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Re: [trinity-users] Re: VLC crashes - chronic problem since Jessie - RESOLVED ... almost

From: "E. Liddell" <ejlddll@...>
Date: Sat, 20 Jun 2020 15:30:44 -0400
On Fri, 19 Jun 2020 16:34:45 -0700
"William Morder via trinity-users" <trinity-users@...> wrote:

> Well, so I got it going again, at least operable. I am a hoarder, and in one 
> of my hoards I found some old configuration files for VLC that preserve my 
> settings. I still have some problems playing anything directly from a saved 
> iso, as well as some vobs and mpegs. I checked this with an iso that I 
> created myself (so nothing weird to interfere with playback), and I still 
> have problems with some of them. This doesn't seem right. 
> After getting rid of any lingering KDE4/5 files, I suddenly realized that VLC 
> had been using KDE theme settings, rather than my TDE settings. (When I first 
> installed Debian, I used a DVD that had made KDE5 one of the default choices, 
> so I had to configure KDE Plasma before I could get TDE to work. Now I have 
> got rid of KDE, but it seems not quite.) 

VLC has over a hundred (!) compile-time flags governing different features,
and an equally complex dependency tree.  Your distro probably flipped a
couple of things from "off" to "on", or vice-versa.  The KDE5 theme stuff is
probably being pulled in by the QT5 support, at a guess.  In addition, VLC
can pull in ffmpeg, which has its own huge assortment of flags that may have
been flipped.

(VLC has one of the most terrifying ebuilds I have ever seen.  Now I 
remember why I stick to mplayer.  It saves the terror for its man page.)

E. Liddell