Re: VLC doesn't shutdown when closed
- Date: Thu, 22 Nov 2018 17:26:02 -0500
- From: Gary Dale <garyndp@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: VLC doesn't shutdown when closed
On 2018-11-22 10:26 a.m., Curt wrote:
On 2018-11-22, Gary Dale <garyndp@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I looked for a keep running option (and VLC does have a lot of options)
but couldn't find one.
If in 'Simple Preferences' under 'Playlists and instances' 'use only one
instance when started from file manager' isn't checked the phenomenon
has been known to occur (if you're starting VLC from a file
I normally start it from Dolphin and don't have that option checked
because I sometimes need to compare two videos.
I normally just click the close "X" on the top-right. I'm lazy so the
video probably isn't stopped. I haven't experimented with other methods
because I don't consider a media player staying open in the background
to be anything but a bug.
If not and on the other hand this appears to be a known bug. How you are
closing the app might be pertinent. 'Ctrl Q' after stopping the video?
Or some other way? Have you experimented in this regard?
I have tried killall vlc but I note that fails to work, confirming my
suspicion that this is a bug. A properly behaving program should respond
to normal terminate requests.