SMPlayer

Video Apps by rvm 494 comments

* if the port is already used by another application, smplayer may hang on startup (it's not really hung, but the window is not visible). This happens if the server doesn't respond anything to what smplayer says.

you can use something like:

1. launch smplayer
2. smplayer check if port 8000 by smplayer.. (expect reply "smplayer" at 8000)
3. if "smplayer" is replied from port 8000 then load the second file into the 1st_instance
4. if "smplayer" is not replied from the port then "start a new session" with different port number by changing default port number to an (unsued port number) randomly. - Mar 21 2007
SMPlayer

Video Apps by rvm 494 comments

version 0.2.35

Loading a new file, sends smplayer into background (window focus is not for smplayer)

Please let SMPlayer become "Active application" (or active window or bring front) when a new (second) file is loaded while smplayer is running.

when a new file is loaded, smplayer should come forward as active application/window. thanks ;) - Mar 21 2007
SMPlayer

Video Apps by rvm 494 comments

instead of asking user to switch to "x11" as video driver..

SMPlayer can automatically switch to "X11" video driver and grab the screenshot and then switch back to "XV"..

this way the screenshots grabbing will be very user-friendly.

BTW, on my NVidia Geforce FX 5200, using XV video driver i can grab screenshots.. without switching to X11 video driver.. - Mar 19 2007
SMPlayer

Video Apps by rvm 494 comments

Another example of IPC usage is in KDE's unique application support. When a KUniqueApplication is started it checks first for other running instances of the same application and if there is one it sends a message to the running instance via IPC to show itself.
The primary IPC mechanism for applications in KDE4 is D-Bus, which is a popular system used by a variety of software today. Qt4 provides a set of intuitive and stable bindings to D-Bus in the form of C++ classes. This series of tutorials introduces D-Bus as well as covers how to use the Qt4 D-Bus API. This particular article describes the high-level concepts in D-Bus and leaves the details of how one uses these features and functionality to the articles that follow.

KUniqueApplication, i think uses DCOP which is KDE3 only feature..

you can use QT-DBus binding to reuse existing instance..
http://techbase.kde.org/Development/Tutorials/D-Bus/Introduction


http://doc.trolltech.com/4.2/qapplication.html

Even if it works with QT4 only in smplayer, then that will suffice as QT4 is the present and future of KDE.. - Mar 19 2007
SMPlayer

Video Apps by rvm 494 comments

You can use "ps -ax |grep smplayer" to get the PID or process ID and kill it..

Kill it with "kill -9 PID"

and load a new instance... this is ugly..

and you can ask QT devel mailing list or at QT irc.. for KUniqueApplication replacement for QUniqueApplication.. just guessing ;) - Mar 19 2007
SMPlayer

Video Apps by rvm 494 comments

Yeah, there is a way..

follow this:

1. make a file ksmp.sh
2. enter the value "killall -KILL smplayer; smplayer "$1"" into ksmp.sh
3. chmod +rx ksmp.sh (make it executable)
4. edit smplayer.desktop (kmenu)
5. change smplayer %f to "ksmp.sh %f"
6. now it will work as expected.. the existing application will be killed and a new instance is created.

I know this is the not the best way to load a file into an existing running instance. still it works ;) - Mar 19 2007
SMPlayer

Video Apps by rvm 494 comments

rvm please consider this wishlist..


avoid SMPlayer opening another instance when is already open and you click on one asociated file?

if smplayer is already running use that instance to open all files..

thanks. - Mar 19 2007
SMPlayer

Video Apps by rvm 494 comments

for me.. It is the default Video Player.. I removed all other video players ;) except kmplayer which is required for embedded "streaming"..

Reasons:

0. Loads Videos a lot faster than other frontends much like mplayer..
1. SMPlayer is a lot responsive than any other player.
2. full-screen switching is fast..
3. Subtitles rock with smplayer ;)
4. Feels like using the REAL stuff (mplayer) shortcuts etc... :)


will smplayer support embedded streaming capability in Konqueror and/or Firefox???

that would be great!!! thanks! - Mar 19 2007
SMPlayer

Video Apps by rvm 494 comments

5. Save file/stream as file..
This is really required to save Online TV, Music to disk for later playback.

6. Video settings -> brightness, contrast, hue, saturation.. allow setting default "Equalizer" values..

Not just that: I request Default settings in the "Settings Dialog" for:

A. All Video settings (as from RMB (right-click))
a. Aspect Ratio
b. Fullscreen
c. Compact mode
d. Filters
e. Deinterlace
f. Equalizer

B. All Audio Setings (like in right-click menu)

a. extra stereo
b. karaoke..

C. All settings which can be made Default in SMPlayer.. :)

Thanks. - Mar 18 2007
SMPlayer

Video Apps by rvm 494 comments

in the Settings of smplayer:

1. options to enable/disable [x] filters like "add noise", etc.. when a new file is loaded.

2. option to set default sound volume..

3. Shortcuts much like kde apps.. smplayer can convert user-defined shortcuts to mplayer specific. Just like you have shortcut "ctrl+x" for 'q' of mplayer.

making it more KDE like will of course help..

4. drag-and-drop from firefox, much like kaffeine or xine..

thanks. - Mar 18 2007
SMPlayer

Video Apps by rvm 494 comments

can't drag and drop links from the site to kicker or kmplayer or kplayer or kaffeine (works in playlist only) or most of the KDE applications..

seems to be a problem with DnD standard compatibility with QT and GTK

tested: only kwrite and konqueror file manager accepts drag and drop from firefox... - Mar 17 2007
SMPlayer

Video Apps by rvm 494 comments

http://smplayer.sourceforge.net/streams.html

I confirm that drag&drop works with the above site.. perfectly!

I have frugalware current.. kde 3.5.6

perhaps, there's conflict (old files laying around) with the "upgrade" of your smplayer to latest version in your system. - Mar 17 2007
SMPlayer

Video Apps by rvm 494 comments

http://smplayer.sourceforge.net/streams.html

I could drag and drop urls from the above site.. with SMPlayer 0.2.28..

from which site u are trying to drag and drop a url? - Mar 17 2007
SMPlayer

Video Apps by rvm 494 comments

Thanks brother, It's really nice to see nifty and great features you are adding to SMPlayer... That's very sweet of you :)

I love it... thanks :) - Mar 17 2007
SMPlayer

Video Apps by rvm 494 comments

kplayer is good.. but have u seen the configuration and weird behavior when window is resized or mouse scrolling which causes the window to enlarge or shrink instead of forwarding or backwarding the movie as we expect with mplayer frontend..

maximizing and resizing kplayer window is bothersome to the vision.. it is visually repulsive..

smplayer will.. I hope support kio-slaves, perhaps a --qt-only and --with-kde options would help for non-kde and kde users respectively. - Mar 16 2007
SMPlayer

Video Apps by rvm 494 comments

I can access other movies by menu -> Browse -> Titles-> 1,2,3...

I expected that smplayer should switch to next title when ">>" is clicked. - Mar 16 2007
SMPlayer

Video Apps by rvm 494 comments

This is the first frontend which makes me feel that I'm really using MPlayer instead of some stupid player.

Almost all shorcuts of mplayer works with smplayer, which is wonderful.

DVD Support seems to be incomplete where there are MULTIPLE movies on a single dvd.

I appreciate your efforts and keep up the good work! :) - Mar 16 2007
Kalcul

Education Apps by lane 4 comments

Thank you very much for Kalcul. I was hoping for some software which could help me master mental calculations.

It should be part of KDE 4 Edu packages :) thanks again! - Feb 09 2007
Dragon Player

Video Players by eean 278 comments

without required features how can codeine be usable???

what's missing..?
subtitle support.

Please support subtitles in codeine.. - Dec 31 2006
LitConverter

Utilities by murat 5 comments

setup.py..?? how to install..? a little readme would help in the archive. thanks. - Dec 29 2006
LitConverter

Utilities by murat 5 comments

Thanks Murat for LitConverter, it is indeed required for KDE users. :) - Dec 29 2006
KBookRipper

Utilities by paddlaren 4 comments

You could have asked k3b developers for this part.. metadata!

you should create a wishlist for k3b..

If it works then indeed it is good :)

congrats! - Dec 27 2006
Kubuntu with Suse Kickoff Edgy Elf 6.10

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by Ruffinius 52 comments

Thanks friend for providing kubuntu deb package.

I wish, there were 2 more options:

1. Fonts Size (I'm unable to change the font size kcmshell fonts won't help)
2. the "My Computer" tab should open "/media" instead of "media:/"

the way kubuntu handles media:/ as /media is just awesome. is it possible to change that in kickoff's system section in the "my computer" tab, that to replace with'/media' instead of media:/ please..

thanks.. - Dec 17 2006
and shareaza and ares just work fine with wine.. in kubuntu.. - Dec 17 2006
Kubuntu with Suse Kickoff Edgy Elf 6.10

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by Ruffinius 52 comments

i think he has only updated the screenshots..

the wallpapers are from http://interfacelift.com/ - Dec 16 2006
Improved close button (mockup)

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by kukling 10 comments

you know it is annoying if things just won't happen as expected. double click could be taken as single click, or someone might press the button for too long to minimize it...

alternatively if we want to save the "button space", we could use "one expandable button" > clicking on it will show the available buttons and there we go with the options in just 2 clicks... - Nov 20 2006
PSXRip

Emulation by nir-j 8 comments

first of all thank you thinking about PSX!!!

The Logo of PSXRip is different from official PS LOGO, so, no problem there.

I also dump the iso, i use these commands:

to RIP:
cdrdao read-cd --read-raw --datafile my_game_rip.bin --device /dev/hdc --driver generic-mmc-raw my_game_rip.toc

to WRITE:
cdrdao write --eject --speed 4 --device /dev/hdc --driver generic-mmc my_game_rip.toc


thanks for making the frontend :) - Nov 14 2006
Plastik Laptop

KDE 3.x Window Decorations by KMJ 20 comments

because since KDE 2+, there's a nice window decoration called laptop, with wide buttons. those are really easy to click on and feels great.

Laptop win deco suits with kde classic style or b3 style.

Plastic does needed this one, though as it would not suit the latest plastic style. - Oct 07 2006
konqueror location bar resizing (feature request)

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by warrob 12 comments

use konqueror quick filter:
http://www.kde-apps.org/content/show.php?content=22720

run this:
tar -jxvf 22720-konq_quickfilter.tar.bz2 -C ~/.kde

and restart KDE session. The location bar automatically resizes. - Sep 28 2006
KPack (package installer)

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by sabby7890 18 comments

any slackware .tgz package contains binaries and libraries (including devel).

1. it is a tar.gz file
2. to install -> tar -zxvf -C / (root)

3. there's a folder "/install" which contains a script file "doinst.sh" which creates symbolic links and removes when uninstalled.

if we extract the slackware packages on '/' (root) then it is like installing. and executing the /install/doinst.sh will create symbolic links etc., required.

To remove, just delete the files which are present in the tgz files in the filesystem and remove the symbolic links which are present in doinst.sh file.

that's it. - Jul 09 2006
"MS Word" - KWord Toolbar Style

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by maarizwan 14 comments

>Is MS Word so good. No, Never.

Yes, it already is. want a list...? here it is:

0. Neat Interface: Start MS Word, and start typing. Start KWord and you are welcomed with an UGLY looking "Create Document" dialog. The very first impression matters!

1. Printing: MS Word Prints a lot better than KWord (because KDE print system don't know how to use postscript fonts for true type fonts). Advantage: MS word documents look prettier on Paper! Kword documents sucks!

2. Formatting: Paragraphs can be divided into column. There's no such option in kword. Though oowriter has it.

3. Copy/Paste: Copying pasting from Internet Explorer to MSword will *retain* every bit of formatting. Whereas KWord loses all formatting which is copied from Konqueror. oowriter+firefox is better. Advantage: MS Word/ OOWriter saves your time and effort. KWord makes you work longer and harder.

4. MS Word/ OOwriter can work with documents with HUNDREDS of pages. KWord cries/stalls when you open a big document with images and large number of pages. KWord is inefficient! Even KWrite will handle huge documents!

Need more..? Try MS Word and discover yourself.

Even with these GRAVE Bugs/Missing features, I still love KWord! I want KOffice to supercede MS Word and Openoffice.org in features and functionality.

be realistic, don't dream dude! - Jun 09 2006
"MS Word" - KWord Toolbar Style

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by maarizwan 14 comments

it seems that it's not your reason but your hate towards microsoft telling that.

Just look at OOwriter, Swriter, Textmaker, Abiword, and other Word Processors, you'll find Similar interface to MSWord.

KWord's toolbar is different and pretty unfamiliar compared to other Wordprocessors as users who's been using other word processor tries to use kword will find it absolutely annoying.

Kword toolbars are too many which can be included in 1 toolbar is provided in 3-4 toolbars (font, paragraph, formatting, file). that's bad looking.

Also look at KSpread toolbar and MSExcel toolbar, you'll be surprised that KSpread Toolbar is almost identical to MS Excel. really!

> Voted bad
Thanks. appreciate that.

BTW, did you try this, before commenting? or just jumped to conclusion, "if it's microsoft then it's evil!!!" ;) - Jun 09 2006
"MS Word" - KWord Toolbar Style

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by maarizwan 14 comments

Thanks :) - Jun 08 2006
"MS Word" - KWord Toolbar Style

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by maarizwan 14 comments

That's exactly the reason I started modifying the KWord toolbars. Paragraph toolbar, format toolbar, font toolbar, all are just scattered. It was causing me difficulty to format and work with documents. So, I attempted some copying of M$ Word toolbar layout which is very well thought of and usability wise is pretty good. - Jun 07 2006
"MS Word" - KWord Toolbar Style

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by maarizwan 14 comments

on a second thought, it seems that strike-through is not used frequently, and also it makes kword toolbar look good. will fix that in version 1.1. thanks though. - Jun 07 2006
"MS Word" - KWord Toolbar Style

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by maarizwan 14 comments

right, but i don't wanna make it dumb, if someone wants to use strikethrough, he'll be in difficulty.

The idea is to make it easier for both KWord and MSWord users. - Jun 07 2006
Dragon Player

Video Players by eean 278 comments

files which are present in * system:/media/hdd * are not playable with codeine.

but codeine can play files from media:/hdd

that's strange.

could you please implement system:/ ioslave support. - May 16 2006
Dragon Player

Video Players by eean 278 comments

Especially the media:/ ioslave support is superb.

What I like about codeine:

1. very very responsive movie slider.
2. Playback restore
3. media:/ ioslave support :)
4. codeine icon, that's a nice icon.

thanks! I appreciate your work :) - May 12 2006
KBFX Silk (KBFX 0.4.9.3.1)

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by sirajr 613 comments

please add this patch to kbfx 0.4.9.1 so that slackware, arch, frugalware linux flavors could compile kbfx.

the patch is here:
http://aur.archlinux.org/packages/kdestyle-linspireclear/kdestyle-linspireclear/automake_patch.diff

usage:
------
cd kbfx-0.4.9.1
patch -p1 < automake_patch.diff
make -f Makefile.cvs
./configure && make && make install - Apr 23 2006
KBFX Silk (KBFX 0.4.9.3.1)

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by sirajr 613 comments

13. The submenu entries are not alphabetically sorted! it is annoying to find "xmms on top" and "beep media player" at the bottom of multimedia submenu. - Apr 19 2006
KBFX Silk (KBFX 0.4.9.3.1)

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by sirajr 613 comments

I have few complains with kbfx 0.4.9.1:

1. menu height is way too small (only 340 pixels) it should be at least 500 pixels!

2. icons are missing. Remember icons help identify menus and submenus. reading text and names of menus are too tiring for eyes!

3. run command should have a GO button to execute the command using mouse click! or make the 'Find' icons clickable to run the command entered.

4. scroll up should be placed above the submenu list

5. scroll down should be placed below the menu list (just above the logout/lock screen buttons)

6. "Add More to " wastes space! either it should be placed as the last option or removed completely from sphinx menu.

7. The 'Description' is taking too much vertical space. there should be a way to toggle on/off that Description of application!

8. Clicking on the menus to view the submenu is very annoying! hovering should do the job.

9. The main menu should be of 32x32 size instead of 16x16.

10. The submenus should be of small size (22x22) as there are more items in submenus than the main menu.

11. Why not create out own menu using the .desktop files like the pcoslinux KDE menus.

12. why not hide the empty menus like 'sciences', Edutainment etc. or better copy the kmenu's entries to sphinx menu. - Apr 19 2006
Nookie Theme for KBFX 0.4.9

Kbfx Startmenu by nookie 3 comments

the height is way too small only 340 pixels high.

the sphinx menu should be at least 530 pixels to be able to look good.

please try sphinx with 500 pixels! please! - Apr 19 2006
KBFX Silk (KBFX 0.4.9.3.1)

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by sirajr 613 comments

kbfx 0.4.9.1 is just amazing! the animated effects are superb. those kind of effects should also be used to:

1. logout -> zoom a dark rectangle
2. lock screen -> a lock zooming to screen
3. menu sliding-> clicking/hovering on a menu should animate it. (like kopete's smooth scroll)

and why don't we put the "Scroll up" and scroll down" at top and bottom of menu? if "scroll down" is placed at the last menu entry then it would be easier to click/hover, when there are no mouse wheels!

Good luck!!! - Apr 19 2006
KBFX Silk (KBFX 0.4.9.3.1)

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by sirajr 613 comments

please add this patch to kbfx 0.4.9.1 so that slackware, arch, frugalware linux flavors could compile kbfx.

the patch is here:
http://aur.archlinux.org/packages/kdestyle-linspireclear/kdestyle-linspireclear/automake_patch.diff

usage:
------
cd kbfx-0.4.9.1
patch -p1 < automake_patch.diff
make -f Makefile.cvs
./configure && make && make install - Apr 19 2006
K-Menu-Button switch

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by TOD 3 comments

yes the default kmenu.png will be changes not kbfx, as i can get from the scripts. - Mar 31 2006
Nice Metabar Theme

Various KDE 1.-4. Styles by maarizwan 7 comments

thanks, but could you suggest a good icon for Links section? - Mar 26 2006
Kopete

Chat & Messenging by mattr 100 comments

you're right, it won't connect to yahoo, but connects to msn.

beta is behaving like alpha ;) - Mar 14 2006
Kopete

Chat & Messenging by mattr 100 comments

0.12 beta1 is not connecting to yahoo :( - Mar 14 2006
KGtk (Use KDE Dialogs in Gtk Apps)

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by CraigD 453 comments

That's what I really hate about gnome/gtk applications, the file open/save dialog.

thank you... - Mar 07 2006
KBFX Silk (KBFX 0.4.9.3.1)

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by sirajr 613 comments

Slackware 10.1 with KDE 3.5.1
-----------------------------
vistabar.cpp:435: error: variable declaration is not allowed here
vistabar.cpp:437: error: request for member `convertToImage' in `userPixmap',
which is of non-aggregate type `QPixmap ()()'
vistabar.cpp:433: warning: unused variable `KIconLoader*iconload'
vistabar.cpp: In member function `void vista::mouseOverItemSlot(QListBoxItem*)
':
vistabar.cpp:464: warning: unused variable `VistaListBoxItem*_item'
vistabar.cpp: In member function `void vista::startAction(QListBoxItem*)':
vistabar.cpp:477: warning: format not a string literal and no format arguments
vistabar.cpp: In member function `void vista::textSlot(const QString&)':
vistabar.cpp:520: warning: unused parameter `const QString&x'
vistabar.cpp: At top level:
listboxhover.xpm:2: warning: `char*listboxhover[85]' defined but not used
menuright.xpm:2: warning: `char*menuright[263]' defined but not used
make[3]: *** [vistabar.lo] Error 1
make[3]: Leaving directory `/root/kbfx-0.4.8/kbfxvista'
make[2]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
make[2]: Leaving directory `/root/kbfx-0.4.8/kbfxvista'
make[1]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/root/kbfx-0.4.8'
make: *** [all] Error 2
-----------------------------

spnix look too good :) but can't compile kbfx from cvs also :( - Jan 26 2006