Does someone is interested to try to develop with me a new video player to use for checking render video?
I don’t know anything about standalone application creation but I’m not happy with players (free or commercial) there is on the market. Which is very annoying because I spend half of the day on it!!
Quicktime is ok but quite limited and crash a lot on a network environment (and is not free, and do not run on Linux)
DJV View is really great but don’t support multiples videos. The commercial equivalent “RV” supports it but it’s not free, not that speed and I don’t like how it’s designed.
Other commons players don’t support one frame step which is a shame.
The only one I like to use is the Blender’s VSE because it is scriptable and really fast when it’s on RAM. But i’d like to do more that the UI can’t do.
The app should have:
– the ability to play two videos at the same time (side-by-side mode or wipe handle)
– frame by frame step
– gpl, of course
I’ve checked how to do that with Python and the PyQt library with Phonon which is a very high level Gui and multimedia framework.
It’s seems doable!
Anyone wants to try it with me?
Layout design, icon button, script or anything?
If that works, this is already awesome!! and we could think about adding more stuff like images sequence, color management, fullscreen mode, notes, etc but let’s keep it simple!
@vincentg Wouldn’t it be a more efficient solution to fork DJV and help to its development, rather than starting a new app? imho it’s the best base out there to build on 🙂 (I’m speaking, but I don’t know it’s architecture, so if it’s in anyway possible to adapt it to a multiple video checks.
Another cool feature it could have is layer handling with fusion modes and opacity parameters (Chaosgroup’s PDPlayer has this, it’s a gem feature for on-the-fly pass testing!).
If there’s room for it, I could help with the ergonomics/interface design /mockups 🙂
I didn’t know PDPlayer, interesting feature.
Yes of course it should be better to improve DJV development but this is for sure too complicated for me! Since I’m not a coder 🙂
I also like the challenge to create a standalone application for the first time. It will not fit for everyone, just want something really simple for my (and your) workflow.
I began to learn the QT framework, this is really powerful!!
Very simple and there is a great tool to separate UI and scripting stuff : Qt Designer.
I finally stopped to try developing a dedicated app for what I was looking for. I made a set of scripts for Blender with a specific installation only for playing video automatically. This works just fine. It’s been days I’m working on it and if you never tried to use Blender as a video player with Python support, the VSE really worth it. A lot better than what I get with FFmpeg, Mencoder and DJV View. A way better tool that I’ve even imagined.
This is the way of how to make Blender a “portable” app to share it with its scripts/layout/settings : http://blenderlounge.fr/faire-une-version-portable-de-blender/
Just perfect for my job! 🙂
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