DVDStyler 2.9.6 Authoring Tool released

DVDStyler 2.9.6 the latest release, is a free open source, cross-platform DVD authoring application for the creation of professionally looking DVDs. DVDStyler has a user-friendly interface with support for drag & drop option, inlcuing flexible menu creation on the basis of scalable vector graphic. DVDStyler Features added selection of player for preview added possibility to normalize audio (replay gain) added ability to choose 5.1 audio and normalizing as default in the settings added possibility to select border or crop to keep aspect ratio added possibility to set default subtitle properties added possibility to keep and use cached files after restarting of DVDStyler redesigned the menu properties dialog joined chapter and cell properties dialogs enabled reencoding of ntsc film (24 fps) by default fixed displaying of video bitrate if video don’t need be transcoded fixed memory leak (thanks to Sebastian Vater) win32: updated ffmpeg to version 2.

SMPlayer released

SMPlayer recently released, intends to be a complete front-end for MPlayer, from basic features like playing videos, DVDs, and VCDs to more advanced features like support for MPlayer filters and more. Notable feature of SMPlayer is, it remembers the settings of all files you play. When you watch a movie and leave, when you open that movie again it will resume at the same point you left it, and with the same settings: audio track, subtitles, volume.