movie previews in konqueror or dolphin

James Tyrer jrtyrer at
Wed Nov 4 08:56:54 GMT 2009

James Tyrer wrote:
> 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.
Note that what has changed is that MPlayerThumbs is now included in 
KDE-4.3 as of May 5, 2009 revision 963747.  So, you used to have to 
install it separately, but you don't need to anymore.  You still need 
MPlayer though which seems like a poor choice since you probably already 
have Xine and GStreamer installed.

James Tyrer

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