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Windows 7: VLC Configuration

10 Nov 2011   #1
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 
VLC Configuration

For whatever reason, I have to reset the video configuration each time I open the player for a movie, because it will not retain those settings once the player is closed.

This caused me to look for a means of setting these value permanently. I found two files that are involved to an extent....vlcrc and the vlc-qt-interface.ini. The former appears to be a fairly large file with a lot of options, but almost every line is preceded with a #, with I assume means that it is commented out. Scrolling through the "options", I didn't find anything so as I could set contrast, brightness, hue, saturation or gamma.

The latter file appears to be a more active file, but is much, much more brief, and I don't see anything that I need there either.

Does anyone really understand how these could be used to accomplish what I want?


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10 Nov 2011   #2
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

It happens with me as well. Everytime I reopen VLC to play any media, it will never retain any settings. I guess that's how its designed to work.
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10 Nov 2011   #3
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Perhaps, but I don't remember it doing that in the past...but then again, I didn't use it as much back then, and may just not have noticed. I don't mind the idea of it having default settings, but the user should be able to control them.
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10 Nov 2011   #4
Corazon

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit
 
 

Haven't had this issue with VLC. As for gamma settings, those aren't in the main options but under Extended Settings (the mixer icon in the main interface).
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10 Nov 2011   #5
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

When I click that, or the playlist button next to it, nothing happens.

EDIT: Correction. It does open a settings window, I just didn't see it, because it opened on my other monitor, behind other windows. However, that doesn't help, because that is the same window that I have been trying to use previously. It works, but will not remain where I set it, once the player is closed.
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10 Nov 2011   #6
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

I think VLC only keeps the the settings in Preferences not the Adjustments and Effects.
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10 Nov 2011   #7
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Since I find no settings for the parameters that I mentioned in Preferences, I guess that is your way of saying that what I want can't be done.
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10 Nov 2011   #8
kado897

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
Since I find no settings for the parameters that I mentioned in Preferences, I guess that is your way of saying that what I want can't be done.
I think you can. If you go into preferences all settings. Under video there is a Filters option where you can check which filters are to apply and under each filter the values it takes.

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I haven't really tried it much myself but it is worth a play.


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10 Nov 2011   #9
Corazon

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit
 
 

Exactly which settings are you looking to keep, or is it all of them?
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10 Nov 2011   #10
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

kado897,

Maybe it can be done there, but if so, it is hidden from me. I scanned through the filters and none of them appeared to do what I'm looking for. I would be more likely to experiment there, if I understood more precisely the terminology of the filters. Also, since there is only one window below each of the two sets of filters, I assume that you could only set one at a time, and I need to set 5 values. Then again, maybe it will accept multiple values, but if so, I'm not sure how you would designate them in a fashion that wouldn't mix them up.

I did post a suggestion on the VLC forum to enable these settings, but will have to wait to see if there is any response.
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