Things You Didn't Know You Could do with the Gwenview Image Viewer

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Gwenview is the default image viewer for the KDE desktop. Out of the box it's good looking but nothing obviously exceptional. Except for two things: Phonon and plugins. That combination really does make Gwenview a pretty useful bit of kit.

Phonon

Phonon is the KDE technology that offers a consistent API to use audio or video within multimedia applications. Gwenview qualifies under that description. Fire up Gwenview and navigate to the directory where you store your videos. Simply click on one and Gwenview will start playing it. It's that simple. Don't believe me? Here's a screenshot of the blessed James Taylor in full concert flow, with Gwenview handling the mp4 file with seamless ease.

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False

Videos do NOT show up as supported files using the Gwenview open dialogue.

Re: False

Did you even try it? Mine will play videos if I go to the directory they're in and click on the file. Just like the original poster indicated.

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