Sparkle Media

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Updates?
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No updates for four months... Multiple reasons... very tight office timings, family responsibilities and the fact that the project needs a major update in one component (which is a priority + depends on future Qt version + needs a lot of time which I have not presently). In the meantime I have started work on media transcoder during little time I have now; I'll integrate it tightly with SparkleMedia later when it has matured. It will offer a wizard-based interface, transcode using gstreamer and for now only rip audio cd to FLAC, MP3 or Ogg/Vorbis. I should be able to make a release before the end of May. After this feature set is stable, I'll resume work on SparkleMedia.

SparkleMedia
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Media player-manager application for KDE4 using GStreamer instead of KDE-Phonon.
Presently the application is good only for a simple playlist based media player.
Please check project homepage for details.

Important Known Bugs
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* Do NOT mute volume from the applications system tray.
Last changelog:

10 years ago

Version 0.3
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(*) Redesign of SparkleClassic plugin; it is now the default.
(*) Added preamp to equaliser.
(*) Added command-line processing.
(*) Now volume-mute function is independent of volume.
(-) A number of bugfixes and other optimisations/changes.

Version 0.2
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(*) Added support to change audio output device.
(*) Added support to change video output device.
(*) Sparkle plugin: Various fixes.
(*) SparkleClassic plugin: Enabled access to equalizer; various fixes.
(*) Added new sparklemedia application icon along with other icons.
(*) Now random mode can only be "on" or "off".
(*) Completely remove dependency on Phonon.

Version 0.1
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(*) First release with support for playback of local media files, visualisations, 10-band equaliser, choice of two user-interface plugins and basic playlist functionality.

Leiche

9 years ago

Hello,
how can switch the language? At the time it's in english...
Thanks for your effort

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yogeshm02

9 years ago

It has not been translated yet; in fact it can't even be translated as of now. I will add support in the next release, but even then support will be needed to translate it in ones preferred language.

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Leiche

9 years ago

Thanks for replay...
When it's comes, we'll translate it ;)

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KAMiKAZOW

9 years ago

I don't understand why GStreamer instead of Phonon. Phonon is just a wrapper for GStreamer, Xine, or whatever.

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yogeshm02

9 years ago

Nothing wrong with Phonon, it is extremely easy to use, but it only (*for now*) supports playback of tracks; and this is what I achieve/plan to achieve with GStreamer: Playback + Visualisations + Equalisers + Plans for more effects + Plans for transcoding

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cleitonfelix

9 years ago

This is a great application. But some things must go better:

> Collection Management;

> Equalizer Presets;

> Packages for Ubuntu, Fedora and others distributions (RPM, DEB e etc.);

Again, this is a great application. And sorry for my bad english.

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vnu007dl

9 years ago

- integration with Kde_notify
- posibilities to run internet radio stations
- subtitles
-DVD

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texstar

9 years ago

PCLinuxOS package available: http://tinyurl.com/lqss2e

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vnu007dl

9 years ago

Hi
I have compiled it on my PC (mandriva 2009.1) but I can not play any file. I have only an icon in tray, and nothing more, no any window, and playlist. I can not start palying from buttons from this tray icon. When I run this app, console shows:Quote:
[darek@Linux_Mandriva ~]$ sparklemedia
Loading Gravity...
GSettingsManager has been loaded...
GMediaCollection has been loaded...
DB opened: "/home/darek/.kde4/share/apps/sparklemedia/GMediaCatalogue.sqlite3"
GMetaServer has been loaded...
GListsManagerModel has been loaded...
## SPlayer ## Running against GStreamer version 0 10 22 0

(<unknown>:7117): GLib-GObject-WARNING **: invalid cast from `GstAutoVideoSink' to `GstXOverlay'

(<unknown>:7117): GStreamer-CRITICAL **: gst_implements_interface_cast: assertion `gst_element_implements_interface (GST_ELEMENT (from), iface_type)' failed

** (<unknown>:7117): CRITICAL **: gst_x_overlay_set_xwindow_id: assertion `overlay != NULL' failed
Loading Gravity object...
GPlaylistServer has been loaded...
sparklemedia(7117)/kdecore (KSycoca) KSycocaPrivate::openDatabase: Trying to open ksycoca from "/var/tmp/kdecache-darek/ksycoca4"
sparklemedia(7117)/kdecore (trader) KServiceTypeTrader::defaultOffers: KServiceTypeTrader: serviceType "SparkleMedia/UserInterface/Plugin" not found
## GUIInterfaceManager ## Loaded.
GActionCollection has been loaded...
GSystemTrayIcon has been loaded...
SPlayer has been initialised...
QUrl( "" )
GPlaylistServer has been initialised...
## GUIInterfaceManager ## No user interface plugins found.
## GUIInterfaceManager ## Initialised.
Gravity has been loaded and initialsed.
What is wrong? Need help

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vnu007dl

9 years ago

Even after rebooting, still this same problem, maybe this version can not works with KDE 4.3.1 ?Any other ideeas how to overcome this obstycle ?

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yogeshm02

9 years ago

Is following still being shown when app is started?
Quote:sparklemedia(7117)/kdecore (trader) KServiceTypeTrader::defaultOffers: KServiceTypeTrader: serviceType "SparkleMedia/UserInterface/Plugin" not found
If yes, where did you installed it? If not, try selecting a plugin from system tray icon.

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vnu007dl

9 years ago

Now I have compiled from svn and finally program is running, but I can not play any file. When I push play button I get still massange:

No element 'input-selector' - please check instalation of GStreamer.

What is wrong? what missing? Any others players works well in my system.

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yogeshm02

9 years ago

You need at least
gstreamer-0_10
gstreamer-0_10-plugins-base
gstreamer-0_10-plugins-good
gstreamer-0_10-plugins-bad

... you must be missing last one (It it matters, it is needed because I'm using playbin2).

...and btw presently svn version is same as 0.2, I still have not committed any new code!

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vnu007dl

9 years ago

great, now it works :) I had no gstreamer-bad package. Could you put this pacckage in to dependence in cmake?

Now some ideas, colud you add option "open file" "open directory" etc? and some more visualisations :)

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vnu007dl

9 years ago

Thanks for your hints, Its great app, and i belive, in future will be one of the best media player for KDE.

last question? Is anywhere any todo, or roadmap file?

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vnu007dl

9 years ago

great, now it works :) I had no gstreamer-bad package. Could you put this pacckage in to dependence in cmake?

Now some ideas, colud you add option "open file" "open directory" etc? and some more visualisations :)

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yogeshm02

9 years ago

Quote:Could you put this pacckage in to dependence in cmake?
Though this dependence is not for building, cmake module has no support for this.

Quote:Now some ideas, colud you add option "open file" "open directory" etc? and some more visualisations :)
Right click on playlist and select "Add Media..."; you can select file as well as folder.
Visualisation are directly provided by gstreamer. Make sure you have libvisual and libvisual-plugins installed for greater choice.

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cleitonfelix

9 years ago

Same here.

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yogeshm02

9 years ago

It should work properly from second run onwards or in worst case you may have to logout-login to kde... the issue it seems is that kde is not detecting newly installed plugins, so I'll have to look for a way to make kde do that.

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cleitonfelix

9 years ago

Thanks, it worked here. Great Job!

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10 years ago

Version 0.3
===========
(*) Redesign of SparkleClassic plugin; it is now the default.
(*) Added preamp to equaliser.
(*) Added command-line processing.
(*) Now volume-mute function is independent of volume.
(-) A number of bugfixes and other optimisations/changes.

Version 0.2
===========
(*) Added support to change audio output device.
(*) Added support to change video output device.
(*) Sparkle plugin: Various fixes.
(*) SparkleClassic plugin: Enabled access to equalizer; various fixes.
(*) Added new sparklemedia application icon along with other icons.
(*) Now random mode can only be "on" or "off".
(*) Completely remove dependency on Phonon.

Version 0.1
===========
(*) First release with support for playback of local media files, visualisations, 10-band equaliser, choice of two user-interface plugins and basic playlist functionality.

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