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Month: February 2014

Re: [trinity-devel] Default video player (Formerly UUGH! Desktop Icons open in DOLPHIN -- really?)

From: Calvin Morrison <mutantturkey@...>
Date: Tue, 4 Feb 2014 19:49:55 -0500
longterm kmplayer/smplayer/mplayer/mpv user here chiming in.

The advantage with kmplayer is manyfold

1) we only maintain a wrapper GUI, which means new changes to mplayer
are simple to handle
2) mplayer supports a plethora of codecs
3) mplayer supports a plethora of video output drivers (gl, vaapi, xrender, etc)
4) supports our native playback engine, arts
5) less to maintain, lots of benefit from upstream development
6) mplayer has a large and active user/development base.
7) all distros support mplayer in one form or another

seems like a good idea to have it as a default

On 4 February 2014 19:15, Darrell Anderson <darrella@...> wrote:
>>This gets us no closer to solving the problem of a viable default
>>video player, though, unless we want to shift KMPlayer into tde-
> Merging kmplayer is worth a discussion, unless we fix kaboodle with
> nominal effort and pain. We're no longer in the 1990s --- we really
> do need a working default video player these days.
> We have two hurdles with kaboodle:
> Broken in R14. I can play audio files with some user accounts and
> can't start kaboodle at all with other accounts. Probably something
> at my end, but consistently I can't play videos.
> The supported video formats are few and they are both early
> generation versions. Yes, both. As far as I can tell the only
> supported formats are early generations of AVI and MPG.
> I filed bug reports against both issues.
> Darrell
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