Video created by Charlie Henson.
The SMPlayer Team
We are glad to announce the release of smplayer 0.8.5. This new version features a fix for the option to find subtitles. Due to changes in opensubtitles.org, this option didn’t work well lately. We fixed it and now smplayer can find more subtitles than ever.
Another important change, now the default interface is the skinnable interface. This change will affect only to new users, those who upgrade will maintain their preferred interface.
We also changed the default setting for the autoresize option, now the main window won’t be resized automatically. This has been done to avoid the problem that may happen when playing HD videos, since the main window could end up partially outside of the screen.
Some other configuration options have been changed, like the cache settings, to try to improve performance when playing from slow media, like internet URLs.
We also added an option for the playlist which allows to enter URLs.
We would like to remind that we also release a package for Windows with MPlayer2. MPlayer2 has additional features like support for mkv ordered chapters, bugfixes and other improvements. It’s worth to try it.
- Due to changes in opensubtitles.org, smplayer couldn’t find subtitles anymore. This has been fixed.
- The interface with support for skins is now the default.
- An option to enter url(s) in the playlist has been added.
- The options to change the size of the main window work now even if the autoresize is set to never.
- Two new options for Audio -> Stereo mode: Mono and Reverse.
- The option “Move the window when the video area is dragged” is now disabled by default because it has some issues that need to be addressed.
- (Linux) The problem with mplayer2 and the -fontconfig option has been fixed (sort of).
- New translation: Malay.
- Some configuration options are changed to new defaults after installation to ease upgrade from old versions.
SMPlayer 0.8.5 will be released soon. As anticipation we just released version 1.7 of the Youtube browser.
There’s only one change: the recently featured video list has been replaced with a list of top rated music videos. This change has been done because the recently featured video list was never refreshed.
Besides of that, some new translations have been incorporated: Czech, Malay, Swedish, Turkish, Finnish and Georgian.
There’ll be more interesting changes in future releases. This time we focused on fixing several issues in SMPlayer.
An user reported that smplayer couldn’t find subtitles from opensubtitles.org anymore. There are two methods to get the list of available subtitles from opensubtitles.org, smplayer was using the simplest one. This method seems that it’s not working properly now, so we switched to the other method (xmlrpc) and now, from svn r5330, smplayer can find subtitles again.
Softpedia has just made a review about SMPlayer 0.8.4:
For the curious, some statistics about the visitors to smplayer.sourceforge.net:
During the month of March, most visitors came from:
- United Kingdom
Considering only cities:
- New York
SMPlayer 0.8.4 has just been released.
- New option to select the fps for external subtitles.
- The video equalizer dialog has been rewritten and now it allows to switch on/off the software equalizer from there.
- Now smplayer checks for updates automatically and notifies the user if a new version is found.
- Support for encoding ISO-8859-16 for subtitles.
- The support for MPlayer2 has been improved and now we provide an optional package for Windows which includes MPlayer2. MPlayer2 has interesting new features like support for mkv ordered chapters and precise seeks.
- New translations: Thai and Hebrew.
- Some bugfixes.
The smplayer SVN repository has been moved to assembla:
To get the whole repository:
svn co https://subversion.assembla.com/svn/smplayer/ smplayer
To get just the development version:
svn co https://subversion.assembla.com/svn/smplayer/smplayer/trunk/ smplayer
To get just smtube:
svn co https://subversion.assembla.com/svn/smplayer/smtube/trunk/ smtube
If you need write access, register in assembla.com and then send me your username, so I can add you as a member.
A video I’ve just uploaded:
There’s available an experimental package for Windows that includes MPlayer2:
MPlayer2 is a fork of MPlayer which includes new features like support for Matroska’s ordered chapters or precise seeks, and bug fixes.
You can see here a detailed list: