Release 0.5.0b7: Lucky Seven?

06.09.08 34 Comments

Assisted by the lovely Stella Artois, I worked a while this evening fixing some bugs. The result can be found here (HTTP, torrent, source):

  • FIX: For ages now we’ve had trouble with large subtitles and the lovely Aeon skin (cases with fonts having point sizes great than 50). Well, no longer. Thanks to jmarshall for pointing me in the right direction on this one.
  • REG: Amazingly nobody noticed, but playing movie trailers with the AMT plugin caused a crash. Luckily, before anyone complained, it’s now working again.
  • FIX: Better behavior with switching between full-screen and windowed mode in terms of fonts and skins resizing correctly.
  • REG: Caching A/V ratios tweaked, fixes frame dropping problem introduced last version. I tried a bunch of HD trailers and got frame dropping only when my pathetic connection couldn’t keep up.
  • NEW: Bumped up maximum allowable cache size in certain cases.
  • FIX: TIFF loading crash reported by superpea, fixed by upgrading to the latest version of libtiff.
  • FIX: ProjectM was updated to 1.1 by malloc64 (nice work, mate!), and I recompiled for OS X. I ran into some problems on GMA950 (go figure), but worked around them. It *should* now work and not display garbage on the lower third of the screen. More tweaks may be needed, but I think it’s much better than the old one.

We’ve seen these racquetballs before, haven’t we?


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  • I’ve seen audio drop outs as well. Does not matter if its HD or SD, machine is dual 3ghtz so it should have enough cpu. I’ve upped all the caches to max, perhaps thats the problem?

  • Also, its not the encoding as I can jump back in the video and it won’t drop out in the same place all the time. Sometimes it seems to go for 30 mins without a dropout then you might get 3-4 in 10 mins.

  • The updates keep coming:D Getting greater everytime:)
    Just a question

    – Is the audiogain not working? I use a receiver but the volume is very low.
    – And the same for IMDB cover & info. Can’t find an option but maybe I oversee it:)

  • Ok, I’ll check my logs.. see you over in the forums. Is there a thread for this already or should I start a new one? :)

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