Kaffeine Player

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Description:

Kaffeine is a full featured media player for KDE3. It supports all kinds of local and network media and digital video broadcasting.
At the moment Kaffeine can use xine-lib (recommended) or Gstreamer (experimental) as backend.
Last changelog:

12 years ago

0.8.7

* kaffeine: add MOD/STM mimetypes
* kaffeine: fullscreen fix, patch by Einars Lielmanis
* DVB: updated libdvb, added CAM menu.
* DVB: added multiservices CAM support.
* DVB: added ATSC scanning, patch by "Devin Heitmueller"
* DVB: added 7MHz autoscan.
* DVB: reworked CAM support.

BorgQueen

14 years ago

You can see the Kaffeine team was hard at work. The interface is cleaner and the performance has improved. In combo with the new xine libs, the over all performance is great!

Thank you people!

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Superstoned

14 years ago

it got better, tough i still long for a way to get rid of all the "this is a media player" stuff and just have a easy video/dvd player interface...

and WHY O WHY integrate cd ripping in this? a videoplayer that can rip audio cd's??? we have kaudiocreator and the audiocd:/ kioslave... why all the duplication - again?

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kimothy

14 years ago

A collection ability like in amaroK in a extra tab with a filter. That would be great!

Super application. My first choice for a XINE UI.

Keep up the good work!

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piranha2001

14 years ago

Hello I can't google it.
Maybe someone can tell me how to start kaffeine 0.7.1 in minimal mode???

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yggdrasil

14 years ago

Great app, using it for quite a long time now. Here are some features that I think would be cool:

1. Last.fm plugin
2. An option to display the running/elapsed time of a video at a definable position (similar to the OSD options)
3. ID3 tag editing capabilities

Keep it up!

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RaKris

14 years ago

when i ./configured it showed that xine lib is not avaliable.... but it is installed in my system(suse 9.2 kde 3.3)...wat do i do... tell me the exact command to include xine lib,... pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeee..

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DanaKil

15 years ago

hi,

i've compiled and installed the 0.7.1 on my kubuntu hoary (with libdvdcss, gstream...) without problems.

when i start kaffeine, i have an installation wizard which freezes (at the first sight the display seems to be ok but it don't refresh and i must kill the app) any idea ? can i bypass this wizard ?

thanks for this great player :)

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OneWingedAngel

14 years ago

Getting the same problem here with Breezy (using backport packages).

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sarahb523

15 years ago

please save the movie options (brightness...) while exiting the app and reload it while starting. it is anoying to recalibrate this settings every time..

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Fragging

15 years ago

The bug which prevented Kaffeine from playing files embedded in Konqueror was a killer, which made me use another media player. And there were a lot of other extremely annoying bugs.

Don't get me wrong, Kaffeine is nice, but I hope the bugs are fixed this release. I don't see any information on fixed bugs in the changelog?

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juergenk

15 years ago

If you're a talking about the crash after leaving the embedded player: Thats a problem with some x-server versions and can not be fixed.
And for all the other extremely annoying bugs: Please go ahead and fill out a bug report on the sf.net bugtracker.

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Fragging

15 years ago

This was the bug report a posted more than three months ago: http://sourceforge.net/tracker/index.php?func=detail&aid=1196478&group_id=86937&atid=581406

but I never got a reply on that bug report :(

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Fragging

15 years ago

You say that it's a problem with some xserver versions, but why is it possible that KMPlayer can run embedded in Konqueror without crashing?

Maybe I exaggerated a bit about the other "extremely annoying bugs". I can remember the 100% CPU usage bug on Kubuntu, but that was the Kubuntu package's fault. Besides that, I posted a bug report about the embedded playing in Konqueror crash, but I got no reply, so I wonder if you guys check the bug reports?

BTW, I read this on the Kaffeine development mailing list: http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/forum.php?thread_id=7700699&forum_id=38669
When do you expect to move the Kaffeine project to the KDE project infrastructure? I hope it happens soon, more collaboration with the KDE project would be a great idea. IMO KDE should have Kaffeine as the standard video player, just like GNOME already has Totem as the default video player.

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MxCl

15 years ago

KMplayer runs a xine instance in another process then blits the image to the KApplication. This is less efficient, but at least avoids the crash. For Codeine I fixed the same bug by removing the call to XInitThreads for the KPart. This however solves the problem by creating another crash bug I believe. But it's a rare freeze bug instead or something. Jurgen knows more on this subject I reckon, and I hope he relies to this post.

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koos

15 years ago

"blits the image to the KApplication"
what do you mean by that as you give this as reason why it's less efficient?
KMPlayer creates a X-Window, passes this WId to the backend player that Xine (or mplayer) uses as output window. AFAIK there is nothing inefficient about this displaying video (no blitting at all).What of course is less efficient is that a second process is created and that events from users or the Xine-lib causes interprocess communications. But this is only a small amount and goes much faster than that the user would notice.
Notice that we do the same for the nsplugin, which also runs the nspluginviewer as separate application for no other reason than stability.

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MxCl

15 years ago

Apologies, I glanced over the KMPlayer xine code once and saw some stuff that looked like bits, but I was apparently wrong. And it only would have been a little less efficient to blit anyway. Certainly, it's far better to not crash, which is what Kaffeine/Codeine do!

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juergenk

15 years ago

Well, its simple: xine-lib is not developed thread-save, therefore it needs a XInitThreads() as first call in the application. Konqueror doesn't call it and may crash with an embedded xine-lib part.

Second (not so simple) problem: With some xfree/x.org versions QT programs don't start if XInitThreads() was called before a QApplication is created. In this case you should call XInitThreads() before initializing xine-lib instead (that's what the --with-xinit-workaround configure flag does) or the app will freeze.

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maarizwan

15 years ago

You know, Kaffeine is a wonderful player which has the most features compared to other media player. I wish to thank you for working on Kaffine and making it one of the best media player which Unix and GNU/Linux deserves.

Please make it the media player for KDE 4 ;)

I hope the konqueror crash is fixed with kaffeine embedded in konqueror (khtml .ram file playback)!

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piranha2001

15 years ago

I just wanted to say, that I liked Kaffeine very much, but in the last two weeks I got a bit angry.
Three DVD-records I started stopped without any notification. Kaffeine did not crash or anything, it just stopped...
So in my opinion the advertised harddisk-recording function is absolutely useless! :-(
(My system: Gentoo, Kernel 2.6.11)

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tumppiu

14 years ago

Same here. Using Ubuntu 6.06, dvb-c budget card and Kaffeine from Ubuntus repositories (0.7.1) Hope it will be fixed!

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Redeeman

15 years ago

this player is very very nice.. allthough i would wish it supported gstreamer, so that there exists a video player capable of using the gstreamer multimedia framework :)

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maarizwan

15 years ago

kaffeine crashes konqueror 3.4.x any konqueror version above 3.2.x, when trying to listen a song using rtsp://, etc.

example sites:

http://www.dishant.com
http://www.raaga.com


Could you please support KDE 3.4.x, so that konqueror won't crash and we could hear the music online! thanks.

Even CVS version 0.7cvs crashes konqueror!

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maarizwan

15 years ago

But the Tabbed interface is awkward. A sidebar like as in 'File Open Dialog' would be great!

Tabs are not supposed to be there in a Media Player! (could you show me at least 1 Windows (media)player which has tabs?)

Apart from Tabbed interface (which looks rather ugly) everthing is perfect with Kaffeine!!!

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cado

15 years ago

Kaffeine-0.6 package avaiable at http://pacotesdeb.codigolivre.org.br

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bquest

15 years ago

I do not know why so many people are complaining about the new tabbed layout. The playlist can be seperated from the main window, the only thing that possibly lacks is a more feature rich right click menu within the playlist ... and if it would be possible to make the tabs a little smaller (more flat), so that they consume less space it'll get really slick!

So thanks for the nice work!

Q

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12 years ago

0.8.7

* kaffeine: add MOD/STM mimetypes
* kaffeine: fullscreen fix, patch by Einars Lielmanis
* DVB: updated libdvb, added CAM menu.
* DVB: added multiservices CAM support.
* DVB: added ATSC scanning, patch by "Devin Heitmueller"
* DVB: added 7MHz autoscan.
* DVB: reworked CAM support.

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