#16 seek controls are non-functional

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2004-07-06
2004-03-01
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Hello. All of kplayer's seek controls (Forward, Fast
Forward, Backward, Fast Backward, Back to Start) are
disabled and nonfunctional for me. The corresponding
keyboard shortcuts also don't work.

The progress toolbar is usually not shown. Under
"Settings", "Show progress toolbar" is disabled.
However, the progress toolbar does occasionally appear,
when I change video files (I believe it is). When it
does appear, it's disabled, and then the next time I
change files it goes away again.

My versions and sources:

- kplayer 0.4.0, Debian package from ftp.nerim.net
- KDE 3.2, unstable CVS packages from ftp.snt.utwente.nl
- mplayer 1.0-pre3 compiled from source (same happens
with 1.0-pre2).

Any help appreciated.
Andrew.

Discussion

  • kiriuja

    kiriuja - 2004-03-01

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    Andrew:

    If the seek/progress toolbar is hidden and disabled it means
    that KPlayer could not detect the stream length. Even then
    the menu commands and the shortcuts should be enabled
    and working. If they do not it probably means that KPlayer
    could not tell the stream had started playing. The only way I
    could imagine this happening is if your MPlayer is compiled
    with non-English messages. If that is the case you could get
    English-language MPlayer from ftp.nerim.net. I will address
    this problem in 0.5.

    In any case please do the following:
    Run KPlayer from the command line (Konsole is fine, just set
    the number of lines it keeps real high, KPlayer is very
    verbose).
    Reproduce the problem.
    Send me or post here whatever shows up on the console.
    Do the above several times, for those same files you say
    make the progress toolbar appear/disappear.

    I hope I will be able to find the problem with your help and
    take care of it.

    Thanks for letting me know about the problem!

     
  • Andrew E. Schulman

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    Okay, I just viewed the following movies:

    HowardDean.mov
    CygnusXR-1.mpg
    President Clinton - The Final Days.mov
    delta-iv.mpeg
    Eli & Carey.avi

    Konsole output is attached.

    In all cases, the seek controls were disabled. The last movie I
    watched twice. At the end of the first viewing, the progress
    toolbar suddenly appeared. Before that, "Show Progress Toolbar"
    in the Settings menu was disabled. But after the toolbar
    appeared, "Show Progress Toolbar" was enabled-- although the
    seek controls were still all disabled.

    If I exit and restart kplayer, the progress toolbar is disabled
    again. Replaying "Eli & Carey.avi" makes it reappear again, at the
    end of the movie. This is repeatable.

    Let me know what else I can do to help track down this problem.

    Andrew.

     
  • kiriuja

    kiriuja - 2004-03-03

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    Great, thanks!

    Like I thought the thing is not detecting when a file starts
    playing... So I need one more favor. Please play one of the
    files directly with MPlayer from the command line and post
    the output. Thanks again!

     
  • Andrew E. Schulman

    mplayer output, watching "Eli & Carey.avi"

     
  • Andrew E. Schulman

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    mplayer.txt (attached) contains the results of

    $ mplayer ../movies/Eli\ \&\ Carey.avi > mplayer.txt 2>&1

    Note: since I filed the bug report, I've changed my mplayer
    version from one I compiled from source, to the Debian sarge
    package from ftp.nerim.net, version 1.0-pre2-sarge0.1. This
    shouldn't cause any confusion, since I see the same problem
    with any version of mplayer. If anything I would hope my
    kplayer would work better with my mplayer now, since they
    come from the same source.

     
  • kiriuja

    kiriuja - 2004-03-03

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    This is very interesting... Does your MPlayer ever display
    the playing progress on the console? Or do you have the
    -quiet option enabled somewhere? Can I see your
    /etc/mplayer/mplayer.conf and ~/.mplayer/config?

    Also, could you please post the contents of KPlayer message
    log for a couple of those files that have seeking disabled?

    Thanks!

     
  • Andrew E. Schulman

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    Yes, sorry, I did have 'quiet = yes' in my ~/.mplayer/config.

    And that was the problem! When I set 'quiet = no', my seek
    controls work again. Simple! Too bad it makes mplayer fill my
    console with garbage when I run it there... which was why I
    originally set 'quiet = yes' (then forgot about it). But this isn't a
    problem. Now that I have KDE and kplayer, I won't need to run
    mplayer much from the console any more.

    Thanks for your help. I suggest having kplayer somehow send
    'quiet = no' to mplayer.

     
  • kiriuja

    kiriuja - 2004-03-04

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    I wish it was possible to send the noquiet option to MPlayer.
    I will try it but I don't think it is possible. So this will go to
    the README right next to gui=no. Anyway, glad you are liking
    KPlayer! :-)

     
  • Andrew E. Schulman

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    I think we agree that it would be better just to take care
    of the problem for the user, instead of making him or her
    look for a README (or send you a bug report) when a problem
    comes up.

    According to the mplayer man page, invoking mplayer with a
    -noquiet switch should override any 'quiet=yes' options in
    the user's config files. Of course, I don't know how you're
    invoking mplayer-- maybe it's by some other API than the
    command line. But I would still expect there to be a way to
    set options.

    Anyway, thanks for the help, my problem is solved. And yes,
    kplayer is my regular media player now. It's the best I've
    found, and I've tried quite a few. Not to mention that it
    fits nicely with my KDE desktop.

     
  • kiriuja

    kiriuja - 2004-05-12

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    Turns out the -noquiet option actually exists and works,
    so I added it to the MPlayer command line. That change has
    been in the CVS for a few weeks now, so you can try it out,
    and of course it will go into the 0.5 release.

     
  • kiriuja

    kiriuja - 2004-07-06
    • status: open --> closed
     
  • kiriuja

    kiriuja - 2004-07-06

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    KPlayer 0.5 and later passes the -noquiet option to MPlayer.
    So I am closing this bug.

    Thanks for reporting the problem!

    --
    K

     

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