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Month: February 2014

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

From: Greg Madden <gomadtroll@...>
Date: Tue, 04 Feb 2014 18:52:04 -0900
On Tuesday 04 February 2014 16:08:45 you wrote:
> >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.
> Darrell

Never could get kaboodle & kmplayer to 'just work' for random streaming 
media, checking the 'depends' for those two comes up with a 
signifcantly shorter list of codecs et al installed compared to mplayer 
and (my fav) vlc. this is on a Debian system.

Problem with desktop environments, apps that no longer or never did 
work, not being able to go outside the box and use best of breed apps. 
TDE has some 'best' apps, mine=gwenview, digikam, k3b, kmail, can using 
other non-tde apps be considered ? Is this what the gtk-qt widget stuff 
is for?