[MPlayer-G2-dev] Developing a GTK2 GUI

D Richard Felker III dalias at aerifal.cx
Mon Aug 4 03:34:23 CEST 2003

On Mon, Aug 04, 2003 at 12:50:53AM +0200, Arpi wrote:
> Btw I have some crazy(?) ideas for the g2 gtk2 gui, for example a mode
> when it starts without a gui window, like the commandline player
> (and even gets options/filenames etc from commandline) but some mouse
> click or hotkey can bring up config windows/preferences so filters,
> plugins can be configured runtime in an user-friendly interface, even
> for commandline-liker users like me or Rich.
> (Rich: it's quite hard to control (and display) a 24-band audio equalizer
> from commandline...)

Yes but it's also very hard to open a gtk window when there's no dfb
or X server running. :) On the other hand, osd-menu based audio
equalizer would be quite nice. :)))

> > It might not have a fancy playlist editor (yet) but it does
> > what's important: it plays just about every type of video file and it
> > plays them well.
> And it does it a lot better in G2.
> The A-V sync engine improved a lot, and i'll code better demuxers for G2,
> including AVI demuxer which allows seeking without index, correct
> mpeg vs. mp3 detection (done), native .ogg demuxer (done) and so on.
> Actually decoding multiple streams at the same time, or stream/codec
> switching without stopping/restarting playback is possible with g2.
> > On windows you have to install lots of codec packs
> > to even come close to playing what mplayer does --and then you still end up
> > using multiple players.
> I've recently "installed" (unpacked to a dir) mplayer for a friend, and
> since that he is only using that for any file :)
> And it doesn't even have a gui (on win32)...

Yes, several people I know now have win32 mplayer on their desktop and
just drag files onto it. :)

> > My goal is to write a maintainable, portable, featureful, fast and good looking
> > GUI to show off MPlayer-G2 and to encourage others to use it in their programs
> > instead of choosing some other library / framework.
> Great!



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