[Digikam-users] Playing videos in V5

Gilles Caulier caulier.gilles at gmail.com
Sun Jul 24 08:29:53 BST 2016

GStreamer support for video files is optional while Qt5Multimedia
compilation. Ask to packagers to take a care about. I have to make the same
with Mageia 6 distro few month ago, when Gstreamer 0.10 to 1.0 have been

Note : Qt5 and GStreamer 0.10 is the hell. GStreamer 1.0 AND Qt >= 5.6 must
be used.

Gilles Caulier

2016-07-24 9:18 GMT+02:00 Stuart T Rogers <stuart at stella-maris.org.uk>:

> I know I've asked this before but I am still unable to get anything other
> than sound for videos in digikam.
> Initially openSUSE Tumbleweed had the wrong compile options which stopped
> the thumbnail from displaying, this has been resolved and now the
> thumbnails are displayed.
> I have asked on the TW forums and had it confirmed by one user there that
> his videos play OK so obviously I am missing something but we have compared
> what we have installed and so far have not found I am missing anything. The
> videos can be played in any player I have installed including Totem
> Kaffeine and VLC so the relevant codecs are installed. I have all the
> relevant gstreamer and QT%Multimedia packages installed. I have started
> digikam from a console window but none of the message which appear seem to
> show any errors.
> So what I would appreciate is some help in debugging this to get to the
> root of the what I need to install or configure.
> Stuart
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