__/ [ John Bailo ] on Tuesday 23 May 2006 07:52 \__
> Just used Kaffiene after upgrading to SUSE 10.1
> You've come a long way baby!
> This version is far closer to the very congruent Amarok for audio.
> Good playlists, great quality images.
> Worked right just after installing media rpms from PackMan (via the new
> Software Updater).
What I love about Kaffeine are some arbitrary vital features such as "play
entire directories" (descending recursively and scanning for media). Only
yesterday, in another Linux NG, someone sought such a feature, but ended
up with mplayer from comman-line with wildcards. I told his to explore
Kaffeine, which is maturing and adopting code from elsewhere. It just
needs some codec RPM's to become perfect.
Another good feature of Kaffeine, which I am sure benefited from re-use,
inheritance and GPL'ism, is that videos are played seamlessly. There is
neither latency nor overhead. Amazing! I wonder if Kaffeine can finally
use some nice themes such as the ones you find in mplayer and xine, among