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Thread: [KDE4 Dolphin] Video previews

  1. #1

    Default [KDE4 Dolphin] Video previews

    I've installed KDE4.1 from Factory repo (working fine), however I cannot get dolphin to generate video thumbnails.
    I also tried to install mplayerthumbs: MPlayerThumbs KDE-Apps.org
    which I use it on KDE3 (great app), but it doesn't seem to be working at all (compilation and installation went fine).

  2. #2
    MonsterM NNTP User

    Default Re: [KDE4 Dolphin] Video previews

    Hello,
    please try the following:

    Extract mplayerthumbs and change to that directory, in my case /Desktop/mplayerthumbs-1.1 and change the path of the last command
    Code:
    horst@linux:~/Desktop/mplayerthumbs-1.1> export QTDIR=/usr/share/qt4                                                               
    horst@linux:~/Desktop/mplayerthumbs-1.1> export KDEDIR=/usr    
    horst@linux:~/Desktop/mplayerthumbs-1.1> export KDEDIRS=$KDEDIR
    horst@linux:~/Desktop/mplayerthumbs-1.1> export KDE_BUILD=$KDEDIR                                                                  
    horst@linux:~/Desktop/mplayerthumbs-1.1> export DBUSDIR=$KDEDIR
    horst@linux:~/Desktop/mplayerthumbs-1.1> export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=$QTDIR/lib:$KDEDIR/lib:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH                            
    horst@linux:~/Desktop/mplayerthumbs-1.1> export PKG_CONFIG_PATH=$DBUSDIR/lib/pkgconfig:/usr/lib/pkgconfig                          
    horst@linux:~/Desktop/mplayerthumbs-1.1> export PATH=$QTDIR/bin:$KDEDIR/bin:$PATH                                                  
    horst@linux:~/Desktop/mplayerthumbs-1.1> cmake -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=$KDEDIR -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=release /home/horst/Desktop/mplayerthumbs-1.1
    then run make and make install.

    Output should look like this (x86-64):

    linux:/home/horst/Desktop/mplayerthumbs-1.1 # make install
    Code:
    [ 60%] Built target mplayerthumbsconfig
    [100%] Built target videopreview
    Linking CXX shared module CMakeFiles/CMakeRelink.dir/videopreview.so
    Install the project...
    -- Install configuration: "release"
    -- Installing: /usr/lib64/kde4/videopreview.so
    -- Installing: /usr/share/kde4/config.kcfg/mplayerthumbs.kcfg
    -- Installing: /usr/share/kde4/services/videopreview.desktop
    -- Installing: /usr/share/kde4/apps/videothumbnail/sprocket-small.png
    -- Installing: /usr/share/kde4/apps/videothumbnail/sprocket-medium.png
    -- Installing: /usr/share/kde4/apps/videothumbnail/sprocket-large.png
    -- Installing: /usr/bin/mplayerthumbsconfig
    linux:/home/horst/Desktop/mplayerthumbs-1.1 #
    Hope that helps

  3. #3

    Default Re: [KDE4 Dolphin] Video previews

    I already found out that I was using old prefix, just forgot to post the solution here.

    It works superb (very fast thumbnail generation)!

  4. #4
    MonsterM NNTP User

    Default Re: [KDE4 Dolphin] Video previews

    Do you have the information panel enabled in dolphin ?

    The preview in that panel is really slow here, but i think that's related to dolphin.

  5. #5

    Default Re: [KDE4 Dolphin] Video previews

    @MonsterM: no, preview panel makes dolphin freeze on videos.
    If you know how to fix this / or just disable video previews in that panel, please tell.

  6. #6
    MonsterM NNTP User

    Default Re: [KDE4 Dolphin] Video previews


  7. #7
    MonsterM NNTP User

    Default Re: [KDE4 Dolphin] Video previews

    Bug was caused by strigi and is fixed with the latest update.

    Very cool to see random previews in the info panel ...

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