(1) SMPlayer 17.4.0 (revision 8495) reduces the audio volume to almost zero on newly opened videos. This did not happen on earlier versions. If I install an earlier version over the 17.4.0 version, the audio problem goes away. Just wondering if some change has been made to how SMPlayer handles audio.
(2) For the last few versions, a weird thing has been happening. After shifting from fullscreen to regular view, an outline of the lower left-hand part of the SMPlayer window remains stuck as an orphan artifact visible on the pop-up toolbar of Windows at the bottom of my screen. If I click on the toolbar, the artifact vanishes, so it's not a big deal. It's just that this is new behavior. I never noticed it before the last few weeks. It's like SMPlayer is leaving a piece of its window outline leftover when it transitions from fullscreen back to normal mode.
Anyway, thanks as always for a really useful and well-maintained program!