With the well known GUI of the 0.1.x series but completely new internals,
it brings convenient media playing facilities to your PC.
New in the 0.3.x series is the media tree, which lets you have not just
one playlist but a whole tree of playlists (called albums).
You can create albums and subalbums, move and copy tracks with
drag & drop, even while the player plays. You can load new tracks via
dialogs or simply by dropping files, media URLs (like "Tune in" buttons)
or whatever from webbrowsers or filemanagers onto an album. You can also
load an entire directory tree into an album. Subdirectories will become
There are some fixed albums, which represent plugins controlling hardware
devices (e.g. CDROM drives). Each device plugin will automatically create the
available devices as subalbums.
You are able to play VCDs, Audio CDs and DVDs.
Furthermore, there is an Incoming album, which collects tracks from the
commandline or from the remote, and a Favourites album, to which you can
copy tracks from other albums.
Right click onto the tree and the albums, and context sensitive menus
will tell you your options.
Below, you see screenshots. Click the images to enlarge them.
Media tree in tabbed mode
Media tree in windowed mode
OSD and subtitle rendering in action.
Text subtitle options
- Playback of most commonly used media file formats (using the
- Fullscreen mode (press TAB in the video window)
- Streaming via network
at several different protocols (http, pnm, mms and "real rtsp") Gmerlin plays
icecast (mp3, Vorbis and AAC)
and many more streams. In most cases, you can drag "tune in" or "external
player" links from your webbrowser into a gmerlin album.
- Support for URL redirectors (asx, ram, m3u, pls, smil)
- Antialiased time and track display
- Audio output via Alsa, esd or OSS, depending on what packages you
installed. Alsa supports multichannel (5.1) output.
- Video playback using Ximages or or XVideo. Shared memory is used
- If you load a file, which contains multiple tracks, gmerlin will
allow you to access these individually. This is true for
albw-wrapped mp3s and concatenated OggVorbis files.
- For albums, we remember the window coordinates as well as the last
directory from which you added files. Coordinates of the video window and
the main window are also remembered.
- The player can be controlled remotely by a commandline program. Type
gmerlin_remote -help to see the options
- A simple script called gmerlin_launcher can be configured as a helper
applications in webwrowsers and filemanagers.
- You can fire up the transcoder from the player