Dragon Player in kdereview, proposed move into kdemultimedia

Anne-Marie Mahfouf annemarie.mahfouf at free.fr
Wed Jan 16 23:23:18 GMT 2008

Hi all,

Thanks Ian for answering so quickly!

I am all for including Dragon Player in kdemultimedia: it's a light and 
easy-to-use app that does its job playing videos. There is no video player 
currently for KDE as default. I think it would fit well in kdemultimedia!


Le Wednesday 16 January 2008 10:39:23 am Ian Monroe, vous avez écrit :
> On Jan 16, 2008 12:43 PM, Anne-Marie Mahfouf <annemarie.mahfouf at free.fr> 
> > Hi Ian,
> >
> > I had a look at Dragon Player and I found that to report bugs, one sends
> > you a mail. I dislike this because 1) there is no feedback for the sender
> > (did you receive the mail?) and 2) there's no way to follow up on the
> > bug/wish report. I find it OK for crashes like amarok does
> > Can you at least register a Product on bugs.kde.org for DP?
> Well yep, that would be part of moving into kdemultimedia.
> > My 3 wishes after using Dragon Player:
> > - volume: I did not find the slider on the right, I simply did not look
> > there. Suggestion: move the time slider on bottom and out the volume
> > slider there instead. No need for a volume icon. (I mistook the time
> > slider for the volume one)
> This has already been changed, for the reasons you list. There is now
> a volume button, which opens up a vertical volume slider sidebar.
> > - the Play button: the window that asks you what file you want to play is
> > very annoying. Especially as I wanted simply to replay the video.
> > Suggestion: play should play the opened file
> I wasn't really sure which way to go on this so left it as it is and
> to see if anyone had an opinion. :) So yea, when a video is over it
> probably shouldn't be unloaded.
> > Remark: Play Media... maybe as I am not an English native, I find "media"
> > weird, like it restricts playing DVDs.
> Well media is a word that encompasses all sort of stuff, not just
> physical objects. But I'm certainly open to ideas.
> > - Playing a sound file: could DP show the album artwork if it's present
> > instead of Konqi?
> We are planning to have some sort of display for when an audio file is
> playing, showing various metadata. Perhaps the cover if that's
> available in the file, or maybe stealing it out of Amarok.
> > That's all for now, I added the doc path in the .desktop file,
> Thanks!
> > Anne-Marie

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