is an open source media player that gathers the power and flexibility of gstreamer
inside the comfort of a minimalistic clutter
The snappy development team is proud to announce it's second release: 0.2
codename: "Mrs. Robinson, you're trying to seduce me."
Some of the changes you will notice are:
- DLNA Media Server through Rygel
- Continue playback where file was previously closed
- Frame stepping
- Volume controllable and displayed in the User Interface
- Save history of recently viewed files
- Screensaver disabling
- Video can be rotated, useful for handheld devices
- Fixes in the User Interface controls and its proportions
- Audio files can be played, with gstreamer visualizations
- Support for network streams
- Code commented
- More bugs fixed than we are proud of :P
As mentioned above, snappy is now a MPRIS
service so if you have Rygel running as well, snappy becomes a DLNA/UPnP Media Renderer controllable by any DLNA device or application. Rygel acts as a translator/man-in-the-middle by getting all UPnP requests/calls and simplifies them into Dbus messages snappy understands.
Also worth mentioning, --recent shows the list of recently viewed media, and in case you are going to watch something private --secret to ask snappy not to save it in the history. The history is also useful to continue playback where you left off a video, closing snappy before you could finish watching it.
download a tarball: bz2, gz or xz
clone the git repo
packages in distributions will be updated soon
Thanks to all who helped in snappy's 0.2 creation!
Disclaimer: No ponies were harmed during the making of this release. One got sick, but that's about it.