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

From: "William Morder via trinity-users" <trinity-users@...>
Date: Sat, 20 Jun 2020 14:11:37 -0700

On Saturday 20 June 2020 12:30:44 E. Liddell wrote:
> 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

I also use other media players for other things sometimes, including mplayer 
and some of  its variants. But VLC can do many things that other players 
can't, so it's useful. The nice thing about running Linux is that we have 
lots of choices, rather than having our choices made for us. 

The same goes for TDE, only more so. When I tried out other desktops, I got 
annoyed very fast, because there was only so much that I could do to make 
them like I wanted. Beyond those limits, one dare not go!