As part of the modernization of the Mac OS X interface, one of the major aspects is the feature synchronization between the Qt4 interface used on Windows & Linux and the Mac front-end. A bigger deficit of the current Mac versions is the lack of direct access to various effects included within VLC. Previous posts demonstrate panels for Audio Effects and Track Synchronization. Today, you’ll get an insight on the new Video Effects panel, if you click here.
Like the other features, this panel will be part of VLC 1.2 later this year.
As you might already know, I am working on a redesigned new Mac OS X interface throughout the next couple of months as part of Google’s Summer of Code 2011. The actually user visible design is done by the French UI artist Damien Erambert.
While most of the work will focus on the video playback window and the playlist, he also had a look at the fullscreen controller panel, which you can see on flickr.
This newly created design was submitted to VLC’s development branch today. The minor bugs are supposed to be squashed of course.
As a new feature, the fullscreen controller panel will adapt to your screen size. On very large and wide displays such as the iMac’s 24″ and 27″, the current controller looks quite lost and too tiny, so we decided to enlarge it appropriately. If you don’t have such a huge screen, you won’t notice any difference.
Shortly after version 1.1.10, today we published VLC 18.104.22.168. This is an OS X-only release with the following improvements:
- Fixed disappearing repeat buttons when changing playback mode
- Fixed Freebox TV playback
- Dramatically reduced installation size (up to 30 MB on Universal Binary installations)
- Fixed potential execution problems
Additionally, I’m currently working on a Video Effects panel for VLC 1.2, which will make all the options available currently known from the Windows and Linux ports. Screenshots to be posted shortly.