Dragon Player

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Description:

Dragon Player is a video player for KDE 4 that focuses on simplicity
and easy of use. It is the successor of Codeine, a player for KDE 3.

It is now available in gutsy-backports, check out the Dragon Player website if you use Kubuntu.
Last changelog:

13 years ago

2.0.1
Removed the locking of the volumeSlider if the mute is active

2.0.0
Fixed issue where if the user ESCed the play media dialog it wouldn't reappear.
Pressing 'M' causes mute
Return to the logo when playback is explictly stopped
New Icon
Fixed crash on double click in KPart Bug #157579
The volumeSlider is locked if the mute is active

2.0-rc1
Fix status bar title disappearing on window resize
Can turn off subtitles
Can revert to the 'auto' audio channel
Save subtitle and audio channel selection
New DBus API under /Player and /TrackList. A full implementation of MPRIS.
Fix pausing and then playing causing the window size to revert.
A new smart "Play Disc" button that plays whatever kind of media is inserted and
if more then one disc is inserted it lets you pick which disc to play.
As a result, Video CD's and Audio CD's are now experimentally supported.

2.0-beta1
Fix hang on close when paused
Restore cursor hiding over the playing video widget
Restore video settings widget (contrast, brightness), as a sidebar instead of a window.
Restore KPart
Save video settings
Audio channel selectable
Volume slider toolbar. Volume saved globally, not per-file.
Imported Amarok's runtime-selectable debug() system

2.0-alpha1
New maintainer: Ian Monroe
Renamed to Dragon Player
Ported to Qt4, KDE4 and Phonon. Many feature regressions. None of Codeine's bugs though... a whole new set!

vide

15 years ago

Well, IMO some voodoo-options should go only in the configuration file, it's clear text, if you want to change for example the codecs path, edit it manually. Chances are that with you distro packager doing a good job there won't ever be a need to change the default provided. And this could be applied to lots of other option. Anyway, it's your app, if you're ok with this it's not a problem at all :)

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MxCl

15 years ago

Yeah I do agree, but the problem is xine doesn't make it possible to distinguish between a sane option and an option that only God would want to change. So it's kinda hard to fix. But yes I see your point and have been thinking about what I could do about it. Thanks for the comments! :)

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caracalla

15 years ago

Do you have plans to add support for subtitles? And what about adding the possibility to hide and pause codeine with one action like kaffeine offers it with a click on the tray icon?
i like the idea of a simple movie player and the session idea for every movie file is great. I tried codeine in an earlier version where it didn't work, now it seems to work fine. I am using it now as the behaviour of kaffeine to play the previously played file at the end of the currently played file (hope you get what I mean) is driving me nuts and kplayer jumps around happily when maximized and minimized between my 2 monitors in my xinerama setup, but a pause and hide function would make codeine even more attractive to me. ; )
Bye, Valentin.

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MxCl

15 years ago

> Do you have plans to add support for > subtitles? Yes, Codeine already does if the subtitles are embedded in the video. Support for subtitles in separate files will next release. > And what about adding the > possibility to hide and pause > codeine with one action like > kaffeine offers it with a click on > the tray icon? I don't really understand. Can you explain a little more verbosely, thanks :)

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caracalla

15 years ago

kaffeine has such a feature via its system tray icon. When I do a simple left mouse click over the tray icon while the kaffeine window is visible it hides completely (an entry in any taskbar is also removed), if it was also playing it pauses the playback too. Another click brings the video back and restarts the playback again. I find this very convenient, especilly if also bound to a keyboard shortcut: the player window is minimized and the playback paused in one action and the playback retstarted just as simple.
I hope I was clear enough, if not just ask again, maybe I will also have some more suggestions.

Bye, Valentin.

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eean

15 years ago

Codeine is now my primary player, but there's a few minor things that would make it perfect.
*Being able to skip forward and backward like 10 seconds. I see there is already something bound to the left and right arrow keys that should do that, but it doesn't work (skips to the beginning). I suspect this is a xine-lib bug since amaroK has a similar issue.
*The cursor should disappear when unmoving for a few seconds over playing video. I imagine this somehow possible.
*The 'fullscreen' option on the movie context menu is bound to u instead of f. :)

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MxCl

15 years ago

1. Yeah skipping forward and backwards is not great. I want to improve this, but xine-lib is not great at scanning through media for most formats. But I do intend to try to improve things, I have some ideas. 2.As far as I can tell, it does disappear after 4 seconds of not moving. This has always been coded in. Maybe I've missed a bug, can you provide a test-case for this not working? 3. This is unfortunately the KDE standard. U is the key in English translations for the menu shortcut for full screen mode. I don't really want to go against the KDE way for things like this as people who learn the shortcuts will find Codeine annoyingly different. F still works when the menu isn't up, as that is the general keyboard accelerator for fullscreen mode.

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MxCl

15 years ago

kde-apps is so buggy at the moment! What happened to my paragraph separators?!

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maarizwan

15 years ago

I can access the 3-in-1 movies from the dvd using menu toggle feature.

But it is very confusing to use Menu Toggle. As codeine design goal is simplicity and intelligent behavior, which I appreciate very much.

I can access the 3 movies in the DVD by using 'Menu Toggle' but a Next and 'Back' buttons will definitely make it easier. thanks.

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MxCl

15 years ago

So they are like chapters?

Yeah next chapter back chapter buttons are needed, definately. DVD support aint great yet. They play, but aren't handled well by the GUI. That'll be a priority for 1.1 I've already decided. Hope that's good enough, thanks :-)

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maarizwan

15 years ago

in DVD I need to use "Next" and "Back" to move between movies. I have matrix 3-in-1 dvd. I can't go to previous and or next movie using codeine. There is no Next and Last buttons and even in the toolbar it's not present.

codeine-1.0-rc1 here, xine-lib-1.0.1

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MxCl

15 years ago

Can you describe to me what a 3-in-1 DVD is, so I can figure out how to support it? I've not heard of these before and don't really know what they are, is it DVD video still?

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maarizwan

15 years ago

a 3-in-1 dvd is a DVD which has Three movies. Like my matrix 3-in-1 has:

1. The Matrix
2. Matrix reloaded
3. Matrix Revolutions


Likwise there are other 3 in 1 dvds for other movies like:

1. Jurassic part 1,2,3
2. kill bill
etc.

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eean

15 years ago

And they all have independent menu systems?

Sounds a little legally dubious.
>.>

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maarizwan

15 years ago

1. I have xine-lib-1.0.1, and xine-ui-0.99.3,
2. xine can play vcd, but codeine can't play vcd.
3. it is showing can't find plugin error message.
4. I have even added '/dev/cdrom' into codeine's vcd option.
5. link is there for /dev/cdrom -> /dev/hdd. (no link problem)
6. codeine can play DVD (matrix movie ;) (but have to do first "ln -sf /dev/hdd /dev/dvd")

could you please tell me what I am doing wrong with the VCD aspect? Could you play VCD?

which version of xine do u use with codeine?

I love codeine and want it to be my Video player (all video format). VCD is on such important thing in India like DVD there ;)

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MxCl

15 years ago

Hmm, I confess I've never tested it for VCDs because I have none. I'll try to get hold of one and test that. Sorry for the problems.

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eean

15 years ago

Hey mxcl!

I've submitted an ebuild for Gentoo:
http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=99741

Scons was acting up on me when I tried to make an ebuild before (it was breaking sandbox), but this time it worked on the first try.

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MxCl

15 years ago

Thanks eean, I updated the link up the top.

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eean

15 years ago

Now it is part of portage:
http://packages.gentoo.org/search/?sstring=codeine
So I would perhaps link to that instead of the bug report. Or just state that it is in portage.

They also made codeine dependent on scons instead of using the shipped version. Not sure if thats good or not. :)

Its still in ~amd64 and ~x86, I'll try and remember to drop them an email to remind them to make it amd64 and x86 in a couple of weeks.

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MxCl

15 years ago

Yeah it's better to use real scons, as the mini-scons won't get bug fixes etc. Also good to be in portage, thanks muchy! :-)

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seb

15 years ago

good to know you are around, pop around and say hi some time!

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MxCl

15 years ago

Boring story, but I'll swing round next time I boot into KDE.. =)

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muesli

15 years ago

boy, we were really scared. why didn't you reply to email 'n shit? *hugs* ;-) muesli

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MxCl

15 years ago

Actually I haven't been able to read email for 5 weeks because my host is shit and suddenly I can't get at any mails. My mailbox is currently 100MB and rising. They still don't know what to do about it.

Sorry for the lack of contact. But I'm still coming to akademy!

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seb

15 years ago

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13 years ago

2.0.1
Removed the locking of the volumeSlider if the mute is active

2.0.0
Fixed issue where if the user ESCed the play media dialog it wouldn't reappear.
Pressing 'M' causes mute
Return to the logo when playback is explictly stopped
New Icon
Fixed crash on double click in KPart Bug #157579
The volumeSlider is locked if the mute is active

2.0-rc1
Fix status bar title disappearing on window resize
Can turn off subtitles
Can revert to the 'auto' audio channel
Save subtitle and audio channel selection
New DBus API under /Player and /TrackList. A full implementation of MPRIS.
Fix pausing and then playing causing the window size to revert.
A new smart "Play Disc" button that plays whatever kind of media is inserted and
if more then one disc is inserted it lets you pick which disc to play.
As a result, Video CD's and Audio CD's are now experimentally supported.

2.0-beta1
Fix hang on close when paused
Restore cursor hiding over the playing video widget
Restore video settings widget (contrast, brightness), as a sidebar instead of a window.
Restore KPart
Save video settings
Audio channel selectable
Volume slider toolbar. Volume saved globally, not per-file.
Imported Amarok's runtime-selectable debug() system

2.0-alpha1
New maintainer: Ian Monroe
Renamed to Dragon Player
Ported to Qt4, KDE4 and Phonon. Many feature regressions. None of Codeine's bugs though... a whole new set!

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