Thursday, February 25, 2010

ANNOUNCE gnome-mplayer and gecko-mediaplayer

gnome-mplayer and gecko-mediaplayer have been released





identify and fix problems from 0.9.9 including better playlist support and support for firefox 3.5, 3.6 and Opera.

Opera still has issues with sites, due to user agent issues.


A ton of translation updates and additional languages.
Better seeking using position tracker
Several assertion fixes



mikebo said...

Thank you for all the work you're putting into this.

Ricardo said...

Is there any possibility of you creating a deb package? Ideally, a Launchpad PPA. :P

Kevin said...


All the .deb packages I know about are here:

Mouneer's Blog said...

It seems that the current version of the gecko media player doesn't work with apples trailer site. I can't view any of apple's trailers what so ever. I'm running the latest version under Archlinux and Opera 10.10. So everything is pretty much uptodate causes many troubles as well. Couldn't see any of those movies. At one time it even crashed my pc after I closed the corresponding tab in the browser.

Are those known issues?


btw here is what about:plgins says in Opera

Kevin said...

Known issue in Opera. Only way the apple sites will work in Opera is to change the user agent to QuickTime/7.6.4 while viewing the site. In firefox this is done automatically. I talked to the Opera developer about this and he said we're outta luck for the moment.

Luisma said...

Thank you, I think this is the best video player for Gnome.
It's faster than VLC, and has better integration that VLC and Smplayer.

I wanted to make some comments about what I would like to have in future versions (what I would desire). Don't take this as a request or something, it's only a proposal.

1. Improve the full screen controler. It resizes the video and it's slow appearing/disappearing (enven if I disable animation). Moreover, it could be smaller and maybe it could add transparency support (more or less like VLC does, but smarter).

2. Give an option to is that full screen controler in windowed mode. I mean, don't show anything more than the video and the window title and windows controls. If you pass the mouse over the video, the controller shows up. If you want to set preferences, right click.
I think this would save a lot of sapace and would be the simplest interface.

I don't want to make comparisons, but Apple (I'm a Linux man) did it great with the interface of Quicktime X:

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