Mandriva Introduces New Media Player

Today Denis Koryavov, lead interface developer at ROSA Labs, announced a new media player for ROSA/Mandriva. ROSA Media Player (ROMP) is a fork of MPlayer and SMPlayer with a sleek design and new features. Today a beta of 1.0 was made available to test and Koryavov says it’s stable.

There have a been at least a couple of forks of MPlayer and friends over the years but the main reason ROSA wanted a fork of their own was the difficulty in getting any code accepted into upstream projects. Koryavov said this is due to ideology differences. Seems ROSA designers prefer a “pure choice” concept, which is the “possibility to allow our users to just see a video without taking the trouble with many features.”

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