[kde-linux] Media metadata suddenly no longer show in tooltip or file properties!

Thomas McGuire thomasmg at web.de
Tue Jul 26 17:53:31 UTC 2005

On Tuesday 26 July 2005 05:54, Joe Crollard wrote:
> Hi.

> I have no idea why this changed..but normally in konqueror, when I'd hover
> over an mp3 or ogg file, it would display some metadata in the tooltip. You
> know..like 'artist' 'album' 'date' etc would be there... Now, it's no
> longer doing this. Instead, it's just showing general file info...like
> filesize, filename, and such.  Does anyone know how to get this back?
> this is a kde problem or not.  I'm on SuSE 9.3 with KDE 3.4.  If some sort
> of package could be broken or missing, please tell me.  I really need some
> help.  Also, just to get this out of the way...tooltips are enabled in the
> 'configure konqueror' settings.  So they SHOULD show, however they do not.
> [..]
> As I said, maybe a package needs to be reinstalled, that contains files to
> make this this stuff happen? If so..what package?
The meta information for sound files (artist, album, ...) which should be 
shown in the tooltip and it the properties dialog are in 
kdemultimedia/kfile-plugins. So you should install the kdemultimedia 
However, SuSE 9.3 does not ship with MP3 support due to license issues, 
perhaps their kdemultimedia packages are crippled. This means you have to 
find the package from somewhere else, maybe even compile it yourself. Try 
searching at google for SuSE MP3 package or something like that, I know you 
can get unofficial packages for SuSE 9.3 from certain sites with full MP3 

Oh, and make sure under Settings->Configure Konqueror->Previews & Meta 
Data->Select Protocols->Local Protocols the "file" and the "media" protocol 
are selected.

Next time you post to kde-linux make sure to start a new thread, not reply to 
an old one. You did reply to the "no sound" thread and changed the subject 

Hope that helps,

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