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=== Introduction ===
 
=== Introduction ===
  
These days widgets are ubiquitous. Not only did they enhance the functionality, they add dynamic interaction with the user. The VLC Widget project is aimed to build custom widgets in Qt/C++ using SVGs and Qt Kinetics.
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These days widgets are ubiquitous. Not only did they enhance the functionality, they add dynamic interaction with the user. The VLC Widget project is aimed to build custom widgets in Qt/C++ using custom QPainter widgets, or using SVGs and Qt Kinetics (The new Qt 4.6+ Animation framework).
 
 
=== Widgets Planned for VLC ===
 
* VLC MiniMode Widget: [DONE] Media Notification and Playback Controlling Widget.
 
* Beat Analyzer: [ONGOING] The widget shows beats like a beat analyser in WinAMP. It'll be further extended to be a new beats visualisation.
 
* SVG FullScreen Controller: [NA] Full Screen Controller as in VLC on Mac OS X, based on SVG like VLC MiniMode.
 
* Ergonomic UI/Menu/Buttons using SVGs: [NA]
 
 
 
=== Extensions: ===
 
* VLC Mini Mode with Video Display: Mini Mode Widget with resize-able video display.
 
* Playback Dashboard: SVG based Playback controller with book-marking, tagging etc. functionality.
 
  
=== Ongoing Projects under GSoC: ===
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=== Widgets Status ===
* Media Flow: Widget like Cover Flow with quick view, meta data etc. features.
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* VLC MiniMode Widget: '''[DONE]''' Media Notification and Playback Controlling Widget.
* Media Grid: Widget with playlist/library listed in a grid with automatic thumbnail generated from media files.
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* Beat Analyzer: [DISCONTINUED] The widget shows beats like a beat analyser in WinAMP. It'll be further extended to be a new beats visualisation.
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* SVG FullScreen Controller: [DISCONTINUED] Full Screen Controller as in VLC on Mac OS X, based on SVG like VLC MiniMode.
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* Ergonomic UI/Menu/Buttons using SVGs: [DISCONTINUED]
  
 
=== VLC MiniMode Widget ===
 
=== VLC MiniMode Widget ===
* Author: [[User:Rohityadav|Rohit Yadav]]
 
 
* About: Media Notification and Playback Controller Widget
 
* About: Media Notification and Playback Controller Widget
* Status: DONE
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* Status: DONE, to be included in source in future (may be).
 
* Specs:
 
* Specs:
 
  - Qt/C++
 
  - Qt/C++
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  - Drag-able across the desktop
 
  - Drag-able across the desktop
 
  - Theme-able SVG: Themes can be made using SVG and CSS.
 
  - Theme-able SVG: Themes can be made using SVG and CSS.
<s> - Hidden hack: Right Click Opens About Info and also refreshes Info on Widget</s>
 
  
 
* Screenshot: http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/7545/screenshot2hzi.png
 
* Screenshot: http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/7545/screenshot2hzi.png
 
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* Download: Install both the following deb packages (On Debian based distro -> $sudo dpkg -i <vlc-minimode.deb...> <libvlc.deb...>) featuring MiniMode widget with VLC, made using VLC 1.0.4(stable):
=== Beat Analyzer ===
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[VLC-Minimode http://www.whatifi.undo.it/gsoc/vlcminimodedebs.zip?attredirects=0&d=1]
* Author: [[User:Rohityadav]]
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[LibVLC http://www.whatifi.undo.it/gsoc/libvlcdebs.zip?attredirects=0&d=1]
* About: Beat Analzyer Widget and Visualisation.
 
* Status: OnGoing.
 
* Source Code: [NA]
 
* Screenshot:
 
 
 
=== Ergonomic UI/Menus/Buttons using SVGs ===
 
 
 
=== SVG based Full Screen Controller ===
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
=== Playback Dashboard ===
 
 
 
=== Media Flow ===
 
 
 
=== Media Grid ===
 
  
  
'Page last updated on 4th June 2009'
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{{GSoC}}

Latest revision as of 09:35, 5 February 2019

This project is part of Google Summer of Code 2010.
Student: Rohit Yadav
Mentor:

Introduction

These days widgets are ubiquitous. Not only did they enhance the functionality, they add dynamic interaction with the user. The VLC Widget project is aimed to build custom widgets in Qt/C++ using custom QPainter widgets, or using SVGs and Qt Kinetics (The new Qt 4.6+ Animation framework).

Widgets Status

  • VLC MiniMode Widget: [DONE] Media Notification and Playback Controlling Widget.
  • Beat Analyzer: [DISCONTINUED] The widget shows beats like a beat analyser in WinAMP. It'll be further extended to be a new beats visualisation.
  • SVG FullScreen Controller: [DISCONTINUED] Full Screen Controller as in VLC on Mac OS X, based on SVG like VLC MiniMode.
  • Ergonomic UI/Menu/Buttons using SVGs: [DISCONTINUED]

VLC MiniMode Widget

  • About: Media Notification and Playback Controller Widget
  • Status: DONE, to be included in source in future (may be).
  • Specs:
- Qt/C++
- SVG (Using Inkscape)
- Support: Linux, Windows and other OS using Qt4 interface
  • Source Code: Patch Released on VLC-devel.
  • Features:
- Playback Slider.
- Volume Control.
- Playback Controls: Play, Pause, Next, Previous.
- Album Art Display
- Drag and Drop files to play 
- Widget Lock/Unlock Feature [To lock the visibility of widget]
- Drag-able across the desktop
- Theme-able SVG: Themes can be made using SVG and CSS.
  • Screenshot: screenshot2hzi.png
  • Download: Install both the following deb packages (On Debian based distro -> $sudo dpkg -i <vlc-minimode.deb...> <libvlc.deb...>) featuring MiniMode widget with VLC, made using VLC 1.0.4(stable):
[VLC-Minimode http://www.whatifi.undo.it/gsoc/vlcminimodedebs.zip?attredirects=0&d=1]
[LibVLC http://www.whatifi.undo.it/gsoc/libvlcdebs.zip?attredirects=0&d=1]


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