing all people to install it 
without solid reasons. I am not multimedia user but Developer and I am 
getting from Xubuntu what I want apart from some screen tearing tweaks.

@Pasi: Please do not increase unnecessary dependencies.  I installed and 
*LOVE* Xubuntu because it's lightweight and most *STABLE* distro.

Amit Bidkar

On 21/07/19 12:14 AM, Yousuf Philips wrote:
> Hi Joel,
> You'll have to give more details of what difficulties you are facing 
> with Parole for the team to better understand the issue.
> I personally install VLC and SMPlayer, as i prefer their 
> customizability, especially as I like having the same experience in 
> multiple different distros that I run and can easily copy their 
> settings from .config. Ubuntu Mate had a poll in 2017 for what should 
> be their default media player, and their users chose VLC, but they 
> have decide in 19.10 to move to Gnome MPV for better desktop integration.
> On Sat, Jul 20, 2019 at 7:52 PM Joel Carlson <fox7799 at gmail.com 
> <mailto:fox7799 at gmail.com>> 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.
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