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12.9.4. Kaffeine

Kaffeine is a media player that can play streaming content, DVBs, DVDs, and CDs. To get streaming content over the web, you need a Mozilla plug-in for the program, which is available from http://sourceforge.net/project/downloading.php?groupname=kaffeine&filename=kaffeine-mozilla-0.2.tar.bz2&use_mirror=internap. For more information about Kaffeine generally, refer to the JuK website at http://kaffeine.kde.org/

12.9.4.1. Using Kaffeine Media Player

The first window that opens contains five shortcut icons:
  • Play Playlist takes you to a current playlist.
  • Audio CD encoding will help you rip tracks from a CD.
  • Play Audio CD plays a CD.
  • Play DVD plays a DVD.
  • Play VCD plays a VCD.
On the left side of the window are four small icons:
  • The KDE icon,'' on top, brings up the first window, wherever you are in the program.
  • The Kaffeine icon opens the Player Window .
  • Clicking the next icon opens the Playlist .
  • The disc icon' takes you to the Play CD window that lists the details of the CD.
The toolbar along the bottom of this window allows you to Play , Pause , Skip Backward or Forward , Stop , and Adjust the Volume .
The top menu panel has:
  • File which allows you to Open a File , URL or Directory , Open a DVD , VCD , Audio CD and Network Broadcasting . You can also Save Stream , Save a Screenshot , Quit with Options , or Quit .
  • From the View menu you have the options for the Full Screen Mode , Minimal Mode , Toggle Playlist/Player , Enable Auto Resize or Keep Original Aspect .
  • Selecting Player gives you the option to Play , Pause , Stop , go to the Next track or Previous track, Fast Forward , Slow Motion , and Jump to Position . You can also Navigate a DVD , CD , Video , configure Subtitles , access Track Info and enable or disable Plugins .
  • The Playlist drop-down lets you Shuffle , Repeat , Download covers , Clear Current Playlist , start a New Playlist , Import , Save or Remove a Playlist .
  • Settings allow you to select a Player Engine (Xine or GStreamer), choose the Toolbars , Configure Shortcuts , Toolbars and Kaffeine Player , and to set xine Engine Paramenters .
  • Clicking Help > Kaffeine Player Handbook or pressing the F1 key, opens the manual.

 
 
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