This only happens when you star a video via keyboard shortcuts (Ctrl-0 to Ctrl-5). Then the video starts playing from the beginning again (also when not playing it). Does not happen when clicking on a star on the sidebar.
OS: Linux (x86_64) release 2.6.34-0.slh.10-sidux-amd64
Version 0.6.2 is reaaaaaally old. Are you sure the version info is correct? If so, you really need to update.
Current SVN, sorry.
The bug tracker does not recognize the version information correctly.
I suppose that you is on preview mode (F3)
This does not only happen when starring but also if there are still photos downloaded to that folder. So if one e.g. downloads photos and videos to a folder and wants to watch the videos in it before that last pictures were downloaded, the video playback is restarted after every new picture that was downloaded to the folder.
Forgot: using digikam svn Rev: 1165909
This is also true for other actions like having selections of photos to assign tags to etc. I've changed the title to a more general form.
SVN commit 1217515 by mwiesweg:
Do not restart playing if currently playing the same ImageInfo
M +11 -0 mediaplayerview.cpp
WebSVN link: http://websvn.kde.org/?view=rev&revision=1217515