Monday, August 24, 2009 Trailers and gecko-mediaplayer

Right after the 0.9.7 release of gecko-mediaplayer I was made aware of the fact the videos don't work anymore. They worked about a week ago, but Apple apparently made a change. A bug was opened in the gecko-mediaplayer bug tracker (#34). And due to the information provided on how to work around this bug, I was able to create a patch for this bug.

SVN now has a fix for it and should work correctly. Depending on demand I may do a new release of gecko-mediaplayer.

EDIT: Sept 23,2009. I made a similar patch to mplayerplug-in and the code is in CVS now, or you can get it from the nightly code build on the 24th.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

r6xx Mesa 3d Driver on Fedora 11

I've been following the 3d driver development for the r6xx/r7xx chipsets using the open source mesa drivers. Progress has been moving along well. In fact compiz has been working for the last week or so. Today, I did some testing and was able to play Quake3 at around 90fps (1280x1024) on my machine without using fglrx or catalyst. The only trick I needed was to specify.


on the command line.

However, I did need libdrm from git, the libdrm/linux-core kernel modules (you may need to regenerate initrd to use these modules) from agd5f's r6xx-r7xx-support branch, mesa git and the ATI ddx from git. Other than that I am using stock Fedora.

I also played vdrift and neverputt today, but etracer and neverball crash, so still more to do.

ANNOUNCE: gnome-mplayer and gecko-mediaplayer 0.9.7 released

gnome-mplayer 0.9.7 changes

New tracker for monitoring media progress
Better subtitle support
New screen redraw code for video
New playlist randomizer, sorting and searching options
New icons
Internal ASX parser
Updated translations

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gecko-mediaplayer 0.9.7 changes

Linker fixes
RAM file parser
Updated translations

Download here: