I’m using suse 12.3 with KDE Each time I want to see a video in Kaffeine a message appears:
Kaffeine currently cannot play some file formats. Do you want to install additional support?
The options are install or no. I click on install, enter the root password and the Repositories I installed are displayed, I click ok, and all the same thing, the roos password again and it’s a loop with no end.
Does somebody knows which package I have to install to see videos in Kaffeine ?
Or how to end with this loop of the repositories screen-root password ask ?
Kaffeine was written to work with xine and the xine backend. PulseAudio is designed to work with gstreamer. I think to get Kaffeine to work, you would need to disable PulseAudio (DO NOT UNINSTALL PULSE) and install and switch to the xine backend, you might find it in the VideoLAN repository, but I am not sure. Consider that VLC from Packman works just fine and if you go down the road to using xine, its a dead end and you will find yourself in a very lonely place. That is because even if you get it to work today, it will get harder and harder to do so in the future with each new release of openSUSE and you are just delaying what will come to pass in spite of your best efforts akin to swimming upstream. I was a big fan of Kaffeine (KDE3) and miss its ability to stretch video vertically, separate from horizontal, but it is just not going to be in this age of Pulse and gstreamer.
On 2013-03-21 22:26, jdmcdaniel3 wrote:
> Kaffeine was written to work with xine and the xine backend.
> PulseAudio is designed to work with gstreamer. I think to get Kaffeine
> to work, you would need to disable PulseAudio (DO NOT UNINSTALL PULSE)
I just tried kaffeine in 12.1, and sound is playing fine via pulse
I have not used kaffeine in a long time, so I don’t know how to
configure it. But I do know that xine has a pulse backend which works
just fine, because if you start xine and go to its setup, it is there
under the audio tab.
Probably you need to install “libxine2-pulse…rpm”.
Cheers / Saludos,
Carlos E. R.
(from 12.1 x86_64 “Asparagus” at Telcontar)