Archive for the 'NicePlayer' Category

NicePlayer, Lion beta edition

Sunday, September 18th, 2011

I’ve built a new version of NicePlayer that plays nicer with Lion. Please test it out and let me know whether you run into any issues. If no one runs into any problems then we will post this as a NicePlayer update. Download NicePlayer 0.97.9-rc pre-release.

NicePlayer 0.96

Thursday, November 8th, 2007

For those of you who didn’t notice, we released NicePlayer 0.96 two weeks ago, most importantly bringing compatibility with Leopard. It also has progressive movie loading status in the scrubbing area, as well as some subtitle fixes (most of the features in this version were brought to you by Jay). There are also some other […]

NicePlayer Progress

Saturday, February 3rd, 2007

With the new year brings a new release of NicePlayer. Now with updated resources for enhanced prettiness, as well as fixes for some of the bad crashes that have been happening. There are now more preferences for double click/right clicking action, as well as a preference to preserve the audio volume across new window openings. […]

NicePlayer 0.94

Wednesday, June 7th, 2006

We just released NicePlayer 0.94 onto the world. It has a number of new features, including support for the Apple Remote (check the preferences for what controls what — it’s not currently customizable, but that might be added in the future depending on the feedback we receive). NicePlayer also now uses almost no CPU when […]

Xine plugin for NicePlayer

Thursday, October 20th, 2005

I wanted to include some information about the development of the Xine plugin for NicePlayer. This plugin is 99.5% due to the work of Richard Wareham, and his XinePlayer project that made this plugin possible. Before working on the Xine plugin, I had looked into either doing a plugin with VLC or MPlayer, the two […]

NicePlayer 0.93

Thursday, October 20th, 2005

We released NicePlayer 0.93 today. The most important feature is the ability to switch the plugin of the currently playing movie dynamically. For those of you using NicePlayer, it tries to detect the appropriate plugins (plugins that claim to be able to open the current file type), but you can hold down option to see […]

NicePlayer 0.92

Thursday, June 30th, 2005

Jay and I just released the latest version of NicePlayer, 0.92. It includes an updated component that uses CoreVideo (Core Image rendering effects to come in the next release) that makes NicePlayer perform really nicely when resizing the window as compared to using QuickTime on 0.91. I aso simultaneously released the XineLib plugin for NicePlayer, […]

NicePlayer

Monday, April 11th, 2005

NicePlayer is well on its way to the best media player for mac — ever. I finished implementing a plugin this past week using Xine-lib that plays back a lot more media than QuickTime supports. It does have some minor issues (mostly having to do with setting the playhead point in certain cases) that are […]

NicePlayer 0.91

Tuesday, March 8th, 2005

Jay and I release NicePlayer 0.91 over the weekend. I did a lot of work on DVD playback support and the underlying plugin framework. Indeed, the plugin API has been mostly solidified (except for adding support for returning a nib for custom configuration in the plugin preferences), and there’s a even some sample code posted […]