KDE DVDAuthor Wizard

Video Apps by meneerdik 219 comments

This happens when the script returns a value unequal to zero. It will do this when it fails. Could you please open a konsole window in the directory where the install files are located and run:

./DVDBuilder.sh ; echo $?

You can post the output, or email it to me. The last line of the output should only contain '0'. - Aug 14 2005
KDE DVDAuthor Wizard

Video Apps by meneerdik 219 comments

Did you try the menu generation too? People reporting problems is really nice, but success stories are welcome as well! - Aug 12 2005
KDE DVDAuthor Wizard

Video Apps by meneerdik 219 comments

Could you please run DVDBuilder.sh from the command line and send me the output?

It checks if all required software is installed. When this is not the case, it will tell you by showing a dialog and commit suicide.

You do have kdialog installed?? If not, it won't show you anything except Could Not Run DVDBuilder.sh. - Aug 11 2005
KDE DVDAuthor Wizard

Video Apps by meneerdik 219 comments

In fact, these file associations should work with all desktop environments that support FreeDesktop.org standards. - Aug 10 2005
KDE DVDAuthor Wizard

Video Apps by meneerdik 219 comments

I never tried running Kommander dialogs outside KDE. But I have no idea how that could NOT work.

If you have Kommander installed, Konqueror should have a file association with 'kmdr-executor', which can load and execute .kmdr files. - Aug 10 2005
KDE DVDAuthor Wizard

Video Apps by meneerdik 219 comments

The access rights of the main script were not set correctly. It should work with version 0.91... - Aug 10 2005
DVD Rip-O-Matic

Video Apps by meneerdik 125 comments

That is a distribution problem. Can't help you there. You can also run the Kommander Editor from the KDE Menu and run the wizard from there. - Aug 09 2005
DVD Rip-O-Matic

Video Apps by meneerdik 125 comments

Editing the wizard and changing the device path is easy. But you can also make a symlink from /dev/dvd to the location where your ISO is mounted. - Aug 09 2005
DVD Rip-O-Matic

Video Apps by meneerdik 125 comments

Please run

mencoder -ovc help

from the commandline. It displays a list of encoders that is supported by your mplayer/mencoder version. I guess your mplayer version was built without support for XviD encoding. - Aug 09 2005
DVD Rip-O-Matic

Video Apps by meneerdik 125 comments

Please run

mencoder -ovc help

from the commandline. It displays a list of encoders that is supported by your mplayer/mencoder version. I guess your mplayer version was built without support for XviD encoding. - Aug 09 2005
DVD Rip-O-Matic

Video Apps by meneerdik 125 comments

Nice one.. I will add a 'low process priority' checkbox to the wizard. - Jun 06 2005
DVD Rip-O-Matic

Video Apps by meneerdik 125 comments

I will consider adding an option 'Unlimited Space' to the storage media list which rips the movie at maximum quality. - Jun 06 2005
DVD Rip-O-Matic

Video Apps by meneerdik 125 comments

DVD Rip-O-Matic can generate shell scripts that do the ripping. So, you can run these scripts as background processes at night if you like. You can also concatenate multiple scripts and run them all sequentially while you are away. - Jun 06 2005
DVD Rip-O-Matic

Video Apps by meneerdik 125 comments

Well, there is nothing in DVD Rip-O-Matic that controls A/V sync. MEncoder is responsible for doing this.

Please try a different version of MPlayer/MEncoder. - Jun 06 2005
Nuvola

Icon Sub-Sets by dave 245 comments

The tray icons for the KOrganiser alarm daemon and Klipper are too similar.

It happens about twice a day that I click the wrong icon.

Otherwise, an amazing icon theme! - May 27 2005
MiniDV Assembler

Video Apps by meneerdik 11 comments

You guys are silent these days... :)

Some feedback would be much appreciated! - May 11 2005
DVD Rip-O-Matic

Video Apps by meneerdik 125 comments

Thanks a lot for your feedback! Always happy to hear that things are working as they should.

Most of the improvements you suggested are on my to-do list, for as far as they don't complicate things too much. DVD Rip-O-Matic should stay as simple as possible, while still flexible enough to get the most common ripping jobs done. - Mar 22 2005
DVD Rip-O-Matic

Video Apps by meneerdik 125 comments

I have not made the jump to KDE 3.4 yet, so I cannot test or reproduce anything.

Also, the KDE DVD Authoring Wizard has not been publicly released yet (although it is downloadable from my site) because there are some cases of 'ugly programming' that could lead to lots of people running into trouble. As soon as things get solid, I will announce it here on kde-apps.org and try it on KDE 3.4 myself. - Mar 22 2005
imgSeek

Graphic Apps by nieder1 7 comments

This version crashes when the locale is set to "nl_NL".

Output:

Starting imgSeek, please wait ...
Version 0.8.5rc1
Detected locale: nl_NL
--------- Traceback ------------------
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/bin/imgSeek", line 26, in ?
from imgSeekLib import imgSeekApp
File "/usr/lib/python2.3/site-packages/imgSeekLib/imgSeekApp.py", line 2853, in ?
dirs.insert(-1, os.path.join(qtdir, "translations"))
NameError: name 'dirs' is not defined
--------------------------------------
You have found a bug, please help us by submitting the text above and a precise description of how you caused it to "http://imgseek.sourceforge.net/bugs" - Mar 14 2005
Album Shaper

Graphic Apps by wstokes 37 comments

I wish DigiKam was more like this application. The usability of Album Shaper is top notch. Especially the 'Edit' part is brilliant. So simple.

One bug: When I want to choose a directory to save the album to, it won't let me select a directory. Maybe you mixed up a directory chooser with the 'save-as' dialog.

Suggestion: It took me quite a while to discover how to set an image for the album. It might be better if you always display the album image and allow the user to change it by clicking on it. The default album picture could be an empty picture with the words 'Click to change' on it.

One more suggestion: Add "what's this" balloons to each GUI element that pop up on mouse hovering, explaining how to use each GUI element.

Idea: How about an image printing application that works quite like Album Shaper (Maybe you can re-use code), but creates photo collage PDF files for printing? That's really something I'm still dreaming about. - Mar 14 2005
DVD Rip-O-Matic

Video Apps by meneerdik 125 comments

Maybe you use the new Kommander Release Candidate on stable KDE?

Anyway, please ask on the Kommander mailing list. They can tell you more than I can. The only thing I know is that it works perfectly on KDE 3.3.x with Kommander 1.0 (the Kommander version that comes with KDEWebDev 3.3.x). - Mar 14 2005
DVD Rip-O-Matic

Video Apps by meneerdik 125 comments

libdvdread: Encrypted DVD support unavailable.

Looks like you don't have the deCSS library installed... - Mar 10 2005
DVD Rip-O-Matic

Video Apps by meneerdik 125 comments

This is a KDE 3.4 problem. - Mar 10 2005
DVD Rip-O-Matic

Video Apps by meneerdik 125 comments

Make a symbolic link called '/dev/dvd' which points to your real DVD device. - Mar 08 2005
DVD Rip-O-Matic

Video Apps by meneerdik 125 comments

Could you please post the output of the command:

tcprobe -i /dev/dvd -T 1

there might be something wrong with your transcode install. - Mar 08 2005
DVD Rip-O-Matic

Video Apps by meneerdik 125 comments

As you can see when you start Install.kmdr, the application is installed to /usr/bin/kommander/DVDRipOMatic by default. - Mar 08 2005
DVD Rip-O-Matic

Video Apps by meneerdik 125 comments

I try to target my software at unexperienced users who are unable to setup an application like this. More experienced users can do perfectly without a GUI, as has been illustrated by the desktop-link solution.

Experienced users who still want to have a GUI are invited to start developing Kommander applications themselves. For anyone who can write simple Bash scripts, Kommander is really easy to learn. - Mar 07 2005
DVD Rip-O-Matic

Video Apps by meneerdik 125 comments

Are you all using Suse Linux by any chance?

You can check if your mplayer is capable of XviD encoding by typing

mencoder -ovc help 2>&1 | grep xvid

in a Konsole. If this command does not print anything, your mplayer version is missing XviD and you should seach for a version that includes XviD support, or compile it from source. If the command prints this:

xvid - XviD encoding

then your mplayer should work perfectly. - Mar 07 2005
Metabar

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by FJR 249 comments

Sometimes the scrollbar does not appear so you can't reach the bottom part of the sidebar.

It would be great if the metabar could be completely customisable, in the sense that the user can add any command (with the folder of filename as argument) as an action to the metabar. For every action, the user should be able to specify what objects should have that action. For example, you could add a command that shows a slideshow of a directory with images. This action would only be available if the user is browsing in a 'folder with images in it' object. - Mar 07 2005
DVD Rip-O-Matic

Video Apps by meneerdik 125 comments

It seems that some distro's (Suse and some others) don't have the KDEDIR environment variable set. Version 0.91 of DVD-Rip-O-Matic fixes this by asking the user to provide the KDE base path. - Mar 07 2005
DVD Rip-O-Matic

Video Apps by meneerdik 125 comments

Looks like your mplayer has XviD support turned off, maybe you even don't have XviD installed at all. - Mar 07 2005
DVD Rip-O-Matic

Video Apps by meneerdik 125 comments

Buy a better drive, or slow it down using the hdparm utility. - Mar 07 2005
DVD Rip-O-Matic

Video Apps by meneerdik 125 comments

Another possibility is that you downloaded an older version from my website, which used the avisplit utility from transcode, which can lead so sync problems on the second (and third) disk of the rip.

My personal website is from now on in sync with kde-apps.org. - Mar 07 2005
DVD Rip-O-Matic

Video Apps by meneerdik 125 comments

Was it an NTSC or a PAL DVD? The NTSC television system is a disaster, and ripping a NTSC DVD can lead to lots of problems, if it works at all. - Mar 07 2005
DVD Rip-O-Matic

Video Apps by meneerdik 125 comments

Clicking on 'Install.kmdr' is a lot easier.. - Mar 07 2005
DVD Rip-O-Matic

Video Apps by meneerdik 125 comments

Hmm.. I don't know about this one.. It looks like it has a few dependencies that are not included by all Linux distro's. Correct me if I'm wrong please.

StreamDVD has only one dependency (DVDAuthor). It lacks features like DVD menu generation, but that could be added by writing a Bash script. - Mar 05 2005
DVD Rip-O-Matic

Video Apps by meneerdik 125 comments

Yes, I do. The plan is to create a GUI for 'streamdvd' in the same style as DVD Rip-O-Matic. Should be very easy to do with Kommander.

Just be patient.. :) - Mar 05 2005
DVD Rip-O-Matic

Video Apps by meneerdik 125 comments

Which Kommander and KDE version? - Mar 04 2005
DVD Rip-O-Matic

Video Apps by meneerdik 125 comments

DVD Rip-O-Matic does not use exotic XviD options, so chances are that when you have a DivX certified DVD player, the XviD files produced by DVD Rip-O-Matic will work. But you never can be sure until you feed one to your player! - Mar 04 2005
DVD Rip-O-Matic

Video Apps by meneerdik 125 comments

What exactly do you mean? tcprobe failed on your system because of missing dependencies? That sounds like a package management problem to me.

I can imagine you get a "Unable to read from DVD device at /dev/dvd" message when you don't have the right DVD reading libraries installed. Maybe I should include a hint in the error message that says you might be missing these libraries? - Mar 04 2005
DVD Rip-O-Matic

Video Apps by meneerdik 125 comments

Please report this problem to the Kommander developers. It may be a problem in the new KDE 3.4 version of Kommander. I have not tested DVD Rip-O-Matic under KDE 3.4 yet. - Mar 04 2005
DVD Rip-O-Matic

Video Apps by meneerdik 125 comments

I can't think of anything else except that you linked the wrong /dev/ entry to /dev/dvd. Please try playing a DVD using the -dvd-device option of mplayer like this:

mplayer dvd://1 -dvd-device "/dev/your-dvd-device"

This will only work correctly when you provide the path to the correct DVD device. Use this to find out which device your DVD device is. - Mar 04 2005
DVD Rip-O-Matic

Video Apps by meneerdik 125 comments

You should run 'Installer.kmdr'. This dialog calls the Install.sh script with the proper parameters.

I will include a README in the next release to explain this better. - Mar 04 2005
kio-locate

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by arminstraub 178 comments

Thanks a lot for incorporating these ideas in your KIO Slave! I can't wait to give it a try!

I added this wish to the KDE bug database:

http://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=94765

If someone can implement this, we could have the locate KIO Slave do the searching when using the file browsing profile, and use Google when using the webbrowsing profile. Maybe you could add a comment there and vote for it.

By the way, did you offer your KIO Slave for inclusion in kdebase? It would be great to see it in KDE 3.4. - Dec 11 2004
kio-locate

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by arminstraub 178 comments

One more suggestion:

Could you please have the KIO Slave add itself to Konqueror's list of search engines? I would like to be able to choose your KIO Slave as default search engine when I enter a 'nonsense' URL in the location bar. - Dec 09 2004
kio-locate

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by arminstraub 178 comments

I see that new users have trouble finding files with your locate kioslave, because they don't remember the case of the filename. They need to try searching for both "mynewpicture" and "MyNewPicture" to find what they are looking for.

Maybe it makes more sense to search case insensitive by default. Maybe you could use case sensitive search only when the search keywords contain mixed upper/lower case characters. - Dec 09 2004
Set CD-ROM Speed

Utilities by mkosmul 15 comments

Nice idea, this app. Most people don't even know it's possible to set CD-ROM speed.

Developing Kommander apps is so fast and easy, I love it.

I'm working on a few Kommander apps myself, like a DVD Ripper, video capture/edit tools, DVD Authoring tools, an animated DVD menu generator, etc. This is my secret little project, none of these have been released yet. So, don't tell anyone! :) - Nov 22 2004
Virtual Filesystem

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by meneerdik 30 comments

Yes, you're right. The rating system is not really good. Though it's kind of funny to become the second most popular submit in history in a matter of days.. :D

I posted this thing exclusively on kde-look.org, because there's no code. Yet, it shows up at kde-apps.org. What's going on here?? - Nov 15 2004
Virtual Filesystem

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by meneerdik 30 comments

I attempts to provice a single consistent interface to browse all local and remotely operating KIO slaves.

I don't think features like browsing remote computers (SSH/SFTP/HTTP...) will fit nicely into the sidebar. - Nov 13 2004
Virtual Filesystem

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by meneerdik 30 comments

Of course you can still select any URL as the default URL for file browsing, just as you can do that now.

But IMHO it may be better to choose the locations:/ URL as default, because it has better usability for new users. Power users can always revert to the usual file:/home/username. - Nov 13 2004