Re: suggestion: unified media player control panel applet

On Thu, 2005-09-15 at 17:50 +0100, Ross Burton wrote:
> On Thu, 2005-09-15 at 09:42 -0700, Adam Williamson wrote:
> > On Thu, 2005-09-15 at 17:36 +0100, Ross Burton wrote:
> > > On Thu, 2005-09-15 at 09:30 -0700, Adam Williamson wrote:
> > > > Well, ANYWAYS, I'd say all this goes to show that we certainly don't
> > > > have the One True Media player yet (if ever) and my original proposal
> > > > should still be considered. Any of you lot - especially the ones who
> > > > actually write media players, hi Ross and Bastien - have an opinion on
> > > > it? Or want to write it? :)
> > > 
> > > I don't believe in the One True Media Player.  I challenge anyone to
> > > come up with a *good* UI which combines with internet video playing and
> > > CD ripping.
> > 
> > Erm, the original proposal was not to write the One True Media Player.
> > It was to write a panel applet consolidating simple controls for all
> > current media players, instead of the current situation where they all
> > stick a non-removable notification area icon in my panel with their own
> > controls on it. The discussion kind of sprawled in a major way from that
> > point.
> Oh, sorry.  I don't believe in that either.  :)
> Applications in Desktop should agree on a general layout for the
> notification area, but I also don't believe that the notification area
> is a good use for media player remote controls.

At this point I'm wondering how closely you're reading my emails :)

I don't believe the notification area is a good use for media player
remote controls either. Which is why I'm making this proposal to move
them OUT of there. Many media apps - Rhythmbox, Sonance / Banshee /
whatever, Muine, some others - stick non-removable icons in the
notification area. As you seemingly agree, this is Bad. If we wrote a
which could be used to control any media player, this would remove
duplication of effort, get all those annoying icons out of our
notification areas, give the user more control (you can add, remove and
move panel applets around at will), and make the interface more

Are you getting the idea yet? :)

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