[mythtv-users] Re: VLC and MythVideo

Robert Karaffa rkaraff at emory.edu
Fri Jun 17 13:21:43 UTC 2005

I posted my question on the Videolan forum. This is the only response
so far:

 > This is a hack in mplayer that is used because the MPlayer interface
 > is actually a seperate application. Therefore the Mplayer video
 > application needs to force it's window to the front. However, this is
 > not normal behaviour from an application and VLC will not behave as
 > such. Applications are normally launced into the Background when
 > launched trough Terminal or standard C-style launchmachanisms.
 > If you want to open an application from another application and force
 > it to the foreground, then you need to use the Cocoa class NSWorkspace
 > to do this. Or you have to send the opened application an applescript
 > event.
 > This should be easy to implement into MythTV for someone with the
 > slightest experience in Mac OS X programming.
 > _________________

I don't know anything about NSWorkspace, but I can ask some folks
elsewhere about sending an applescript event. Good Luck!

-Bob K.

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