Dragon Player
Video
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Description:

Dragon Player is a video player for KDE 4 that focuses on simplicity
and easy of use. It is the successor of Codeine, a player for KDE 3.

It is now available in gutsy-backports, check out the Dragon Player website if you use Kubuntu.
Last changelog:

13 years ago

2.0.1
Removed the locking of the volumeSlider if the mute is active

2.0.0
Fixed issue where if the user ESCed the play media dialog it wouldn't reappear.
Pressing 'M' causes mute
Return to the logo when playback is explictly stopped
New Icon
Fixed crash on double click in KPart Bug #157579
The volumeSlider is locked if the mute is active

2.0-rc1
Fix status bar title disappearing on window resize
Can turn off subtitles
Can revert to the 'auto' audio channel
Save subtitle and audio channel selection
New DBus API under /Player and /TrackList. A full implementation of MPRIS.
Fix pausing and then playing causing the window size to revert.
A new smart "Play Disc" button that plays whatever kind of media is inserted and
if more then one disc is inserted it lets you pick which disc to play.
As a result, Video CD's and Audio CD's are now experimentally supported.

2.0-beta1
Fix hang on close when paused
Restore cursor hiding over the playing video widget
Restore video settings widget (contrast, brightness), as a sidebar instead of a window.
Restore KPart
Save video settings
Audio channel selectable
Volume slider toolbar. Volume saved globally, not per-file.
Imported Amarok's runtime-selectable debug() system

2.0-alpha1
New maintainer: Ian Monroe
Renamed to Dragon Player
Ported to Qt4, KDE4 and Phonon. Many feature regressions. None of Codeine's bugs though... a whole new set!

jameschyn

4 years ago

Slim player, but When playing movie, No sound in trueHD DTS FLAC5.1 etc. I have installed
gstreamer0.10-fluendo
gstreamer0.10-bad
gstreamer0.10-ugly
gstreamer0.10-good
gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg.
Any ideas ?

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YAFU

5 years ago

Please add support for subtitles. .srt, .sub, etc. If it possible, different subtitle fonts and position, fps change, shadow, etc.
For a user who does not speak English, a video player without support for subtitles, is not a player.
Thanks!

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jlacroix

6 years ago

Hi there, I'm hoping you can help me out with something. I am using Arch Linux and recently Dragonplayer was updated, and ever since then, it displays the chapter information on the bottom of EVERY video. For example, it may have the text "Chapter 1" on the bottom of the video, and it stays there, and never goes away! Other Linux video players do not do this.

I've googled this but have yet to find an answer. I even checked Dragonplayer's help menu. Is there a keyboard shortcut or something to get rid of this? I could use other video players but like Dragon the best.

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PxPert

6 years ago

Hi,
I've just made a small patch against dragonplayer (KDE 4.6.0) that adds crop to window functionality, fell free to include it into main project if you like it!

http://kde-apps.org/content/show.php?content=138071

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zuargo

8 years ago

Hi I reproduced an avi video and dragon player crashed, here the message that the system sent:

http://fpaste.org/paste/19849

I use Fedora 11, KDE 4.2.4 and Dragon Player 2.0

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andreaskai

8 years ago

Is it possible to write the time from the start to the position I'l show and then the time to the end. Like Amarok will use it?

with the bar I'can see that I'l show 60% of the movie, but I can't say 30min.

Thanks

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JMB

8 years ago

Is there a way to force Dragon Player to use overlay instead of textured video? I get terrible tearing in all video applications in textured mode. My laptop has an Intel 945GM card and it's apparently impossible to make vsync work properly...

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rajputraj

9 years ago

Sorry, but i hvn't tried the latest version.
It would be better, if video won't resize when we touch the sliders (Track or volume). It's annoying.

and one bug (may be already resolved in new version)- player crashes if you keep pressing full screen key "F" for couple of seconds.

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dienadel

9 years ago

I don't know if this is implemented, but, the only control i miss, is the volume one. Note i haven't tested the last release yet.

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jdbausch

9 years ago

under codeine, if you click somewhere on the slider track the slider moves there.

under dragon, it skips a bit forward or backward.

is there some way to configure the slider track to work as it did in codeine? it is one of the main features I use in a media player.


thanks

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eean

9 years ago

This might be implemented in Dragon Player released with KDE 4.1. I was kind of waiting to see what people liked, I wasn't sure.

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jdbausch

9 years ago

obviously a player must be able to play its media correctly.

other than that I have only 2 features that drive me to a player:

1 - the slider behavior I mentioned (jump to click location, not jump ahead/back)

2 - open new videos in new windows (allowing multiple videos playing at the same time)

so cast my vote for that behavior!

thanks

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jamms2xx

9 years ago

...and if i were to use Dragon, i'd prefer the way that the slider functions currently, as in most instances,(casual video watching), i find i'll want to rewind/fast forward "a bit"; rather than to a specific second. oftentimes i'll miss something in the video, and clicking a slider to scrub to the appropriate moment can be quite cumbersome. am i wrong, or is the function still there with click and drag?

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jdbausch

9 years ago

True, most players in Linux perform that way. It not necessarily so on other platforms.

the arrow keys on the keyboard should jump you forward and back. it is actually much easier to use them for that purpose. (no mouse aiming)

and since there is a simple and effective way to skip, I think the slider should be used for click to location. Dragging the slider is much more of a pain, and there is no other way to aim for a specific point in the timeline, it just makes more sense to me for click to location.


I imagine that this is counter to the design of dragon (keeping it very simple) but perhaps an option for the slider?

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cofffeine

8 years ago

If I'm not wrong you can jump to a specific location using the middle mouse button.

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deadbabylon

9 years ago

Packages for the upcoming Fedora 9 (a.k.a. rawhide) are available here in the development repository or here:
http://koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/buildinfo?buildID=31627

A "scratch build" for Fedora 8 (which also needs kdelibs4) is available here for the next week (check date of this post):
http://koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/taskinfo?taskID=355636

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bsander

9 years ago

Any chance of implementing a minimal mode (hide status/toolbars, etc.) in Dragon Player? That would really make it complete!

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kdefish

9 years ago

Yes, that would be cool. It should also auto-hide windows-decorations!

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eean

9 years ago

I don't plan on it. Amarok used to let you hide the menu bar and such, but people would do it accidental and then not know how to get it back.

Just use fullscreen mode if you want to fully watch the movie, otherwise honestly the toolbar and such isn't taking up too many pixels.

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bsander

9 years ago

Well, I disagree. Sometimes I'm streaming a football match or a tv show while browsing or working. Using minimal mode in combination with keeping the window above all others really rocks in those situations, keeping as much of my other program visible as possible.

I understand your concerns about there being no UI in minimal mode, but what about showing the toolbar at mouseover, in the same way as happens now in fullscreen mode? That way it won't confuse anybody, right? :)

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logixoul

9 years ago

+1 from me.

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prizident

9 years ago

you can have an option to toggle fullcompact view in the context menu, like in kaffeine. Nobody will be confused

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eean

9 years ago

Then use Kaffeine? Personally when I want a minimal player I just launch mplayer from konsole. Use the right tool for the job.

Any additional feature that is added to Dragon Player has to either require no additional default buttons or options (like I'm thinking of showing some metadata when playing an audio file) or is one that is required to have access to a movie (external subtitle file support).

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logixoul

9 years ago

fair enough.

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jamms2xx

9 years ago

OH, but after using Dragon- i don't want to use Kaffeine!!! but i watch vidcasts, movies etc. via playlist--- Dragon would be perfect, even if there was a separate playlist application for it-- if there was no way fit it into the interface. I respect the work gone into the user experience, and sticking to goals, but I can't justify 2 separate apps for one purpose. I understand if Dragon as a project is stone here, but HUGELY disappointed, and honestly a little hopeful Kaffeine will take a few interface cues from Dragon.

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13 years ago

2.0.1
Removed the locking of the volumeSlider if the mute is active

2.0.0
Fixed issue where if the user ESCed the play media dialog it wouldn't reappear.
Pressing 'M' causes mute
Return to the logo when playback is explictly stopped
New Icon
Fixed crash on double click in KPart Bug #157579
The volumeSlider is locked if the mute is active

2.0-rc1
Fix status bar title disappearing on window resize
Can turn off subtitles
Can revert to the 'auto' audio channel
Save subtitle and audio channel selection
New DBus API under /Player and /TrackList. A full implementation of MPRIS.
Fix pausing and then playing causing the window size to revert.
A new smart "Play Disc" button that plays whatever kind of media is inserted and
if more then one disc is inserted it lets you pick which disc to play.
As a result, Video CD's and Audio CD's are now experimentally supported.

2.0-beta1
Fix hang on close when paused
Restore cursor hiding over the playing video widget
Restore video settings widget (contrast, brightness), as a sidebar instead of a window.
Restore KPart
Save video settings
Audio channel selectable
Volume slider toolbar. Volume saved globally, not per-file.
Imported Amarok's runtime-selectable debug() system

2.0-alpha1
New maintainer: Ian Monroe
Renamed to Dragon Player
Ported to Qt4, KDE4 and Phonon. Many feature regressions. None of Codeine's bugs though... a whole new set!

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