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Month: February 2014

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

From: "Darrell Anderson" <darrella@...>
Date: Tue, 04 Feb 2014 19:08:45 -0600
>7) all distros support mplayer in one form or another

I suppose this is a packager problem, but the original idea of a 
default player is no external dependencies.

MPlayer is well supported but is not part of a stock installation 
on all distros. Other dependency presumptions exist in Trinity (for 
example, xine for amarok), yet nominating kmplayer as a default 
video player and moving into tdemultimedia means MPlayer needs to 
be installed.

Audio players are not the same challenge. We have kaboodle, noatun, 
and juk, all installed by the base package tdemultimedia.

Fixing kaboodle gets us half way home. The other half is update 
kaboodle to support newer generations of avi/mpg and like or not, 
probably should support flv. For a default player that will 
suffice. People who want extensive video format coverage are going 
to install something else anyway.

For Trinity users those additional apps will be kaffiene and 
kmplayer for video and amarok for audio. Not a problem for those 
types of users. We are discussing a basic default video player for 
the first-time out-of-the-box Trinity experience.