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Month: February 2014

Re: [trinity-devel] UUGH! Desktop Icons open in DOLPHIN -- really?

From: "David C. Rankin" <drankinatty@...>
Date: Tue, 04 Feb 2014 11:35:33 -0600
On 02/03/2014 09:51 PM, Darrell Anderson wrote:
>> Text documents - I vote kwite over kate. If you are clicking on a 
>> text file 99
>> times out of 100 you are doing it to open a single text file and 
>> not something
>> to include in a project.
>> Images - open in kview (fast as lightning - not the best on 
>> autozoom with middle
>> mouse, but a reasonable trade-off, gwenview KolourPaint, 
>> ShowPhoto, Krita, etc.
>> are all more full featured apps, better for working with multiple 
>> images, but
>> slower with more overhead.
>> Sound files - Noatun or kaboodle (for same reasons) amarok, etc. 
>> are more full
>> featured, but much slower/larger (Noatun slightly more file 
>> formats supported)
>> Videos - mplayer or kaffeine. kaffeine much faster, but mplayer is 
>> not a bad 2nd.
>> What are your thoughts?
> Ask 10 people and likely we'll receive 11 opinions.
> All defaults have to be with the base packages. Anything in 
> applications is not a base package.
> kwrite as the default editor is fine although I use both a lot and 
> have them configured differently.
> I'm a long-time tdegraphics/kuickshow user. I even have a command 
> line alias 'ks' so I can quickly view images that I search for 
> within the terminal.

kuickshow is fine - works very well and it 'fast', so I'm good with that.

> Do the base Trinity packages include a video player? I don't think 
> so. MPLayer? Not a Trinity app. Kaboodle is labeled a media player 
> but I am unable to open any video files. Only sound files. Kaboodle 
> should at least fail gracefully with a dialog rather than just 
> there like a dead log and require forced termination and we should 
> change the About dialog to Audio Player.

I don't know of a default video player. There must be one, I've just never run
across it. Will look and see if I find anything.

David C. Rankin, J.D.,P.E.