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Month: February 2014

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

From: "David C. Rankin" <drankinatty@...>
Date: Tue, 04 Feb 2014 20:09:36 -0600
On 02/04/2014 06:49 PM, Calvin Morrison wrote:
> 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

I like mplayer -- but after testing all the video players we have in TDE, there
is something wrong with 'k'mplayer. For some reason it seems 'orders of
magnitude' slower than mplayer, xine, and kaffeine. I don't know why, but it is.
mplayer, which launches full screen, plays fine, kmplayer on the other hand runs
in slow motion -- badly.

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