Posted by: Anonymous
on September 17, 2008 05:08 AM
Had already used mplayer a little in a pinch, but discovered the wonder of smplayer when it came default on my linux eeepc. I love it... have now made some modifications to the underlying mplayer to
make it even more useful for my work (and suffered the pain of trying to build that for windows, too).
One problem: smplayer doesn't say anything to you when mplayer suffers a fatal error trying to open your file, it just acts as if you'd never even tried. You can find a place in the menus to view the mplayer log and see what's wrong, but it really should pop up a (disable-able) notification saying that it has failed, with a button you can push to view the log. Of course maybe that's fixed in the new version which I don't have yet.