Video thumbnails - what does it need? (I forgot...)

Gilles Caulier caulier.gilles at
Thu Feb 23 20:49:40 GMT 2017

DK 5.3.0 use Qt5Multimedia. In background under Linux GStreamer codecs are
used. Good luck, GStreamer is a big maze and i personalty lost a lots of
time to be able to see something working properly with video.

So no way with GStreamer runtimes. It's a waste of time. And it's not
possible to bundle the AppImage with GStreamer. So 5.3.0 bundle do not work
with video...


Now 5.4.0 is back with NO Qt5Multimedia support. We use now QtAV framework
in place for video and audio. In background, ffmpeg codecs are used WITHOUT
runtime dependencies. This permit to bundle the application as well, WITH
video support...

Voilà ^2


Gilles Caulier

2017-02-23 17:42 GMT+01:00 jdd <jdd at>:

> Le 23/02/2017 à 15:13, Daniel Bauer a écrit :
>> Hi,
>> After upgrade to OpenSuse 42.1/KDE plasma 5, my digikam 5.3.0 does not
>> show video thumbnails anymore.
>> I know I had to install something additional, but I forgot what...
>> Can somebody remind me, please?
> try with the very las appimage (5.5)
> may be it works
> jdd
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