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. 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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