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MX 15/16 Repository: The SMPlayer Thread

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Re: MX 15/16 Repository: The SMPlayer Thread

#41 Postby Stevo » Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:15 pm

Try switching Preferences/Network/Youtube (and other sites)/support for video sites from Auto to mpv+youtube-dl, and then have SMPlayer use mpv as the player.

Changes in Youtube APIs can indeed break it in SMPlayer only, so this will probably be fixed soon in an update.

Update: Broken for everyone, not just us, with other possible fixes: https://forum.smplayer.info/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=9058

Since this is a MX 15/16 thread, mpv from the test repo should be used.

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Re: MX 15/16 Repository: The SMPlayer Thread

#42 Postby Stevo » Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:43 pm

It seems to be fixed in Youtube 18.1.0, so will package that, but see this about crashing when moving the time slider with the mplayer backend:

Yes, I also experienced this problem. I guess it's a bug in mplayer. I think it can be fixed by selecting "relative seeking" in preferences -> interface -> seeking.

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Re: MX 15/16 Repository: The SMPlayer Thread

#43 Postby rawpower » Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:26 pm

Your instructions in #41 work perfectly. I have Absolute Seeking enabled and can seek without crashing too.
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OT: Only recently discovered the joys of MPV player. It handles vids in HEVC format with ease which nothing else on this box could play before, also uses a lot less power to run. SMplayer is the best for youtube though as it lets me select the 360 resolution which conserves bandwidth.
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Re: MX 15/16 Repository: The SMPlayer Thread

#44 Postby Stevo » Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:32 pm

Yes, mpv seems to use hardware accelerated video decoding out of the box, which mplayer can't yet. SMPlayer 18.1.0 is built, tested to make sure it fixes the problem with "auto", and uploaded. It should update from the main repo soon, but is also here for now: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1crUog ... 2lOsdCSen0

QMplay2 is also good for Youtube and overall accelerated playback if you pick the right ffmpeg decoder in Playback settings.


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