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_UnPrEdictAbLe_ 09-03-2004 04:42 AM

How to preview Audio and Video in KDE?

I am using FC2 with KDE(the version which came with the FC2 release).

I just wanted to know how do I preview audio and video files in KDE? I mean, basically, if I mouse over a *.wav file, it automatically plays its preview. How to make it work for MP3(as that is the most prominent format).

Also, if there is a way to allow Video preview(with MPLAYER?)

Another matter, basically, I use XMMS for audio and MPLAYER for video, so in doing this preview thing, I just dont want to disturb the settings(like double clicking video plays it in mplayer and double clicking audio queues it in XMMS), so please tell me a workaround for that too.


bestofmed 09-03-2004 04:56 AM

ok, u should know that FC2 does not have mp3 support because of patents issues.

KDE support by default the mp3 & avi formats for playing and previewing (in konqueror of course) by the version included with FC2 doesnt.

So I think U should replace your KDE desktop with another one (e.g. the latest version of KDE) so you gain new version and multimedia files support.

Try it

_UnPrEdictAbLe_ 09-03-2004 05:04 AM

Hmmmm......... well I am waiting for KDE 3.3 to release Fedora RPM.
I just dont wanna risk it with compiling the source.

Anyway, is there no shortcut ? And I never tried a KDE upgrade, is it same like any other package/application? Also, will it retain the settings of current KDE?


paulinimus 09-03-2004 05:47 AM

Dont worry about compiling the source. There are makefiles included for KDE are there not?

_UnPrEdictAbLe_ 09-03-2004 06:00 AM

I mean, if I mix up RPM with source installs then basically its difficult to remove and upgrade.

I mean its fine to remove a small application software or even kernel for that matter installed directly from source, but KDE will kind of spread in a lot of directories, and then I wont have an option to upgrade, remove, rollback, etc.

Noone is contributing to the KDE mirrors by adding a RPM for Fedora.

Btw, is there a way to convert the source to an RPM, so that I can use that to install, and maybe remove later....??

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