[Digikam-users] Playing videos in V5

Stuart T Rogers stuart at stella-maris.org.uk
Mon Jul 25 11:12:57 BST 2016

OK to answer both Gilles and jdd

To open the video I do what I always did in V4 which is double click on 
it and it expect it to open and play in the preview part of the main 
display which is what it has always done in V4 - in V5 it plays the 
video sound but the preview window shows all the thumbnails not the video.

Secondly the openSUSE version did not have the correct compile options 
for QT5Multimedia so once that was corrected the proper thumbnails 
appeared for the video clips and the video should play. One of the 
openSUSE forum members confirmed that for him he can get the video to 
play, although it is not clear exactly how he did this as he does not 
normally use digikam and just tested it for me.

If I right click on the video thumbnail and use open with and choose a 
video player then the video plays but externally to digikam in that 
players own window.

Now unless V5 has changed how it works I expected the video to play in 
the preview part of the digikam window.


On 25/07/16 10:48, Gilles Caulier wrote:
> 2016-07-25 11:40 GMT+02:00 jdd <jdd at dodin.org <mailto:jdd at dodin.org>>:
>     Le 25/07/2016 à 11:12, Stuart T Rogers a écrit :
>         I have been doing a little more digging and apparently
>         gstreamer-0_10
>         seems quite old and I was able to un-install it with no problems
>         so now
>         I have only gstreamer 1.8.2 installed with all the appropriate
>         plugins
>         etc and yet I still have the problem in digikam.
>         So I guess I still need some help in debugging this if anyone
>         has any
>         ideas please?
>     two things:
>     * for what I understand from the Gilles answer, digikam have to be
>     compiled with special options to connect to gstreamer.
> No. Only Qt5::Multimedia depend of GStreamer under Linux. That all.
> The only option in digiKam is about to support Qt5::Multimedia.
> Gilles Caulier
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