movie previews in konqueror or dolphin

James Tyrer jrtyrer at
Wed Nov 4 08:18:24 GMT 2009

Marcelo Magno T. Sales wrote:
> Em Terça-feira 03 Novembro 2009, Rick Miles escreveu:
>> On Tuesday 03 November 2009 18:23:58 James Tyrer wrote:
>>> Rick Miles wrote:
>>>> I just upgraded to kde-4.3.2. I note since this upgrade from 
>>>> kde-4.2.4 dolphin and konqueror I do not have movie previews in
>>>>  place of icons even though they are set for previews. The 
>>>> thumbnail generator is working as I do have previews when I do
>>>> a mouseover of any mpg file.
>>>> Suggestions would be appreciated
>>> You have to enable previews of video files.
>>> In the "General" section, "Previews" tab check: "Video Files". 
>>> Also note the general file size limit at the bottom of the page.
>>>  IIUC, increasing this to the maximum does not take up more
>>> memory, but simply takes more time to process the thumbs (but
>>> only once for each thumb).
>>> This is working on my system (4.3.3).  I have thumbs for files 
>>> which are dated 10/21/09.
>> Thanks James,
>> I didn't kotice I had to select what I wanted previews for. I don't
>>  recall that being necessary before this upgrade. I have previews 
>> now.
> Is this new in KDE 4.3.3? I have 4.3.2 installed and there is not a 
> checkbox to preview videos. I can preview several types of files, but
>  not videos.
I don't think that it is new.  However, you need to have MPlayerThumbs
and MPlayer installed.

James Tyrer

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