Projects / Xtheater


Xtheater is a media playing tool for Unix. It has a flexible plugin architecture to allow for different UI and playback plugins. It has a plugin for a GTK UI, an smpeg-based plugin for playing mpg and mp3 files, and an AVI plugin for AVI and ASF files. It features seek, fullscreen, doublesize, GL rendering, and more.


Recent releases

  •  27 Aug 2001 17:49

    Release Notes: Improved AVI playback, better XVideo support, Time display, application directory support, and closing of playback window.

    •  14 Feb 2001 09:21

      Release Notes: This release includes seekbar fixes, DPMS fixes, and memory leak fixes. The nautllus drag and drop code was also fixed.

      •  06 Dec 2000 22:57

        Release Notes: Fixes for compilation on non-Linux OSes and a critical bug. CPU usage is drastically reduced from 0.9.0.

        •  06 Dec 2000 18:38

          Release Notes: VCD seeking, better error messages, graphical configuration dialogs, GL fullscreen and windowed playback for MPEG (with a resizable window with software and GL scaling), a software-based bilinear filter for MPEG playback, disabling DPMS screensaver on playback, and more.

          •  30 Oct 2000 05:28

            Release Notes: Fixes for drag and drop, and stopping in AVI/ASF.

            Recent comments

            06 Dec 2000 13:23 jarrodj

            Yes, 0.9.0 is out
            Got interrupted in the middle of posting it, but it is now out there to poke and prod at, beware the GL stuff, and no bug reports about GL stuff without a patch until 0.9.1 please..

            06 Dec 2000 11:57 captnemo

            v .9
            The web page talks about v.9 as if it is allready out, but I can't find it anywhere.

            21 Mar 2000 13:34 jarrodj

            Good news, latest versions seem to do OK cross-platform, I am particularly interested in bug-reports/fixes in this area.

            26 Jan 2000 02:06 jarrodj

            I would not mind at all to keep it cross platform, but I don't have solaris to test it on, as people make changes, you can email me diffs and I'll apply them for cross platform stuff.

            25 Jan 2000 13:24 shaman

            Compiles under Solaris as of Jan 25 vers.
            However, main.h needs to be edited and needs to be changed to

            Why make it Linux specific when it's for SDL, which is not?


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