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Development has been resumed

Postby rvm » Wed Nov 23, 2011 2:09 am

I've been busy some time with other stuff but now I hope development in smplayer will be resumed soon.
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Re: Development will be resumed

Postby Ademos » Fri Nov 25, 2011 8:16 pm

I'm very happy to hear that development will resume.

With Mplayer2's new features now available, these are exciting times for mplayer!

- Ordered Chapters
--- now work well

- While paused
--- Settings can be applied
--- Video can be navigated forward or backward

Smplayer is already working great with these features, but a resumption of development is still great news!
Keep up the great work rvm!
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Re: Development will be resumed

Postby Surkow » Sat Nov 26, 2011 2:54 pm

And don't forget frame-exact seeking which is not limited to keyframes - an often requested feature on the SMPlayer forums. I already relayed this over a year ago to rvm.
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Re: Development will be resumed

Postby redxii » Sat Dec 03, 2011 9:29 am

Well, I've been testing Sherpya's MPlayer builds and have problems mostly with multithreading beyond r33126 that don't seem to occur when using it in command line even with the same options. Not sure what the issue is there. I only found out that 'Draw video using slices' doesn't mix with MT and certain formats.
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Re: Development will be resumed

Postby stevo » Mon Dec 05, 2011 3:20 am

I wonder if anyone has checked out this fork of SMPlayer.

http://www.umplayer.com/

I've built a couple sets of deb packages--the minimum version of QT 4 required is 4.6.

Since commits to their svn repo have died since August, I wonder if the projects could be merged.
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Re: Development will be resumed

Postby jammon101 » Tue Dec 06, 2011 3:52 am

Yeah, I second that. While Umplayer is largely a Smplayer derivative, it has some nice new features such as good support for mplayer2 and (apparently) vdpau (tried using Smplayer and Umplayer with the same mplayer2 backend. Smplayer was installed from Ubuntu's repository) and Youtube viewer. It also looks very modern and polished. :mrgreen: For the period of time when Smplayer seems to have stopped developing I have switched to Umplayer as my main mplayer frontend, it would be nice if some of the enhancements can be incorporated back into upstream if feasible.

As for the QT requirement, I think most recent Linux distros would be more than adequate. Even Ubuntu 10.04 comes with qt4.6.3 and can be updated to qt7 by adding the kde backport repo. I think it must have made it into even Debian stable by now.
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Re: Development will be resumed

Postby rvm » Wed Dec 07, 2011 11:58 am

I like the possibility to play youtube videos in umplayer. Maybe I'll add it to smplayer.
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Re: Development will be resumed

Postby realnc » Wed Dec 28, 2011 12:06 am

What's up with this thing:

https://github.com/lachs0r/SMPlayer2

Calls itself "SMPlayer2" and says it's targeted at mplayer2 users. I noticed it because my Linux distro now includes this fork in the default repo.
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Re: Development will be resumed

Postby ganymede » Thu Dec 29, 2011 7:01 am

jammon101 wrote:Yeah, I second that. While Umplayer is largely a Smplayer derivative, it has some nice new features such as good support for mplayer2 and (apparently) vdpau (tried using Smplayer and Umplayer with the same mplayer2 backend. Smplayer was installed from Ubuntu's repository) and Youtube viewer. It also looks very modern and polished. :mrgreen: For the period of time when Smplayer seems to have stopped developing I have switched to Umplayer as my main mplayer frontend, it would be nice if some of the enhancements can be incorporated back into upstream if feasible.

As for the QT requirement, I think most recent Linux distros would be more than adequate. Even Ubuntu 10.04 comes with qt4.6.3 and can be updated to qt7 by adding the kde backport repo. I think it must have made it into even Debian stable by now.


I tried UMPlayer for several days on my Windows XP SP3 rig, and it was noticeably slower than SMPlayer playing local video files. Seemed to have trouble keeping up with the higher definition videos. Like SMPlayer, it accesses the network (Internet?) for an unknown reason every time a video is played. Another problem with UMPlayer is that some of the keyboard commands are redefined, i.e. the right arrow does not skip ahead but instead does something else. This means one has to go in and redefine keys using the Interface option in order to replicate SMPlayer functionality. I don't think UMPlayer has a particularly attractive default skin (gray) either. The only real advantage to UMPlayer might center around its YouTube or Shoutcast features, which I don't care about. So I uninstalled UMPlayer and reinstalled SMPlayer 6.10 which seems to play local video files faster.
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Re: Development will be resumed

Postby jammon101 » Wed Jan 04, 2012 4:06 pm

ganymede wrote:
I tried UMPlayer for several days on my Windows XP SP3 rig, and it was noticeably slower than SMPlayer playing local video files. Seemed to have trouble keeping up with the higher definition videos. Like SMPlayer, it accesses the network (Internet?) for an unknown reason every time a video is played. Another problem with UMPlayer is that some of the keyboard commands are redefined, i.e. the right arrow does not skip ahead but instead does something else. This means one has to go in and redefine keys using the Interface option in order to replicate SMPlayer functionality. I don't think UMPlayer has a particularly attractive default skin (gray) either. The only real advantage to UMPlayer might center around its YouTube or Shoutcast features, which I don't care about. So I uninstalled UMPlayer and reinstalled SMPlayer 6.10 which seems to play local video files faster.


I never use Smplayer or Umplayer on Windows XP since I don't use Windows. I remember Umplayer 0.95 did have a problem with some local files but it was fixed in version 0.97. The linux binary file for download is still 0.95, but 0.97 can be installed from svn or through the webupd8 ppa for Ubuntu. I find Umplayer seems to work better with mplayer2 and vdpau. Windows users of course wouldn't use vdpau.
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