Description of problem:
Digikam 5.4 has been released for Fedora, but the Media support is not enabled for Fedora 24.
In Help > Component Information, "Media Player Support" is "No".
From this version, Digikam now uses QtAV framework for video support.
Video support is a compilation option.
(same problem for Fedora 25: see https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=375399 )
Cantfix unfortunately, upstream choice of using qtav (and nonfree dependencies) prevent s the feature being in Fedora
could you give please more information about this ("qtav prevents the feature being in Fedora") ? I see that qtav is a free project.
Providing only a part of Digikam, without video capabilities, makes it not very interesting for a lot of people. What is the alternative to have a full version of Digikam on Fedora ?
See this post:
where I commented that their reliance on a patent-encumbered library (ffmpeg), makes this feature not shippable in many distros (including fedora)
OK, thanks for the info.
Would it be possible to provide digikam from rpmfusion repository (that already provides ffmpeg and qtav) ?
(Probably it is not the right place to ask this. But providing a limited version of digikam is of course not a nice solution. Something must well be done otherwise Fedora will loose a great software).
possible maybe... practical... not sure if it's worth all the extra work just for this single feature.
Now, if digikam provided that feature as an easy-addon plugin that could be installed extra... easy peasy. (but I'm pretty sure that is not how it is currently implemented).
I encourage you to direct your (hopefully constructive) feedback to digikam upstream... I have given them mine in the thread above already.
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