#11 RealMedia related issues

v1.0_(example)
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nobody
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2004-07-06
2003-04-12
Mark Stosberg
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Hello,

After installing Kplayer 2.0 into my KDE 3.1 installation, I
tried watching a RealPlayer movie. Instead of launching in
RealPlayer, it launched with KPlayer. However, KPlayer
couldn't play the stream, it just silently sat there. Here's
what I would like to happen instead:

1. If KPlayer can't play RealVideo streams like this, it
shouldn't update my preferences for that format.

2. If KPlayer is going to change my file associations, it
would be nice if asked me about what it doing at install
time. (I realize this may be a pain because of the different
packaging systems).

3. If a file is launched with Kplayer that it can't play, I think
it would be good interface to display an alert box
explaining that things aren't working out, instead of
stopping playback immediately, as if the movie was
playable, but empty.

Thanks!

Mark

Discussion

  • kiriuja
    kiriuja
    2003-04-12

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    > After installing Kplayer 2.0 into my KDE 3.1 installation, I
    > tried watching a RealPlayer movie. Instead of launching in
    > RealPlayer, it launched with KPlayer.

    This is only possible if the RealPlayer MIME type associations
    were not set up in KDE file associations dialog. I will double
    check, but most probably I will not be able to do anything
    about this.

    > 1. If KPlayer can't play RealVideo streams like this, it
    > shouldn't update my preferences for that format.

    KPlayer can play anything MPlayer can play. MPlayer can play
    RealAudio and RealVideo using a patch from live.com.

    > 2. If KPlayer is going to change my file associations, it
    > would be nice if asked me about what it doing at install
    > time. (I realize this may be a pain because of the different
    > packaging systems).

    I may add this feature when KPlayer gets a config dialog.
    Then the associations will not be updated at install time
    unless a distro-specific script does it, and the user will be
    able to update them at runtime.

    > 3. If a file is launched with Kplayer that it can't play, I
    think
    > it would be good interface to display an alert box
    > explaining that things aren't working out, instead of
    > stopping playback immediately, as if the movie was
    > playable, but empty.

    Error handling is on the ToDo list.

    Thanks for reporting!

    -- K

     
  • kiriuja
    kiriuja
    2003-04-12

    • summary: Real-Audio file association hi-jacked --> RealMedia related issues
     
  • kiriuja
    kiriuja
    2003-07-24

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    Error handling is working now. The current CVS version is
    slated to become the 0.3 release by the end of the first week
    of August, so please test it now.

     
  • kiriuja
    kiriuja
    2003-12-03

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    The current MPlayer, v. 1.0pre2, has much improved RealMedia
    playback. However, it still fails to detect and handle .ram
    playlists automatically. A workaround for now is to add the
    explicit -playlist option as the very last option to the
    Additional Command Line Arguments line on the Advanced page
    of the KPlayer Preferences dialog. But because per-file
    options are not yet supported, you will have to remove the
    option before playing any other file. This of course still
    needs improvement.

     
  • kiriuja
    kiriuja
    2004-07-06

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    Since MPlayer 1.0pre4 and later has much improved RealMedia support,
    so does KPlayer. If a URL fails to play, please verify whether it
    refers to a playlist file or not, then open the File Properties dialog
    and set the Playlist option correctly.

    More information in the Online Radio and TV with KPlayer Micro-HOWTO
    http://sourceforge.net/docman/display_doc.php?docid=23189&group_id=71710

    Also, since KPlayer does not use the InitialPreference setting in the
    kplayer.desktop file, KDE should place it at the bottom of the list
    of associated programs for each mime type KPlayer supports. If it does
    not then it would be a KDE bug. If RealPlayer is not on the list of
    associations, then it is a problem with your local setup.

    Thanks for reporting the problem!

    --
    K

     
  • kiriuja
    kiriuja
    2004-07-06

    • status: open --> closed