Help wanted to evolve KDEs music players

kainz.a kainz.a at
Mon Aug 3 08:13:20 BST 2015

2015-08-02 20:35 GMT+02:00 Martin Sandsmark <martin.sandsmark at>:

> On Sun, Aug 02, 2015 at 06:12:16PM +0200, Valentin Rusu wrote:
> > Reusing VLC is a very good idea. I find myself using it in almost all
> > use-cases, let it be playing a local video file or streaming some
> > hard-to-decode video from my powerful laptop to the RasberryPI.
> It also has a media library, actually, and works pretty well as a music
> player.
> The problem (IMHO) is the UI; it's not very sexy, and not very
> newbie-friendly either. Exposing the all the power it has while presenting
> a
> clean and intuitive UX is not very easy, but I don't think it is
> unreasonably
> hard either.


Jens from the VDG is in contact with the VLC dev's and they ask some times
ago about an design proposal so in future it could be that VLC is
influenced by the VDG.

In addition VLC is theme-able. I made an theme for smplayer and it looks
realy nice in plasma ( I like
the posibility of different designs on different desktops and I'd like to
work on an VLC breeze theme (vision) too. I't doesn't depend on the the
outcome of this task.

For me VLC is a great player and a lot of people knows him. The player is
well maintained. The questions are how the collaboration would work on the
code base. How deep the kde integration should be (baloo, plasma mobile).
Licence issues, ...

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