[MPlayer-dev-eng] [RFC] Potmeter issue

Hans-Dieter Kosch hdkosch at kabelbw.de
Sat Mar 1 21:06:23 CET 2014

Ingo Brückl wrote:

> Hans-Dieter Kosch wrote on Sat, 01 Mar 2014 19:17:29 +0100:
>> Ingo Brückl wrote:
>>> * Instead of 'potmeter', a new item 'pimage' (phase image, same parameters)
>>>   will be introduced.
>> 'pimage' reminded me to 'potimage' at the first moment. What about
>> 'phsimage' or 'phaseimg' or sth. to make its meaning more clear and
>> distinguish from the pot items?
> Well, actually that's intentional. It goes fine with the potmeters and I'm
> planning to mention this in the documentation. (See skin Clearlooks for an
> example. Its potmeter will become a pimage.)

I see, agreed.

>>> * Concerning the depreciated 'potmeter' in a skin file:
>>>   ** If there is another related item for the message, it will be handled
>>>      like a pimage.
>>>   ** Not quite sure what to do if there is no other related item for the
>>>      message.
>> I think the potmeter in a skin file can be handled as pimage in any case,
>> since it behaves that way for now. If it were intended as control element,
>> it has to be redefined anyway to make it working. It's probably impossible
>> heuristic to deduce the intention of the potmeter and handle it accordingly
>> as pimage or rpotmeter.
> It can only be a hpotmeter like control.
> I'm currently checking with ancient MPlayer versions whether a potmeter was
> controllable in former times.

Waiting for your findings.

>> I'll do my best...
> Don't actually start until rpotmeter shows up in the skin.c source. There
> will be some changes until then.

Sure, what should I do without a code base.


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