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SimplePlayer is just a simple, single window, QTKit-based media player for MacOS X 10.6.x. Supports on-the-fly container-conversion (Remux) using ffmpeg demuxers (mov, mp4, avi, flv, matroska, mjpeg, mpegps, mpegts, mpegtsraw, mpegvideo, ogg). Source codes are included, and free software under GPL V2. Uses libav git. (Universal Binary 32+64)

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  • OS X 10.7 support. New full screen support. Minor fixes.


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Regular-Warren Member IconComment+311

Important Note: MyCometG3 (the developer) has been shut down. Every product which has GPL/LGPL license term are freely available under GPL/LGPL, so you are free to fork your own source tree. Every product which does not have GPL/LGPL license term are freely available under 3-clause-BSD.

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Version 0.7.0
GeoProf Member IconComment+881

I already love SimplePlayer, but I've only used it to play a few vids that don't play well in the other major players I have aboard, like QT 7 & X, MPlayerX, MPlayer OSX Extended, Movist, NicePlayer, and of course the Video Swiss Army Knife known as VLC (please let me know if there are other good ones I didn’t mention here).

Since, AFIK, there aren’t many videos around that can’t be played by at least one of the players mentioned above, and AFIK SimplePlayer cannot permanently convert or export vids into any of the different containers it remuxes to, I'm wondering if there is some other primary, secondary, or even tertiary purpose(s) for it that I haven’t thought of. How are the rest of you using it, and why is SimplePlayer better for that use than other players?

Come to think of it, since SimplePlayer can so effortlessly remux video on the fly to a different container format for any single viewing instance, why are there so very few Mac apps available that can just as easily remux videos permanently? I must be missing something crucial in my analysis, because I’m stymied. If you are even slightly less clueless about this than I, please help me understand.

Returning now to less philosophical concerns, how can we tell that SP is remuxing a video we’re watching into a different container format (i.e., remuxing), and how do we learn what that new format is? Though it’s possible that I’m just a bigger tard than I think I am (as is often the case with tards), that one-line description just above the timeline never changes, no matter if it’s set to play using QTX by default, to ‘Fallback’ from QTX to QT7, or to fallback to remuxing. In other words, bupkis.

Anyway, SimplePlayer started out as probably the coolest project of the year by one of the smartest minds in the game, and it continues as such with this new version. Any further guidance on the issues above wi’andat all will be much appreciated (especially from you, Mr. Developer!).

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Version 0.5.1

Actually, there are a few choices out there for non-on-the-fly video remuxing. The ones I can think of the top of my head are QuickTime 7 Pro, Permute, iFFmpeg, and Subler. Subler is my favourite of these. It has a nice range of options and, because its sole focus is remuxing, its interface makes the process more convenient than most of the other apps I mentioned above. Also, in my experience it works in cases where the others sometimes fail. I primarily use remuxing for repackaging H.264 + AAC/AC3 from MKV to MP4, and some files are more problematic than others (I'm not sure exactly why, though my best guess is that it has something to do with the settings and/or library used to encode the original video and audio tracks). Anyway, I don't recall Subler ever having failed me. Oh, and it's free to boot.

akustik Member IconComment+2

Needs a better screenshot, can't tell which part of the interface belongs to the player and which part doesn't.

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Version 0.3.0
Michaelthegeek Member IconComment+36

Crap is what this is!

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Version 0.3.0

Useless is what that comment is, totally lacking any constructive criticism.


Spoken like a true geek

PorkPieHat Member IconComment+0

I like it! When this puppy gets the kinks worked out it'll be a must-have app! You can count on this developer's products — like x264Encoder — he's one of the smartest dudes on the planet!

Waiting for subsequent versions before I rate it.

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Version 0.2.0
agas Member IconReview+0

Very cute. Please release to 10.5.x.

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Version 0.1
All2pointless Member IconReview+3

It does exactly what it's name describes. It's a player, it's simple and it works well. I love applications that do one thing and that one thing very well.

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Version 0.1
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