Don't know whether there are 'standard KDE control buttons', but the current ones are part of the KMPlayer look&feel since its early days. They are part of the video widgets, e.g. when in fullscreen and moving the mouse to the screen bottom, they popup or when embedded into Konqueror and the HTML embed object requested a controlbar.
So basically, they aren't part of the desktop UI. - Oct 13 2011
(unfortunately the python requirements are >= 2.4 and debian/testing is still on 2.3.5-3). - Jan 08 2006
dpkg-buildpackage: Build dependencies/conflicts unsatisfied; aborting.
but I can't get pykdeextensions installed:
# apt-get install pykdeextensions pyqt-tools python-kde3-dev python-sip4-dev
E: Couldn't find package pykdeextensions
Is this ubuntu only? - Jan 08 2006
what do you mean by that as you give this as reason why it's less efficient?
KMPlayer creates a X-Window, passes this WId to the backend player that Xine (or mplayer) uses as output window. AFAIK there is nothing inefficient about this displaying video (no blitting at all).
What of course is less efficient is that a second process is created and that events from users or the Xine-lib causes interprocess communications. But this is only a small amount and goes much faster than that the user would notice.
Notice that we do the same for the nsplugin, which also runs the nspluginviewer as separate application for no other reason than stability. - Sep 06 2005