Ken Cunningham ken.cunningham.webuse at
Wed Feb 27 02:01:08 UTC 2019

smplayer is a popular gui for mplayer and mpv in the unix world. Looks pretty useful, esp on older systems where VLC is no longer working. One cool feature is the http casting to smartphones, etc, which is fun.

I ported it into MacPorts recently -- it works pretty well as an mplayer driver, but there are a few hiccups I wouldn't mind some help with.

1. The video is supposed to play in the smplayer window, but it always seems to want to make mplayer or mpv play it in it's own window. Not sure if this is a configuration thing, or if it's something to do with how we build mplayer / mpv -- or if the qt gui just doesn't pull in the macOS video correctly...

2. I just can't seem to find out where to put the translations so they will work (same with smtube, for that matter). Anyone skilled in qt who knows about this, please fix!

3. These two ports (smtube / smplayer) are supposed to work together, but they weren't anticipating being born as macOS bundles -- so - have to write up an applescript or osa script or something I guess to launch them as bundles -- or maybe symlink the binaries into ${prefix}/bin/  if they can be happy that way.



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