it looks like newer versions of smplayer (all versions after 16.04 / windows ) do ignore the time position of a file IF the files was opened via drag & drop. In this case smplayer will start from the very beginning. This is not the case in version 16.04 or older. Is this a regression, which came with the switch to QT5 framework? If it was an intended change, would it be possible to get an option to select the old behaviour?
I can reproduce it on with all versions > 16.04 on all windows installations ( xp / 7 / 10 ) Did not try linux.
here are the steps to reproduce (my description in the first post might be too vague.
1. play file "A" and stop/pause playback 2. open and play file "B" and stop/pause playback 3. open file "A" by drag & drop on smplayer window.
result: playback of file "A" starts from 0:00, not at the last time position
using version 16.04 playback will start at the last time position.
in fact you can skip step 2. Just drag & drop file "A" on smplayer window and playback will restart from the very beginning and not at the last time position. Even if playback was paused it will start from 0:00 if you drag&drop the same file on smplayer.