[kubuntu-devel] Re: Kaffeine 1.0 and Kubuntu

Jonathan Riddell jriddell at ubuntu.com
Mon Jul 19 16:59:04 BST 2010

On Mon, Jul 19, 2010 at 05:53:07PM +0200, Myriam Schweingruber wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 19, 2010 at 14:23, Rohan Garg <rohangarg at ubuntu.com> wrote:
> > -1 for??Kaffeine since it doesnt start playing videos like??Jonathan??said,most
> > people would expect the video to start playing instantly and would not
> > fiddle around looking for answers.
> > On the other hand dragon player is no better with no default subtitle
> > support,??unfortunately??as i can see, smplayer brings alot of stuff on to the
> > CD when added as the default video player ( After this operation, 25.9MB of
> > additional disk space will be used. ) which is not good as well.
> > But thats just my 2 cents ;)
> Is VLC an alternative? I don't know the exact size of all the needed
> packages, but smplayer seems to need much more space. And it is Qt4 as
> well.

smplayer almost certainly not, mplayer has licencing isues which
prevent it being on the CD.

VLC would be concievable but would need someone to review it for
licencing issues and get it and all the build-deps through MIR.  It
has a pretty ugly UI though. "Advanced Open File" yuck.


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