New Mac Imprudence Intel Test Build

I’ve uploaded a new test build of Imprudence for Intel Mac, with GStreamer support (i.e. music and some video). This version should work for both Mac OS X 10.4 and 10.5. Whichever one you use, please confirm that it (still) works for you! (Unfortunately, PowerPC Mac users are still out of luck, as I’m having trouble compiling some libraries as Universal Binaries.)

We’ve gotten reports of some video streams that cause problems with the last test build. I expect those strems will still cause problems in this build, but please keep posting troublesome stream URLs to the Mac feedback forum thread. (For parcels where the stream URL is hidden, you can cheat and turn on “Advanced > View Admin Options”, then close and re-open the About Land window to see it.) Reporting problem URLs is super important for helping us get media support working well for a variety of media types.

This build includes some of the changes going into the upcoming release candidate, so Mac users get a “sneak peek” at RC3! I won’t bother going into detail yet, since it’s mostly minor stuff.

But I will mention, since it affects testing, that streaming audio/media playback is threaded now, so the viewer will load (buffer) the stream in the background, instead of stalling the whole viewer while it loads. So, please wait up to 30 seconds before deciding that the stream doesn’t work, as it might just be taking a while to get ready. Eventually we’ll provide some sort of visual feedback about the stream progress, but we haven’t gotten to that yet.


And don’t forget to report in the forums!

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