Thanks for the responses - I have now managed to fix the problem.

Kaffeine was displaying a blue screen as it had problems with the X configuration. I had to change my /etc/xorg.conf - DefaultDepth from 24 to 32 and now it works! An error message would have been nice but c'est la vie.

Refer:
http://kubuntuforums.net/forums/inde...pic=3082585.15