As Kaffeine has a long way to go to reach it’s earlier state I’ve installed VLC. Very competent player with a large range of facilities and no codec problems. The other reason for installing it was problems with kaffeine when the files are on a nas.
VLC has an input for files which include a network buffering delay and also one for smb. The smb asks for the path, user name and a password. Basically however the the nas files are accessed I can’t get it to work. If I navigate to a file using vlc and click it gives an error message that states can only select local files. If I launch off the nas a different error crops up - can’t open file - see log. I can’t get the log to work either.
Amarok just plays mp3’s off the nas how ever they are accessed. Doc’s tars, jpegs, pdf’s and txt files are fine as well. I set the drive up as a windoze network drive using dolphin.
>:( All works fine on windoze of course.
You can still load and run Kaffeine originally meant for kde3. The package still exists in the Packman repository. Just open YaST / Software / Software Management, search on kaffeine and install the package kde3-kaffeine. Kaffeine is designed to use the xine backend and by default the gstreamer backend is the default in openSUSE 11.4. I have not totally messed around with this combination when trying to achieve Dolby Digital 5.1, but regular stereo seems to work with the GStreamer backend and Pulseaudio.
Thanks James I will try that after persisting with VLC for a while yet. It really is some package. It might even interest you by the sound of it. No problems at all working locally. It has a vast array of mostly hideous skins as well. Could be from windoze users.
The problem I am having may relate to this https://bugs.kde.org/253547 It seems that kde now checks to see if the file is suitable for the app. Maybe it should just say do you really want to do this - don’t ask again etc.
A problem though. The correct incantations do exist in VLC’s .desktop file.
Tried kde3-kaffeine but no use worse in fact. It’s also from before the version in suse 10.3.