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    Default Phonon VLC Backend crashes KDE system settings

    Installing phonon-backend-vlc 0.8.0-2.4.1 crashes system settings.

    KDE Version 4.14.9

    Any idea how to fix this?


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    Default Re: Phonon VLC Backend crashes KDE system settings

    yes don't do that

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    Default Re: Phonon VLC Backend crashes KDE system settings

    phonon-backend-vlc on 13.2 is build against an old version of vlc and crashes phonon
    if you want to use phonon with vlc upgrade to LEAP or TW
    or better just use phonon-backend-gstreamer

    here's the changelog of phonon-backend-vlc 0.82 for LEAP you can see that 0.81 fixed vlc 2.2 support
    https://build.opensuse.org/package/v...anges?expand=1
    you can open a bugreport and ask for an updated build for 13.2
    https://bugzilla.opensuse.org/

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    Default Re: Phonon VLC Backend crashes KDE system settings

    Quote Originally Posted by I_A View Post
    phonon-backend-vlc on 13.2 is build against an old version of vlc and crashes phonon
    if you want to use phonon with vlc upgrade to LEAP or TW
    or better just use phonon-backend-gstreamer

    here's the changelog of phonon-backend-vlc 0.82 for LEAP you can see that 0.81 fixed vlc 2.2 support
    https://build.opensuse.org/package/v...anges?expand=1
    you can open a bugreport and ask for an updated build for 13.2
    https://bugzilla.opensuse.org/
    Thanks for pointing to bugzilla!

    - I stumbled upon bug # 968905.

    - At the bottom is a link to http://lists.links2linux.de/pipermai...ch/014266.html

    - Following https://build.opensuse.org/package/s...on-backend-vlc

    - downloaded and installed phonon-backend-vlc-0.8.2-1.2.i586 from https://build.opensuse.org/package/s...on-backend-vlc

    - invoked digikam and tried preview of videos. Succeeded!

    Many thanks for having a look into the problem!
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    Default Re: Phonon VLC Backend crashes KDE system settings

    you installed a Factory ie TW package on 13.2, you might have been better off with a LEAP build.
    Anyhow that might work but I still think you're better off with phonnon-backend-gstreamer and a full vendor change to packman

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    Default Re: Phonon VLC Backend crashes KDE system settings

    Quote Originally Posted by I_A View Post
    you installed a Factory ie TW package on 13.2, you might have been better off with a LEAP build.
    I am considering an update to LEAP and already installed it on one of my boxes.

    Anyhow that might work but I still think you're better off with phonon-backend-gstreamer and a full vendor change to packman
    I performed this full change to packman and got some 36 packages changed, many of them related to gstreamer. But digikam still showed a black window instead of playing the video. Now both backends are installed simultaneously and preview is working perfectly. I'll consider a change if encountering more problems.
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    Default Re: Phonon VLC Backend crashes KDE system settings

    I did notice a couple of digicam updates on LEAP but I'm not sure why phonon with gstreamer doesn't work for you, a few weeks ago there was a broken gstreamer package on packman but that was fixed, maybe the gstreamer cache got corrupt you can delete it's old cache and re-try
    Code:
    rm -r ~/.cache/gstreamer-1.0/
    I don't have phonon's vlc backend installed but I do believe you can have multiple backaends installed and switch between them in phonon's settings window

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    Default Re: Phonon VLC Backend crashes KDE system settings

    I'm on LEAP and the only phonon based apps I use are dragon player and amarok and they both work fine with phonon-backend-gstreamer.
    maybe you should do another
    Code:
    zypper dup --from <packman repo alias>

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    Default Re: Phonon VLC Backend crashes KDE system settings

    Quote Originally Posted by I_A View Post
    I did notice a couple of digicam updates on LEAP but I'm not sure why phonon with gstreamer doesn't work for you, a few weeks ago there was a broken gstreamer package on packman but that was fixed, maybe the gstreamer cache got corrupt you can delete it's old cache and re-try
    Code:
    rm -r ~/.cache/gstreamer-1.0/
    Deleted cache, deinstalled phonon-backend-vlc-0.8.2-1.2.i586, logged out and logged in again. Digikam now has a working preview of videos with phonon-backend-gstreamer!

    I don't have phonon's vlc backend installed but I do believe you can have multiple backends installed and switch between them in phonon's settings window
    This worked for me several years until phonon-backend-vlc was broken.
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    Default Re: Phonon VLC Backend crashes KDE system settings

    This worked for me several years until phonon-backend-vlc was broken.
    it's still broken on 13.2 and I'm not sure why they don't publish a fixed rpm, from what I understood reading bugzilla 13.2 officially came with vlc 2.1 and that's why they didn't upgrade phonon-backend-vlc, but they updated vlc to 2.2 so they should update the phonon backend.

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