SPlayerX
SPlayerX 1.1.8
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SPlayerX is a fully functional media player able to play almost every kind of media file.

Aside from typical features like video quality tuner and sound equalizer, SPlayerX also has the ability to match translated Chinese subtitle to help viewers break the language barrier between Chinese and English.

The supported formats include MPG, MPEG, MPEG 2, VOB, DAT, MP4, M4V, TS, RM, RMVB, WMV, ASF, MKV, AVI, 3GP, 3G2, FLV, MOV, H264/x264 1080p/720p HD video etc and all the audio formats.

The supported subtitle format include: SRT, SSA, ASS, IDX+SUB,
What's New
Version 1.1.8:
  • Fully support OS X from 10.7 to 10.9
  • Fix the playback glitch in some cases
  • Fix unable to close the windows in some cases
Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.7 or later



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SPlayerX User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 1.x:
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Antoniong reviewed on 27 Feb 2014
Does not play external .srt subtitles. So useless, if those are needed.
[Version 1.1.8]


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Leoofborg commented on 30 Aug 2013
Just as an aside, the links I posted in an earlier review still work, so if you want 'SPlayer for Free'.. you have SPlayerX-1097.zip dated to July 2013... which for OSS (Open Source Software) is pretty good.

I don't see anything 'smarmy' about forking a project & then putting it up in the MAS for a couple bucks. The dev has posted & seems to update the free downloads, which is 'polite' for OSS.

If anything you're just paying for the Dev's license for the year (remember, Apple takes 1/3). Even 'free' devs have to eat. If these guys are students more so.
[Version 1.1.6]

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iTruth replied on 04 Sep 2013
The free version lacks the stability and updates that the app store version gets. Also if I'm not mistaken the free version is still not compatible with Mavericks and the app store version is. It's really sad that some people here don't bother to do a little research before accusing the developer of ripping MPlayerX when this is a FORKED project which perfectly fine and legal to do. MPlayerX has not been updated in over a year and may be a dead project. I'm glad SPlayerX picked up where MPlayerX has left off.
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Kobalt replied on 11 Sep 2013
@ Leoofborg

You'll be pleased to hear that the latest version 1.1.8 is now also downloadable from the link you gave earlier.
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Sir-Sixty-Nine commented on 03 Dec 2011
nice job we can do it guys make some stuff..oh w8 sec aha somebody makes something n then we steal it the important thing is that thing is crap =)))) :))))
[Version 1.1.4]


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GeoProf reviewed on 27 Nov 2011
Money-grubbing scum selling a HALFASSED VERSION OF MPLAYERX, which is 10 times better and 100 times FREE-ER!

For a laugh, go read their website (link above), which doesn't have a single true statement on it!

The fact that the crApp Store carries this is the only proof you'll ever need that Apple has lost its way — the inevitable product of too much success mixed with greed and paternalistic megalomania. Shame.
[Version 1.1.4]


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PorkPieHat reviewed on 21 Nov 2011
No matter what the deal is with SPlayer, its developers are clowns, and you'd be smart to stay away.
[Version 1.1.4]

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Misha replied on 28 Nov 2011
Care to elaborate?
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cksum commented on 25 Jul 2011
I'm not sure what's going on, but it appears in the MAS for $1.99. However, their website (http://www.splayer.org/index.en.html) lists it as being open source (See the comparison chart). Clicking the download button downloads a Windows executable. There's also a large donate button at the top of their website.

I'm not really sure what I'm paying for here. So far, however, alarm bells are ringing.
[Version 1.1.4]


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+9

+35
zitronenmelissa commented on 14 Mar 2011
MPlayerX + new Icon + new Name = 1.99 $

!poor commercial stuff!
[Version 1.0.3]

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+331
cksum replied on 25 Jul 2011
Agreed. The developer(s) might want to add more than subtitle delay and "smart parsed" subs before they charge for it. I'm not saying that charging for a fork of MPlayerX is necessarily smarmy, just that charging for such meagre additions may not be worth it for the majority of users.

And correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't mplayer (the engine that powers all these players) have built in delay for subtitles?

x and z Adjust subtitle delay by +/- 0.1 seconds

Source: http://www.keyxl.com/aaa2fa5/302/MPlayer-keyboard-shortcuts.htm
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B. Jefferson Le Blanc commented on 14 Mar 2011
The developer link is now working - 03/14/11. And it automatically redirects from the Chinese version of the web site to the English page. I did not, however, download the app - I can't figure out why I need it. I've got QuickTime with Perian and Flip4Mac, and the VLC Media Player besides. Perhaps there are esoteric file formats these cannot play, but I haven't come across them. Perhaps someone will be kind enough to enlighten me about what I am missing.
[Version 1.0.3]


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Leoofborg reviewed on 08 Feb 2011
SPlayerX looks to be a fork of the MPlayerX project. It allows you to (easily) set subtitle delays. It also purports to 'smart parse' subs from movie files.

The project seems to be a bit 'young'... I had it crash once. That being said, the project home here:

http://hg.splayer.org/splayerx/downloads

Seems to have a vibrant community and the dev is fixing bugs. Can't fault him for putting this in the AppStore, and if you want/need this type of movie player, you can do far worse.

Dev says on his front page that the AppStore version is more stable.

3.5 stars as a whole...
[Version 1.0.1]

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Leoofborg replied on 08 Feb 2011
Postscript: The SVN version I tried is compiled for 64-bit machines ONLY. MPlayer-MT crashed on my 32-bit Mini... better to stick with MPlayerX if you have older machines.
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+5
PorkPieHat commented on 08 Feb 2011
Yet more useless drivel on offer from the App Store, which I have vowed never to patronize.
[Version 1.0.1]

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Leoofborg replied on 08 Feb 2011
Now now, not everybody can develop and put on a pretty face for endusers. Google is your friend:

http://hg.splayer.org/splayerx/downloads

It's a fork of the excellent MPlayerX.
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PorkPieHat replied on 09 Feb 2011
Thanks for the obvious advice, Wolfeatsworld, but clicking the developer's link throws a '404 Not Found' error (which you might have checked yourself before advising others).

I tried Leoofborg's link, which DOES take you to the DL page, but the app is in Chinese and has an installer, and it's safe to say that no prudent person in their right mind would download that combination of idiocy.

So until this developer gets a freaking clue, ALMOST NO ONE WHO DOESN'T SPEAK CANTONESE IS DUMB ENOUGH TO DOWNLOAD THIS ACCIDENT WAITING TO HAPPEN.

(That's right, I'm a professor of Cultural Geography, so I'm at least educated enough to know better).
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GeoProf replied on 10 Feb 2011
My bad, Wolfeatsworld, guess I was in a pissy mood when I wrote that.

And Leoofborg, I know what you meant when you wrote "Google is your friend." But, because so many people seem either unaware or apathetic about the degree of privacy that we've already ceded (HUGE), and just how slippery that slope really is, I feel I should take every opportunity to publicize it.

As I discovered that more than half of Google's revenue comes from the evil Google Analytics, about how much tracking detritus they litter our computers with, and how they've managed to convince most companies with websites that it's not only OK but actually VIRTUOUS to gather highly detailed data about exactly where each of us goes on the Internet and our behavior while we're at those sites, and that it's OK to constantly call out from our Macs to report that data (which is now upwards of 4,000% more than just 4 years ago) — the more I think Google's execs just decided to crap on their vaunted pledge to "Do no evil." It further sickens me that we've only just scratched the surface.

Who will stop our slide down that slope if not ourselves?
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truthhurts replied on 14 Mar 2011
"Everyone who does not read Cantonese"

Well that would be everyone alright, since Cantonese and Mandarin are spoken languages, different dialects of the same written language - Chinese. You read and write Chinese, you speak Cantonese or Mandarin.

Professor of "Cultural Geography" - whatever that is supposed to be - my ass.
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+5

Piranha rated on 25 Jul 2011

[Version 1.1.4]



+5

Piranha rated on 13 May 2011

[Version 1.1.2]



+8

Durandal rated on 12 Feb 2011

[Version 1.0.1]



Deus0ww rated on 12 Feb 2011

[Version 1.0.1]


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License:Commercial
Date:11 Sep 2013
Platform:Intel 64 / OS X
Price: $1.99
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SPlayerX is a fully functional media player able to play almost every kind of media file.

Aside from typical features like video quality tuner and sound equalizer, SPlayerX also has the ability to match translated Chinese subtitle to help viewers break the language barrier between Chinese and English.

The supported formats include MPG, MPEG, MPEG 2, VOB, DAT, MP4, M4V, TS, RM, RMVB, WMV, ASF, MKV, AVI, 3GP, 3G2, FLV, MOV, H264/x264 1080p/720p HD video etc and all the audio formats.

The supported subtitle format include: SRT, SSA, ASS, IDX+SUB, SUB, SMI, etc.


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