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Thread: SMPlayer (KDE Xtra) reverted back to no skins

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    Default SMPlayer (KDE Xtra) reverted back to no skins

    Been going along for months having the skins (Black, Gonzo, Modern, Mac, Vista) compiled into the KDE Extra SMPlayer version and all of a sudden they stopped working after an update. Not quite sure why and what changed, any ideas how to get them back?

    Thanks.
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    Default Re: SMPlayer (KDE Xtra) reverted back to no skins

    Well, I don't use SMPlayer, but I don't think it ever had the skins "compiled in"...

    Actually there is a separate smplayer-skins package available in Packman, install that.
    If that doesn't help, I would suggest trying to switch smplayer to the Packman version as well.
    The one in KDE:Extra has been updated to the latest version 2 days ago, maybe that removed/broke/changed the skin support.

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    Must have been compiled because I've got the five folders (Black, Gonzo, Modern, Mac, Vista) in /usr/share/smplayer/themes/ that worked up until that update. I didn't put them there manually. The 'Skinnable GUI' option revealed those five options to choose from - now they don't and under 'Interface' in Preferences is inactive and greyed out again. That latest version change b0rked things for sure. The reason I changed to the KDE Extra version originally was the Packman version didn't contain those five skins and suffered the same 'skinnable gui' -less option.

    Anyway I just switched to someone's build project and the skinnable option is working and all my previous settings were picked up. I'll stick with that for a while.
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    Default Re: SMPlayer (KDE Xtra) reverted back to no skins

    Quote Originally Posted by david_banner View Post
    Must have been compiled because I've got the five folders (Black, Gonzo, Modern, Mac, Vista) in /usr/share/smplayer/themes/ that worked up until that update.
    How would you "compile" a skin? It just consists of text files...
    And there was no change to the package regarding this AFAICS. There have been no skins removed. It just got updated to the latest version.

    I didn't put them there manually. The 'Skinnable GUI' option revealed those five options to choose from - now they don't and under 'Interface' in Preferences is inactive and greyed out again. That latest version change b0rked things for sure. The reason I changed to the KDE Extra version originally was the Packman version didn't contain those five skins and suffered the same 'skinnable gui' -less option.
    Again, there's a separate smplayer-skins (and a smplayer-themes) package.

    Anyway I just switched to someone's build project and the skinnable option is working and all my previous settings were picked up. I'll stick with that for a while.
    Ok, fine.

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    Default Re: SMPlayer (KDE Xtra) reverted back to no skins

    How would you "compile" a skin? It just consists of text files...
    And there was no change to the package regarding this AFAICS. There have been no skins removed. It just got updated to the latest version.
    Again, there's a separate smplayer-skins (and a smplayer-themes) package.
    Both Packman and now KDE Extra have the same outcome, no skinnable gui. Those two packages come with their own makefile (the skins one has the five themes listed above). In order for me to have had a fully working skinnable smplayer, with the skins 'theme' package working, somebody must have originally compiled smplayer with those thrown in and activated, no? - anyway, I know I didn't do it , so someone did.
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    Default Re: SMPlayer (KDE Xtra) reverted back to no skins

    Quote Originally Posted by david_banner View Post
    Both Packman and now KDE Extra have the same outcome, no skinnable gui.
    So, did you try to install smplayer-skins and smplayer-themes?

    Those two packages come with their own makefile (the skins one has the five themes listed above).
    Hm?
    The binary RPM packages come with no makefile at all.
    Only the source packages include a makefile.

    In order for me to have had a fully working skinnable smplayer, with the skins 'theme' package working, somebody must have originally compiled smplayer with those thrown in and activated, no? - anyway, I know I didn't do it , so someone did.
    Maybe you had some other package installed?

    According to OBS's history, the smplayer package in KDE:Extra never included skins or themes...

    And the skins and themes are separate downloads on the official download page too:
    http://smplayer.sourceforge.net/en/downloads

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    Default Re: SMPlayer (KDE Xtra) reverted back to no skins

    So, did you try to install smplayer-skins and smplayer-themes?
    Yes, I had them anyway, I can see the files and folders but what it doesn't do is make the "Skinnable GUI" option active, it never has....

    Hm?
    The binary RPM packages come with no makefile at all.
    Only the source packages include a makefile.

    Maybe you had some other package installed?

    According to OBS's history, the smplayer package in KDE:Extra never included skins or themes...

    And the skins and themes are separate downloads on the official download page too:
    The only other option is I've got pissed off with not having the option available and downloaded the source and ran the makefile and dropped the contents into the existing smplayer directory. SMPlayer would do the rest and pick it up.

    Not that I remember doing any of that but I do have the Qt4 Dev kit installed to make it happen and I have no other reason to have that package. I do keep records (somewhere) of this stuff so I'll have to check. lol.
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    Default Re: SMPlayer (KDE Xtra) reverted back to no skins

    Quote Originally Posted by david_banner View Post
    Yes, I had them anyway, I can see the files and folders but what it doesn't do is make the "Skinnable GUI" option active, it never has....
    Well, I tried it myself meanwhile, and yes the version from KDE:Extra doesn't allow to select a skin.
    The Packman version (which is still the older one) works fine though.

    The only change in KDE:Extra is the update to the latest version (for 13.2 at least, for Tumbleweed it is built against Qt5 now) AFAICS.
    I don't know why this doesn't pick up the installed skins any more.

    Maybe an incompatibility, but there are no newer skins to download.

    The only other option is I've got pissed off with not having the option available and downloaded the source and ran the makefile and dropped the contents into the existing smplayer directory. SMPlayer would do the rest and pick it up.
    It shouldn't make a difference whether you build the skins yourself or you install the smplayer-skins package.

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    Default Re: SMPlayer (KDE Xtra) reverted back to no skins

    I can't get Packman or KDE Extra to work. I suppose I could delete the config file and start from scratch for Packman and try again.

    From my records, if you go back to December '14 that 'Skins' package was installed with SMPlayer and those five skins worked - but the 'Themes' package was not. I had to use the Themes package makefile option to get that installed and to show up in smplayer menu, after some messing around it worked.
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    Default Re: SMPlayer (KDE Xtra) reverted back to no skins

    Quote Originally Posted by david_banner View Post
    I can't get Packman or KDE Extra to work.
    Both skins and themes work fine with the Packman packages.

    The problem with the one from KDE:Extra is that it looks for the skins/themes in /usr/local/share/smplayer, not /usr/share/smplayer.
    If you copy them over it will work too...
    Seems like some build option has been lost.

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