Announcing Video Player: Codeine for KDE4/Phonon
KDE Commits prempted me (which is fine of course! ), but here is the official announcement of a video player I'm calling Video Player. The all-important screenshot:
If your a Codeine user and it looks familiar, thats the idea. Codeine is the "usability focus, simple video player" that Max Howell (of Amarok and Filelight fame) developed using KDE3 and xine-lib. What usability-focused means in this case is that menus have a limited number of options and that its simple to perform common tasks. This philosophy works really well for a video player. The first dialog pops up with the list of videos you watched. Select it and it remembers where you were in the movie, what size it was at etc. In other words, it keeps state. The (really fairly obvious, but somehow often missing) feature of remembering where I left off in a video was the killer feature of Codeine for me.
So I asked Max a couple of weeks ago if I could port Codeine to KDE4 and Phonon, and effectively become its maintainer.