steve at stevebaker.org
Mon Sep 16 08:47:04 CEST 2002
On Mon, 2002-09-16 at 15:04, Thomas Vander Stichele wrote:
> gst-player is pretty close to being very good.
> Here are some simple things that might still be missing.
> a) a playlist; hadess seems to ask for us to reuse his GtkPlaylist widget
> in totem, which sounds like a good idea. Steve, is that doable ?
I fully intend to check out GtkPlaylist. In the short term all
gst-player would need is a simple playlist widget. Longer term I'd like
to use that widget to:
- display audio cd tracks, including track names with freedb lookup
- display dvd chapter hierarchy
Bastien, do you think GtkPlaylist might go in this direction?
> b) a way to scale video output when resizing (resizing should be
> aspect-ratio locked, IMO) and doing full-screen.
> I discussed this briefly with ronald. videoscale seems to be bitrotten
> and according to him it's not the solution, since we need RGB scaling.
> I'm not quite sure what the best solution here, but I'll tell you what
> should happen IMO ;)
> When doing full-screen or resizing, the video output sink should be
> notified of this, and either work out it's resize handling itself (when
> xvideosink uses Xv, it can obviously do this on it's own), or otherwise
> send an event upstream that asks for a software rescale.
> In that case, I suppose a videoscale plug-in is needed (apparently one
> that needs to be coded still), which would pick up this event and
> respond appropiately, sending back an acknowledge event. This allows
> the output plug-in to actually resize the window if this is necessary.
> Is this approach at all possible ?
Another simpler solution might be to figure out how to embed
SDLVideoSink for the plebs who don't have Xv.
> c) as discussed with Steve, it would be nice to put in a snapshot of the
> video in the output window when the player has gone in pause. Right
> now it's pretty messy because of XVideo issues (try it ;)). There
> are several options for this :
> - fix up the snapshot plug-in and use this to do that
> - integrate alex's patch to nautilus to do thumbnails into libgstplay
> - turn off XVideo when going to pause (steve thinks this might be the
> simplest way)
I'd like to give this a go, but would welcome any suggestions on how to
> d) Christian suggested that it'd be nice to show our logo in the output
> window when the video is done playing.
We need a png of the GStreamer slugs antialiased on a black background.
> e) three "sensibility features":
> - if the next video you play is bigger than the previous one, and
> the new size is partly off the screen, would it be posible somehow
> to move the window to a new place that allows you to see all the
> video ?
> - resizing, full-screen, etc. should ALWAYS keep the aspect ratio of
> the video. This also means that doing fullscreen on a dualhead
> should just fullscreen on one of the two heads, not across both.
> - I love the full-screen ui, but there should be some way to turn it
> off for real full-screen. Maybe steal totem's way of doing that.
I intend to do an auto-hide, which is switchable with a gconf option.
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