A short entry to list the most wanted features I have seen on IRC, wiki, forums and people I met. I add a top 10, because top 10 lists are what is on edge, 2.0 compliant, O'reilly approved, digg compliant, kikoo-lol-asv compliant...
Here are some features that are often asked, but still not implemented. A lot of features that are asked are already in VLC (like flv, wmv, extra audio...)
- Full-screen buttons and control
- Full-screen buttons and control :D
This is marked twice since this feature is a lot more asked than the others.
- Browser plugin buttons and control
If this plugin could detect and replace flash player or embedded windows media player, it would great. damienf could look at this.
- Subtitles improvements
I would love this one. It could mean a lot of changes in Vout, but would be so great, because VLC is so bad at handling subtitles compared to MPC.
- Global hotkeys
To control VLC, even doing something else. I have no idea how to do this...
- Better hotkeys
A better mapping of the key and better preferences for thoses key shortcuts would be great. Maybe in Qt GUI.
- Better UI
This is under work for vlc 0.9.0, and we might do a real skins2 contest for 0.9.0.
This is unlikely to happen. Those bloob are not wanted. I am very glad that VLC can now read by itself WMV movies, without those dlls.
- RTSP/RTCP improvement (for VoD mainly)
This is more for pros.
- Port to PalmOS, MacOS9, PS3, etc...
I think PalmOS has some problem dealing with threads, MacOS-9 is a bad OS, and no dev runs it. PS3 should be doable, since it is PPC based, but we may need material. And all those ports need a lot of work and time, and VideoLAN is a bit short-staffed.