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[Discuss] kmplayer

dan moylan <jdm at> writes:

> i downloaded kmplayer in an attempt to listen to a file sent
> by my son of his new bagpipe music.  when i tried to use it
> i had odd results:
>   moylan 2017[1039] kmplayer pom-test.wma
>   KGlobal::locale(): Warning your global KLocale is being
>   recreated with a valid main component instead of a fake
>   component, this usually means you tried to call i18n related
>   functions before your main component was created. You should
>   not do that since it most likely will not work "sni-qt/1831"
>   WARN  14:28:53.794 void
>   StatusNotifierItemFactory::connectToSnw() Invalid interface
>   to SNW_SERVICE kphononplayer -cb :1.915/master_0
>   Terminated
> the computer locked up and i was only able to recover by
> ssh-ing in from another and killing kmplayer.  i don't
> understand the warning i received.
> any suggestions?

Run mplayer directly rather than this seemingly broken attempt at
wrapping it in kde stuff. Or maybe run mpv instead. Some prefer that to
mplayer. It has a nice feature where you can keep track of where you
left off in a movie by pressing `Q' instead of `q' to exit, which I
don't think mplayer has implemented yet.

I've never understood the value of a fancy UI for a video player when
you're usually going to want to watch your movie full screen.

Mike Small
smallm at

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