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Re: Vedo - Lightweight mplayer2 front-end for elementary OS


I consider using mplayer2 cheating. These designs always inspired me:
danrabbit <http://danrabbit.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d4s6cj1>

However, I would not suggest using Clutter/transparency because it impacts
performance severely (especially on older machines).

I know Xubuntu are and I would bet Lubuntu might be looking for a player to
use as default in their distributions. You should consider creating a
launchpad page and accepting some bugs. And set up a PPA (I can help with

On Sun, Jul 22, 2012 at 3:43 AM, Fatum Legion <fatumlegion@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Hi there,
> I've been working on a lightweight mplayer2 front-end application over
> the past few days for the elementary project.  I'm not sure if this is
> useful for anyone at the moment, but it's certainly useful for me.  I
> suppose this very notion is the start for many software projects!
> Here's a screenshot of what I have right now:
> http://www.fileize.com/files/ba55e68a/e5b/Screenshot_from_2012-07-09_09_33_37.png
> Obviously the player works with any type of video that mplayer2 is
> able to play, I was just testing different subtitle and language
> options.
> I suppose Vedo is yet-another-ambiguous-sounding software title, but
> I've been pronouncing it like Vedō (Vay Dough).
> Currently all of the core features are controllable with the keyboard:
>    * Seeking
>    * Opening a new video
>    * Next / Previous Chapter
>    * Volume control
>    * Pausing
>    * Full screen
> Obviously I still need to add in a few more widgets (pausing,
> stopping, volume, etc).  I'm trying to think of good places to place
> them while keeping the somewhat minimal interface.  What do you guys
> think?  Also, are there any other not-so-obvious features that you
> would like to see with an mplayer2 front-end?
> Finally, I noticed that WingPanel uses the GLPv3, is this a good
> license to use with the elementary project?
> Thanks!
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Cody Garver

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