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  • VLC 4.0 Media Player Eyeing New User Interface, Better Wayland Support & VR/3D

    Phoronix: VLC 4.0 Media Player Eyeing New User Interface, Better Wayland Support & VR/3D

    It was nearly one year ago to the day that there was the huge VLC 3.0 feature release and while that was a great update to this open-source, cross-platform media player there is a lot more out on the horizon...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...9-Feature-Talk

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    Work on the new VLC 4.0 user-interface is progressing, there will be GNOME and KDE adaptations, support for both server-side and client-side decorations, and great support for Wayland as well as X11 -- including support for macOS, Windows, etc.
    Nice. Wonder how it will compare to GNOME MPV.

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    • #3
      I hope they're super careful with this one. UI redesigns have sunken many products.

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      • #4
        Nice UI overhaul. Personally, I really like the UI that's inside the UWP version. This resembles that very much. (I know, that on Phoronix this statement is probably going to irreversibly add a negative connotation to the new UI, but to quote a classic: it's a sacrifice I'm willing to make.)
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        • #5
          Holy molly! Finally! It looks so much better, I've been compiling it without UI and using just as phonon backend in KDE, for years. With this change I might consider using it occasionally [ what can I say, it's hard to beat current mpv offerings ]. Hopefully they\ll sort their configuration UI next

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          • #6
            Looks sexy.

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            • #7
              It seem the new GUI is expected to land at some point during 2019. Looking forward to it.
              Last edited by Zeioth; 02-05-2019, 10:39 AM.

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              • #8
                The slides Michael linked to are really nice & informative. Everything they are planning looks really sensible. I also love the mock-up designs for the new UI.

                My one outstanding questions is; will VLC 4 will rely on QT? It looks like the answer is yes: https://trac.videolan.org/vlc/query?...ilestone=4.0.0

                You can checkout their progress on 4.0 here:

                https://trac.videolan.org/vlc/milestone/4.0.0

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by bug77 View Post
                  I hope they're super careful with this one. UI redesigns have sunken many products.
                  Looks more like a reskin to me. (i.e. buttons are in the same general place).

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                  • #10
                    Wow, I'm really excited for the GNOME interface! Are there any mockups yet, or is it just in the planning stage?

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