Friday, November 21, 2008

Gnome MPlayer 0.9.2 is out

I released gnome-mplayer 0.9.2 today. Normally I wait about a month between releases, but since 0.9.1 had so many annoying little issues. I decided to try and push 0.9.2 out a little quicker. Turns out even with this short release I still got 90+ changes in. Seems like an awful lot. Anyway 0.9.2 seems ok, although I'm already moving forward and making a few more patches. Sometimes I think the mplayer team has the right idea with the no release policy, but I do like being able to refer to a release when fixing bugs.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Gnome MPlayer Subtitle Updates

I did some more work on the subtitle and audio language pickers today. The problem I had is that some media types don't have a label for the subtitle or audio ids. So for some cases media that had subtitles or different audio tracks this tracks where not getting picked up. So I got to work on fixing that today and what happens is that for ids that have a label, the label is placed in the menu, otherwise the raw id value is put in the menu. This should at least allow the user to try some of the different options and see if they get what they want.

As you can see in this example of an mkv file with many subtitles, all of the possible subtitles are in the menu with the active title marked. You can see on the video how Spanish is the subtitle set being used.

In the above example the media (dvdnav://) does not have a label for the audio languages and so we get the code. Since this is all the information that mplayer is providing at this point, I can't present a label but it is better than no option. In this case 128 is English and 129 is Spanish.

Monday, November 10, 2008

gnome-mplayer UI

I've gotten cover art working in gnome-mplayer, and I found that when I run the application as basically a music player (which I do alot) I found that seeing the cover art and the playlist can be handy. However, I don't care how this display looks when it is running in horizontal mode, but in vertical mode it looks pretty nice. Here is a screen shot of my current SVN code when I run in vertical mode.

Monday, November 03, 2008

gnome-mplayer 0.9.0..err 0.9.1 out

Well I released gnome-mplayer 0.9.0 on Friday and by late Saturday a bunch of compile bugs started coming in. Turns out I had done two things wrong.

1. I used some features only in glib 2.16 and higher
2. I didn't handle the gio check properly in autoconf

I've fixed it now, but that will remind me to check that everything compiles properly in the future.