[PyKDE] PyKDE: Playing a video file

Jim Bublitz jbublitz at nwinternet.com
Tue Apr 12 00:06:01 BST 2005

On Monday 11 April 2005 15:33, Fabien Meghazi wrote:
> Hi all,
> I would like to play a video in a frame, the video could be mpeg,
> ffmpeg, xvid, ... or even a DVD source. Some time ago I heard about
> xine lib integration in KDE. I don't know if it was about a kpart
> integration or only the choice to use xine lib for KDE multimedia
> apps. Anyway I would like to know what is the best way to integrate a
> video viewer into a PyKde application. Is it possible with PyKde or
> should I use something like PyMedia ?

I can think of a couple of things to try:

1. qxembed - there's an example in PyKDE/examples

2. If there's a a KPart for xine or kaffeine or one of the other players, 
PyKDE supports importing KParts.

3. DCOP would possibly be a way to control a player (if it exposes a DCOP 

4. As I recall, xmms can be controlled just by issuing command lines (eg - via 
os.system()) - haven't checked to see if any other media apps have done 
anything like that.

I'm not familiar with PyMedia.

I don't recall anything in kdelibs to support multimedia. It's probably 
possible to do bindings for other libs if necessary (although it's probably 
not something I could get to personally in the near future; you can get help 
doing that on this list).


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