KMplayer for kdemultimedia

Mickael Marchand marchand at
Sun Feb 23 21:32:58 GMT 2003

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I guess kdeextragear would be a great place for it otherwise :)


Le Dimanche 23 Février 2003 22:20, Neil Stevens a écrit :
> On Sunday February 23, 2003 01:14, Alexander Dymo wrote:
> > Hello,
> > Looking at I saw that there is a kde wrapper to mplayer,
> > named KMplayer. It is written by Koos Vriezen <koos.vriezen at>.
> > According to it is a popular software. My personal
> > experience was very positive too - kmplayer is a stable app, though not
> > a feature-full.
> >
> > So I decided to ask a permission to include KMplayer to kde cvs as a
> > part of kdemultimedia distribution. IMHO KMplayer will fit well into kde
> > (it is a KPart). It doesn't use mplayer library, it creates mplayer
> > process and controls it. Comparing to xine-artsplugin it gives much more
> > configurability and flexibility (most likely due to mplayer excellent
> > keyboard control). Do you agree with me or is there another place for
> > KMplayer to be included?
> I don't think it'd fit in the KDE release.  Our goal is to have one system
> that all apps share, so things will work and act the same. Right now that
> system we use is aRts.
> There is now consideration of what system to use in KDE 4, but nobody has
> proposed mplayer for that (Nor did anyone volunteer to work on mplayer for
> the video system in KDE 3.1).   So it doesn't seem likely that mplayer
> will be the future choice, either.
> Now, if you wanted to write one or more playobjects based on mplayer,
> that'd be different.  Tying the stuff to one GUI is unfortunate, as it
> prevents the standard players and services from making use of it.

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