Saturday, September 22, 2012

SMPlayer 0.8.1 Released, Installation Via PPA Available For Ubuntu 12.10/12.04/Linux Mint 13

SMPlayer is a media player (front-end for MPlayer) capable of playing almost any audio/video formats such as avi, mp4, mp3, mpeg, etc. The player has many interesting features like the ability to remember settings done to played media files. When closing, for example, a video and re-open it, it will be resumed from the point you ended your viewing of the video with the same settings set (volume, subtitles, etc.).

You can review all features for SMPlayer here. The latest version of SMPlayer is 0.8.1 which brings a fix for Youtube playback problems. To install SMPlayer 0.8.1 on Ubuntu 12.10/12.04/Linux Mint 13 or older, open the terminal and run the following commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:rvm/smplayer
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install smplayer smplayer-themes smtube

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.9 Beta

The legacy release Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), version 5, is getting one more "Production Phase 1" update on its 10-year life cycle road. A beta build of version 5.9 is now available for download and testing. From the release announcement: "Red Hat is pleased to announce the availability of the beta of the next minor release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.9. Included in this minor release are a broad set of updates to the existing features. The beta release also provides new functionality in the areas of virtualization and networking, and new support for standards, certifications and security, as well as new features that support certificate-based Red Hat Subscription Management. Also included are additions to capabilities for developers and support for some of the latest platforms from our hardware partners. With new drivers for Microsoft Hyper-V that have recently been accepted by the upstream Linux community, customers can now run Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.9 as a virtual guest on Hyper-V with improved performance." Existing RHEL customers can download this beta release from Red Hat's Software & Download Center.