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Version history for SMPlayer for Linux

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Changes for v0.7.1 - v0.8.0

  • A toolbar editor has been added. Now it's possible to select the buttons and controls that want to appear in the toolbars.
  • New video filters: gradfun, blur and sharpen.
  • Now it's possible to change the GUI (default, mini, mpc) at runtime, no restart required.
  • sub files from opensubtitles should work again.
  • (Youtube) Recognize short urls (like this one:
  • Better support for chapters in video files.
  • Bug fix: remote m3u files work from the favorites menu or command line.
  • Internal changes in the single instance option (switch to QtSingleApplication).

Changes for v0.6.9 - v0.7.0

  • New favorite menu, where you can add your favorite videos, music, streams, youtube videos... It's also possible to add submenus.
  • Support for youtube. Now you can open urls like using the Open -> URL dialog or dragging a link from a browser to the smplayer window.
  • Support for mplayer2 ( It's a fork of mplayer with interesting features like precise seeking, ordered chapters in mkv videos and better pause handling (e.g. seek works while the video is paused).
  • New translation: croatian.

Changes for v0.6.8 - v0.6.9

  • A serious bug has been fixed: sometimes smplayer failed to find subtitles in
  • Implemented the possibility to mark an A-B section, to play a part of the file only.
  • (Linux) smplayer doesn't use alsa as default audio driver anymore. It should fix freezing problems on Ubuntu.
  • Possibility to display the video resolution and frames per second in the status bar.
  • Audio: selection of left or right channel does work now.
  • (Linux) Improved support for vdpau.

Changes for v0.6.6 - v0.6.7

  • Added experimental (and uncomplete) support for dvd menus. Requires a mplayer build compiled with dvdnav support. Please read dvdmenus.txt to know how to enable it.
  • Now loading an external subtitle file doesn't require to restart the mplayer process (except for idx/sub subtitles).
  • (Playlist) When a file is added to the playlist, if it was already in the list, it's moved to the end of the list.
  • Options for mplayer: finally spaces in arguments between quotes are handled properly.
  • Added two options (in the audio and subtitle menus) to allow the user to enter the audio and subtitle delay (in milliseconds).
  • (ASS subtitles) The outline and shadow options now accept values with decimals.
  • (ASS subtitles) Possibility to change the color of the border and shadow.
  • Now the default value for the "correct pts" option is auto.
  • (Windows) Now the screensaver is allowed to turn on if the file is paused or it's an audio file.
  • (Windows) The direct3d video output is now the default for Windows Vista.

Changes for v0.6.5.1 - v0.6.6

  • Added an option to generate a preview (thumbnails) of the video.
  • Added a new gui (mpcgui, a media player classic clone) developed by Matthias Petri.
  • Added some auto zoom options, to display the video without black borders.
  • Implemented a new (and optional) method to save the file settings. This method uses an ini file per each played file. It's faster than the old one.
  • Added a new option in Preferences->Video: add black borders on fullscreen. If this option is enabled, black borders will be added to the image in fullscreen mode. This allows subtitles to be displayed on the black borders.
  • Increased the resolution of the seekbar. Allows a more accurate seeking.
  • Added 3 modes for the stay on top option: always, never and while playing.
  • Added a history to the open URL dialog.
  • Added new action to cycle through all aspect ratios. Assigned by default to key "A".
  • It's possible to run some specified actions every time a file is loaded.
  • Possibility to set up a proxy for internet connections (used for subtitle downloading).

Changes for v0.6.3 - v0.6.4

  • Now the dialog to find subtitles can also download the subtitle file and load it in smplayer automatically.
  • (Linux) The black screen problem when using Compiz should really be fixed now.
  • Added support for encoding autodetection for subtitle files. Requires a mplayer compiled with enca support.
  • (Linux) Now it's possible to choose the audio device to be used with alsa (needs the application "aplay").
  • (Windows) Now it's possible to choose the audio device to be used with dsound.
  • (Windows) The menu Video->Screen displays now the actual available screens with their names.
  • Added the possibility to add consecutive files (video_01.avi, video_02.avi..) automatically to the playlist.
  • Bugfix: logout is not cancelled by smplayer.
  • Now the options in preferences display a tooltip with a help message.
  • Now it's possible to change the video track.
  • Added the Galician translation.

Changes for v0.6.2 - v0.6.3

  • Two fixes for Windows Vista. Now IPv4 is used by default (connection to networks are faster). And now it really uses "gl:yuv=2:force-pbo:ati-hack" as the default video output driver. Note: this mode could give problems with some graphic cards (specially ATI), if you experience any, try the other gl variants, or just directx.
  • (Linux) Added a fix for a black screen problem when using Compiz.
  • Added an option to select the number of threads that mplayer will use for decoding (only works for MPEG-1/2 and some H.264 videos).
  • Added the possibility to disable the audio equalizer. Seems to be necessary to use the S/PDIF output.
  • Added some options to increase/decrease the speed by 1% and 4%. This allows to play 24 fps movies at 25 fps speed and vice versa.
  • Fix: sometimes the playlist is not shown. Added a workaround for the problem.
  • Added some checks to avoid crashes when selecting subtitle tracks.
  • (Windows) Added a new submenu Video->Screen to select the screen which will display the video when using directx.
  • The settings in smplayer.ini have been reorganized in several sections. (This also means most of your preferences will be lost and you will have to reconfigure smplayer again).
  • Added an option to mirror the video. And now it's also possible to flip and rotate the subtitles along with the image.
  • Added a new shortcut set (sda.keys) which can be loaded in the shortcut editor in preferences.
  • Added two new translations: Arabic and Kurdish.

Changes for v0.6.1 - v0.6.2

  • Added an audio equalizer (please read Audio_equalizer.txt).
  • Added a dialog to search and download subtitles from (See Finding_subtitles.txt).
  • The toolbars can be configured. The user can remove, add or change the order of the buttons. Right now it can only be done by editing manually the configuration file. A graphical editor will be added in the next version. See Configuring_the_toolbars.txt.
  • The single instance port can now be chosen automatically by the application.
  • Possibility to compile a portable version which (by default) won't write anything outside the smplayer's folder. It won't write either anything in the Windows registry. See Portable_Edition.txt for details.
  • Added the Slovenian translation.

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