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Kaffeine is currently a KDE3 application although it runs with no problems under KDE4. No code (even alpha) has
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Kaffeine is currently a KDE3 application although it runs with no problems under KDE4. Looks like kaffeine4 here http://websvn.kde.org/trunk/extragear/multimedia/kaffeine/ is under development.
been released for the KDE4 port, and the authors claim that they require new features in Phonon, although this
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The authors claimed a while ago that they required new features in Phonon, although this
has been disputed by none other than Aaron Seigo. See http://dot.kde.org/1166377123/1166385374/1166438293/
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was disputed by Aaron Seigo. See http://dot.kde.org/1166377123/1166385374/1166438293/
 
and http://hftom.free.fr/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=18.
 
and http://hftom.free.fr/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=18.
  

Revision as of 10:52, 16 September 2008

Kaffeine is a very versatile KDE media player that, by default, utilizes Xine as its backend. It has a simple but intuitive interface (example screenshot) and is easy to setup. Amongst its list of supported formats are CDDA, VCD, DVD, .... and, since versions >0.5, it also provides full DVB support:

  • TV and Radio
  • Time Shifting
  • Recording -- including unattended recording
  • Network streaming (transmission and reception)
  • EPG, EPG-driven recording timers, OSD EPG now and next.
  • AC3
  • DVB subtitles
  • HDTV (mpeg2). Kaffeine will display HDTV delivered over DVB-S (e.g. BBC HD on Astra 2 at 28.8 degrees East). To use multithreaded ffmpeg decoding set the xine option video.processing.ffmpeg_thread_count equal to the number of CPUs, ie. 2 for a Dual-core or 4 for a Quad-core (in the GUI it is in Settings/Xine engine config/Video/Advanced). BBC HD -- working with occasional crashes. LUXE HD -- audio only, but recorded files are playable with mplayer.
  • Remote control
  • Handles multiple devices of any type (DVB-{C,S,T} and ATSC1 ).... and even if you have only one DVB device, Kaffeine can simultaneously play and record different channels within a same transponder).
  • Handles mutiple frontends on a single device (for example a multi-standard card supporting say DVB-S and DVB-T).
  • Channel scanning on multiple devices/frontends, and multiple satellites.
  • Channel favourites lists.
  • DiSEqC 1.x switches, DiSEqC 1.2 rotors and USALS type goto longitude feature.
  • Supports both Low and High level CI.
  • KDE application style, rather than set top box (like MythTV or VDR)


Kaffeine is currently a KDE3 application although it runs with no problems under KDE4. Looks like kaffeine4 here http://websvn.kde.org/trunk/extragear/multimedia/kaffeine/ is under development. The authors claimed a while ago that they required new features in Phonon, although this was disputed by Aaron Seigo. See http://dot.kde.org/1166377123/1166385374/1166438293/ and http://hftom.free.fr/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=18.


Note 1: Scanning with ATSC hardware is supported since version 0.8.7. For older versions, to configure tuning support for ATSC devices, refer to the directions contained in this thread.


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