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Old 09-01-2004, 11:49 PM   #1
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Problem haveing xine open a media file when I double click on it.


I have Xine installed, all the lastest versions with gxine as the front end. If i open xine and play a file, it plays fine. If i double click on the file and have it open xine when I do that to play the file, xine loads and immediatly disappears from my screen. It's almost like it crashes out.

any ideas?

Also, an a side note, i have the codecs installed to play wmv files, and a few play ok. But I have many that do not. Under root with xine, they will play fine, but logged in as a user, they will not play, just make xine disappear like what happens if i double click a file.

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Old 09-02-2004, 12:25 AM   #2
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right click on the media file and choose edit filetype (i'm assuming this is in kde). look at the command you're using when clicking on the file. is it xine? if so, try changing that to gxine. iirc, the xine command looks to start xine-ui. if you don't have xine-ui, then it makes sense that clicking on the file would do nothing as xine is trying to start with it's default ui frontend and closing out because it's not there.
 
Old 09-02-2004, 12:28 AM   #3
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thanks for the quick response. I'm using FC2 with Gnome. I have set the file type to automatically open with gxine. When I click on it, xine loads completely and i see the xine window for a split second, then it disappears. I don't understand why it would be any different if the program is already open or if you open it in conjuntion with a file.
 
Old 09-02-2004, 12:33 AM   #4
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well that's odd, at least to me, that xine would open up if you've set the filetype to open with gxine. as far as behavior goes, that shouldn't happen (at least not logically). the gxine frontend should be attempting to open, not xine-ui (it looks as if xine-ui is trying to open since you're seeing the xine splash screen). i don't use gxine though, nor gnome, so i can't say for sure that the behavior isn't right. i did have gxine installed once though (tried using it in kde), and i don't remember it opening up xine's (via xine-ui) splash screen.
 
Old 09-02-2004, 12:35 AM   #5
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If i open gxine with that command in a terminal, the same xine screen splashes and the program works fine. I think it is loading ok but for some reason, it kicks out once it gets loaded and trys to play the file. At least thats what it looks liek to me. Is there any kind of a log file to watch that would be of use?
 
Old 09-02-2004, 12:53 AM   #6
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the only thing i can think of is to check your gxine preferences to see if they have a logging feature. sorry i can't be of more help, but i just don't use gnome to know enough whether or not they have a global logging feature for applications opened in gnome. in kde, i know there's a couple of places i can check.
 
Old 09-02-2004, 12:56 AM   #7
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sorry i can't be of more help
the help you are giving is better than no help. I'll check for any log files or whatnot. I'll also note that the player does the same thing with wmv files, even if i open the player first, then open the media file, it'll just disappear. Its really odd. I always think that if i have a problem, then someone else has had it to. Usually i'm right on this and eventually a solution will present itself.
 
Old 09-02-2004, 01:00 AM   #8
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just a question, but is there anything wrong with xine-ui? maybe install xine-ui ( i recommend version 0.99.1 as the latest one caused complete system hang) and have the filetype use xine for the command to open the file with. maybe it's just gxine.
 
Old 09-02-2004, 01:02 AM   #9
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can i have both installed at the same time without conflict? If so, i'll give it a whirl.
 
Old 09-02-2004, 01:03 AM   #10
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yeah, you should have no conflict having 1 or more frontends installed. i've got xine-ui and kaffeine installed.
 
Old 09-02-2004, 01:04 AM   #11
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ok i'll try it (i have to finish the movie i'm watching though). Thanks for the suggestion. I'll report back if that worked or not.
 
Old 09-02-2004, 03:09 AM   #12
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Well, I got it figured out. Cough this one up to the I.D. 10 T user error. During all of the times I was changing default programs, there was an option listed that was gxine 0.3.3 in the list that said "not in menu" well I had added my own gxine to use, and that didn't work. So installed xine's ui and that seemed to work fine (althougth I didn't like the looks of it as much), but when I went in to make xine-ui as a default loader, I browsed throught the options some more and found out that you can change it so the gxine 0.3.3 that was there would be the default for such files. As soon as I did that, I doubled clicked on a file and low and behold, it worked. I wonder why the one that was listed worked, but not just using gxine as the command? Thanks for all your help though. I still have the problem with the wmv files not loading properly. They play fine in mplayer and in gxine if logged into root, but not in gxine if i'm logged in as a user. After installing the xine-ui, i decided to try those files in xine, and instead of crashing and disappearing, it just seemed to lock up. Had to close it manually. The more of these little kinks I get worked out, the more likely I'll move in with the penguin. lol

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Old 09-02-2004, 06:45 AM   #13
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The GNOME file association system is a total mess, so I'm not surprised you had problems with it.

The next version of GNOME which is in beta now has a *much* improved system, and so issues like this should disappear in future.
 
  


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