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    Default Kaffeine woes...

    Hi all,

    I am having problems with Kaffeine and Xine.

    When I try to playback a *.mov file through Kaffeine, the sound and video are out of sinc and the sound is horrible. I know it is not the quality of my files (worked fine under Gnome or Windows), so I need to find a way to be able to play my sound and video in a satisfactory fashion.

    Does anyone have any suggestions how I can keep Kaffeine from crashing with error 11 (always happens at some point) or maybe suggest a more reliable video player for KDE 3.5.
    And while you are at it, is there any good alternative for xine? It really produces horrible audio on my system. Makes me feel like I'm listening to a radio from the thirties.

    Any help and/or suggestions would be highly appreciated.

    Kivech

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    It sounds like an incompatibility on your system. Have you submitted at trace and a bug report?

    I have had no problems with Kaffeine in three years of using it; the quality of the sound is excellent and it has never crashed on me.

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    Default Re: Kaffeine woes...

    Quote Originally Posted by kivech View Post
    or maybe suggest a more reliable video player for KDE 3.5.
    I typically I use vlc, smplayer, and xine-ui, and they all work fine for me.

    Kaffeine typically uses the xine sound. So its possible xine-ui (which calls libxine1) will not help you. I recommend you:

    a. install smplayer / MPlayer combination and try that.

    b. post output of: rpm -q kaffeine libxine1 libquicktime0

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    Quote Originally Posted by kivech View Post
    And while you are at it, is there any good alternative for xine? It really produces horrible audio on my system. Makes me feel like I'm listening to a radio from the thirties.
    Do you have any app that gives high quality sound?

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    Thanks all for the replies guys, much appreciated

    @ john_hudson: To be honest, I haven't submitted those. Mainly because I still haven't figured out (yes, after all these years of Linux use) how to do this. Can you point me into the right direction as to how to submit these traces and where does the OpenSuSe community submit bug reports (was never really clear to me either)?
    I agree with you though, there is some incompatibility issue here, but I have no clue why or what.

    @ oldcpu: I'll have a look at those players you mentioned. And here is the output of rpm -q kaffeine libxine1 libquicktime0
    kaffeine-0.8.6-54.1
    package libxine1 is not installed
    package libquicktime0 is not installed
    So of course I immediately wanted to install those, but alas, the package manager doesn't find them. Any idea what could be going on there? Is there a place where I can retrieve these two packages?

    Oh, and let me see, both Amarok and RealPlayer play my sound just fine. If I'm not mistaken they use other libraries (than xine that is) to play my sound.

    Again, thanks a lot for the help. I really like to solve these issues with sound and video.

    Cheers,

    Kivech

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    Quote Originally Posted by kivech View Post
    @ oldcpu: I'll have a look at those players you mentioned. And here is the output of rpm -q kaffeine libxine1 libquicktime0
    Code:
    kaffeine-0.8.6-54.1
    package libxine1 is not installed
    package libquicktime0 is not installed
    So of course I immediately wanted to install those, but alas, the package manager doesn't find them. Any idea what could be going on there? Is there a place where I can retrieve these two packages?

    Oh, and let me see, both Amarok and RealPlayer play my sound just fine. If I'm not mistaken they use other libraries (than xine that is) to play my sound.
    There was a time, when kaffeine only used the xine sound engine. And the xine engine provided by Novell/SuSE-GmbH is crippled for all proprietary codecs.

    However, I note that the more recent kaffeine provided by the Packman packagers now has gstreamer support: PackMan :: kaffeine
    ... darn! how is an old cpu supposed to keep up if things keep changing for the better?

    ... anyway, the very first thing I recommend openSUSE newbies do after a fresh install (and this is ALSO the first thing I do after a fresh install) is setup their software repositories. By doing so it makes updating software much easier than updating software on MS-Windoze OS.

    There is guidance for doing that here Repositories - openSUSE-Community Go to the link for your openSUSE version, and enable the repos (repositories) for ONLY OSS, NON-OSS, Update, and Packman. No others. You can add others later when you understand the implications. If you already added others, then IMHO you should remove them. You can always put them back later.

    Once that is setup, then its an easy matter to install applications such as libxine1, libquicktime, amarok (packaged by packman), kaffeine (packaged by packman), etc ..... These can be installed with Yast, or with a konsole by typing, for example, as a regular user (enter root password when prompted):
    su -c 'zypper install libxine1 xine-ui libquicktime amarok kaffeine ffmepg'

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    Hi oldcpu,

    Thanks for the help. I have the *.wav files working perfectly. Sound is great now.

    Video however, doesn't play at all anymore.

    I used all the video players I have (seems that somehow while I was trying to get it to work Noatun was set as default) but none of them play the *.mov files.
    Noatun just stops and says that it didn't load a file, Caffeine happily crashes and Xine doesn't do anything with the files.

    I'm almost afraid to ask, but do you have an idea how I might resolve this last hurdle?

    Thanks again for all the help and great elaborations.

    Kivech

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    Whoops! Typical rooky mistake....

    Got it working now. Thanks mate, the movies play perfectly now. All I need is Kaffeine to return to the default player and I'm set.

    Thanks a lot mate for all the advice.

    Kivech

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    In all those posts for the thread I couldn't tell if you added Pakman repository and then in YAST went and updated Kaffeine to get the Pakman version on your system

    I always do this by default and I think you may have done that, but didn't notice where it explicitly stated the action in my quick overview

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