[Digikam-users] Digikam & video playback on OS X: solution
caulier.gilles at gmail.com
Sat May 16 22:40:11 BST 2015
2015-05-16 23:29 GMT+02:00 Jens Benecke <jens-digikam at spamfreemail.de>:
>> Am 16.05.2015 um 10:48 schrieb Gilles Caulier <caulier.gilles at gmail.com>:
>> 2015-05-16 1:10 GMT+02:00 Jens Benecke <jens-digikam at spamfreemail.de>:
>>> Hello everybody,
>>> I was going to post a question regarding how to get video playback with Digikam going on OS X. I have been playing with it for a couple months and this was one of the loose ends I needed to tie up.
>>> However, during writing of this post I stumbled on the answer by myself:
>>> just install the „gstreamer1-gst-libav“ and „gstreamer1-gst-plugins-good“ Macports packages in addition to what the macports-install script in Digikam’s Git repository already installs. :-)
>>> I hope it’ll help somebody! Maybe it can even be added as a dependency to Digikam’s Portfile.
>> Well, it's simple. Open a file in Macports bugzilla about to add the dependencies.
> Done. https://trac.macports.org/ticket/47749
>> I can add this dependencies into my macports scripts that i currently re-write in the way to make a bundle PKG. Please look here :
> Thanks! Will have a look.
> I plan on using the PKG as a ’stable version’ of Digikam for daily use and probably a Macports compilation for experiments - possibly under a different user account, we’ll see. Or not at all, who knows. :)
>>> Now I have one excuse less to get Digikam to replace iPhoto with my roughly 45’000 photos and 8000 video clips … ;)
>> Another VERY important tips :
>> - Under OS X, open file limit is drop to 256, which is an horse compared to Linux (typically 65536). If you start digiKam to scan a huge collection, you will overload quickly this limit, and digiKAm will be unstable or crash. To fix this problem, all is explained here: http://docs.basho.com/riak/latest/ops/tuning/open-files-limit/
>> - Under OS X, all KDE widget style are worse, excepted QtCurve which work like a charm. You must switch immediately to this king of style (Setup/Miscs digiKam config dialog), else GUI is unsuitable : Huge buttons, Fonts size not respected, worng color in GUI, etc.
> I did not have this problem when I compiled 4.10 from scratch. However, I had redraw problems that did not go away.
> However, they did go away when I started digikam using "—graphicssystem=native“.
yes, confirmed too. I will include this rules in startup script make
by PAckages application to build PKG.
> With QtCurve, however, the buttons overlaying the image in the preview window (next, pre, rotate, face tags) are not transparent as they were before. So they overlap some of the image always. Is it possible to change this?
>> I will try to fix these problems automatically with PKG installer. I work on it since 2 weeks now with huge progress, but at usual, the last percents are hard to fix…
> Great! :)
The new PKG version 5 is online to test. translations and docs are included now.
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