Today ROSA team is glad to announce the our new product ROSA Media Player 1.0 Beta. What is the ROSA Media Player?
ROSA Media Player (ROMP) is a new media player for the ROSA/Mandriva. Technically it is based on MPLayer and SMPlayer code, but considerably differs from the SMPlayer (yes, ROMP is fork of the SMPlayer). What for? The main reasons that made us to fork SMPlayer are:
- possibility to allow our users to just see a video without taking the trouble with many features (yes, we don’t want to refuse the our “pure choice” concept);
- impossibility to put our code to upstream project because of different ideology;
- modern look and best usability;
Just see the screenshots:
As you can see, we made not only the player itself, we also made the ROSA Media Player Plugin (ROMPP) - plugin for the Firefox/Chromium web-browser to show the streaming video. The ROMPP is created from scratch.
Some words about stability. Because ROMP is based on the SMPlayer it has a good stability and word “beta” in the title speaks more exactly about new features and usability that we want to do before we will release the ROMP 1.0 final. So, you can use it without a fear that it will be unstable.
If we speak about our further plans, I can mark out several important (in my opinion) features:
- possibility to record video from the screen (like recordMyDesktop);
- possibility to strip the video by size;
- possibility to connect, download and play a video from some video services like Youtube (as in Miro);
- New interface (maybe on the QT Quick);
And this is not all! Today we want to ask you, our users: what features do you want to see in the video player? How do you see your best video player? Please, feel free to send me emails or comment on this blog post with any your idea. We don’t promise that we’ll implement all of your ideas, even right now, but you can be sure - we will consider any of your ideas!
P.S. The packages (rosa-media-player and rosa-media-player-plugin) already in the Mandriva Cooker and Mandriva/ROSA 2011 ‘main/backports’ repositories.