Tuesday, March 17, 2009

New Media Tracker

As you can tell I'm been on kind of on a gui cleanup roll. After learning how to make widgets and finally having the time to think about what I wanted, I wrote a new tracker widget. I think this widget looks great. You'll see it below where the time of the file is.

Let me know if you agree or not. Also this code is now in SVN.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Audio Meter hits gnome-mplayer

I am just about ready to commit the first version of gnome-mplayer with the audio meter integrated... Here is what it currently looks like.

Seems to be working pretty good, and I created it as a full widget, so it could be reused in other projects quite easily.

Sunday, March 15, 2009


I wrote a little app for GTK that displays the style colors of the current theme. If you would like a copy of it, drop me an email..

It looks like this

I found it useful for picking which color to use when creating some GTK widgets.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Audio Meter

Zdravko Nikolov asked be if gnome-mplayer could have an audio meter. I had looked at this in the past and didn't get very far with it and so I decided to take a look at it again. The first thing was how to get the data from mplayer and then I found the export audio filter. I still don't quite get what I am actually getting from the filter, but the data is interesting enough that when graphed it gives something like an audio meter. Now audio techies are probably gonna think what I came up with is an abomination, but it looks pretty and for some people that is all they want.

Here is a screenshot of what I current have working in some test code, and the next thing will be to merge it into the gnome-mplayer code base.

It does scale out and so as you drag the window, everything scales up, which is good. Also if anyone has better math for this or can enlighten me a little as to what the data actually is that would be great.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Gnome MPlayer and Gecko MediaPlayer 0.9.5 Released

gnome-mplayer 0.9.5 is available here:

gecko-mediaplayer 0.9.5 is available here:

Translation updates, general bug fixes. So hot key changes for example
playlist is now F9, to be more compatible with other Gnome Apps

New features:
gnome-mplayer now includes a property page in Nautilus that displays
media info. To use restart nautilus after installing and then select a
media file and choose properties, you should see an Audio/Video tab and
you can view the properties that mplayer knows there. If you have totem
installed you might see two pages.