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Does KDE Multimedia Need Improvement?

Subject: Does KDE Multimedia Need Improvement?
Date: Fri, 26 Oct 2001 21:13:51 -0500
From: Robert Tilley <tilleyrw@cfl.rr.com>
To: debian-kde@lists.debian.org

For multimedia playback on Windows I use the normal system program (which I
can't think of at the moment because it's been more than a week since I was
in windows).  On Linux, running KDE I use XMMS with the smpeg plugin because
it allows easy window-size changes.

On a Windows 2000 platform, I can watch mpeg videos full-screen-size and
catch more nuances of action as opposed to watching the same video under
Linux at 480*320 (or whatever that smallest size is).

What factor allows Windows, a bloated and buggy product, to play video
effortlessly as compared to Linux?  I actually prefer to view some of my
favorite music videos under Windows because the playback is much smoother and
the sync'ing of the audio and video is much more exact.

Do I need to ditch KDE and use a lightweight wm for for multimedia?  I would
use noatun (KDE Multimedia Player) but that program doesn't allow
display-window size-changing.

Any information as to what I may be doing wrong is most welcome.
Comments and information are appreciated.
Flames, rants, and other miscellany are routed to /dev/null.

Robert Tilley, tilleyrw@cfl.rr.com


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