Version: unspecified (using KDE 4.3.5)
Hello, this wish is similar to this one about konqueror: https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=161320
The mkv container has been around a while now and is fast becoming common among many. It would be really nice if for example a home movie could have a png/jpg or whatever in it that was recognised by kde and displayed as the icon instead of the default file type icon.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open Dolphin
2. Go to a folder with mkv file
3. Click on thumbnails (Aperçu in french)
You see an icon of video file or an image of the movie if mplayerthumbs is installed (http://kde-apps.org/content/show.php?content=41180)
I would like to see image embedded in mkv file instead of file type icon or image from the movie.
I would like the same thing :)
Resetting assignee to default as per bug #305719
BTW, this is true not only for MKV/MKA files, but for MP4, MP3, AAC and others supporting covers. totem-video-thumbnailer (which is used in nautilus) uses cover images when these are available. And this is really good thing, since this way files are much more recognizable and have the same appearance across various operating systems. Due to this problem, I'd be glad to use totem-video-thumbnailer, but there seems to be no easy way (by editing .desktop files) to achieve this.
Please note that the thumbnailers, which are responsible for determining the image that is shown for each file when "Preview" is enabled, are not part of Dolphin. Therefore, it is impossible to implement what you want inside Dolphin.
Since you say that you use mplayerthumbs, I'll reassign the report there.
If adding this functionality to mplayerthumbs is not an option (I cannot comment on that because I'm not familiar with embedded cover art), an alternative solution would be that anyone who is interested in this writes another thumbnailer, which distros could pick up, or interested users could install on their system.
Not only mplayerthumbs is affected, but also ffmpegthumbs (kffmpegthumbnailer also).