[Moonlight-list] Video on demand player NPO

Rolf Bjarne Kvinge rolflists at ya.com
Tue Nov 24 09:26:21 EST 2009


Hi Sjoerd,
 
> > I've experienced extremely choppy play on my MacBook Pro (using
> > VMWare) using beta 8. However, I'm testing it now on my Mac Pro
> (again
> > using VMWare) and it seems to work correctly. I will try to reproduce
> > it later this day, I don't have access to my MBP at the moment. One
> > thing I do notice is that the upscaling in Moonlight for full screen
> > video seems to work differently than the scaling in Silverlight while
> > playing content, see (be sure to watch them at 100%):
> >
> > http://misc.omroep.nl/slplayer/silverlight.jpg
> > http://misc.omroep.nl/slplayer/moonlight.jpg
> >
> 
> This comes down to a performance decision: we can easily increase the
> quality, but playback will get choppier. The best would probably be to
> have some sort of dynamic control - if playback isn't choppy, try to
> increase the quality, however this hasn't been implemented yet.

I've just implemented this, - if you have a really good system the video
resizing for fullscreen will look a lot less pixelated now.

> 
> > I'm also having issues scrubbing to a different timestamp in the
> > video, in Moonlight it does not always jump to the correct spot. After
> > you scrub it may play for a few seconds and then after some time it
> > will jump to the correct spot.
> > I've uploaded the debug output at:
> >
> > http://misc.omroep.nl/slplayer/mmsdebug.txt
> >
> > Also, when I scrub I do not see the "Buffering" indicator that I would
> > normally see when using the Silverlight plug-in.
> 
> I see this too now, I'll try to find a fix asap.

Both of these issues have also been fixed now. 

I'm not sure these fixes will get into the imminent Moonlight 2.0 release
though.

Rolf




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