[KPhotoAlbum] KPA 5.1/GIT problems / ffmpeg

Andreas Schleth schleth_es at web.de
Tue Dec 27 13:11:05 CET 2016

On 26.12.2016 13:18, Martin Jost wrote:
> Hi Andreas,
> thanks for pushing me in the right direction.
> I got my crashing KPA fixed !
> The trick is to install "ffmpeg" !
> Regards - and a happy new year !
> Martin
Hi everybody,

this is interesting: I just checked my model installation with a few 

a) find some version of mplayer and install: this gives incomplete video 
thumbnail support, as only mplayer (1) is provided.
b) deinstall mplayer and ffmpeg, but leave the code libs there: no video 
thumbnail support
c) install ffmpeg instead of mplayer: this gives complete support for 
video thumbnails (at least, "check feature set" says so).

In my first install, I just had a lot of ffmpeg codec libs already on 
the system as they come with packages as vlc and audacious.  I think, a 
parallel install of the packman-version of vlc should be beneficial as 
it pulls in a lot of codec libs.

How is the status internally: is Mplayer2 really needed anymore?
Ffmpeg seems to the better option as it is under active development and 
seems to do just about everything except brewing coffee.


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