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Kantaris Media Player / News: Recent posts

Kantaris 0.4.3 released

Kantaris is versatile media player for Windows that can play almost anything.

Release fixes all bugs reported to me, also Dutch and Norwegian translations have been added and a few others have been updated. Thanks Svein and Danny for the new languages.

Posted by Christofer 2008-12-16

Kantaris 0.4.1 released.

Kantaris is versatile media player for Windows that can play almost anything.

The focus has for the most part been on developing new features and less time has been spent on fixing bugs and cleaning up the code. This has led to that bugs have been piling up so now I thought it was time to really focus on the user experience and I hope you like the result. I could list all the fixes but it’s easier to just say that most if not every problem I’m aware of should be fixed. (knock on wood)... read more

Posted by Christofer 2008-11-12

Kantaris Media Player: 0.3.7 released

Kantaris Media Player is a all-in-one media player which tries to provides the best media experience.Video playback is based on VLC code which results in that it plays everything without the need of installing any codecs.Contains beautiful music visuals.

This release fixes a bug causing the “video output module” setting not be saved. If you don’t need to change this setting you also don’t need to update to version 0.3.7.... read more

Posted by Christofer 2008-05-17

Kantaris: 0.3.6 released

Kantaris Media Player is a all-in-one media player which tries to provides the best media experience.Video playback is based on VLC code which results in that it plays everything without the need of installing any codecs.Contains beautiful music visuals.

Kantaris 0.3.6 released
This version only contains one major new feature; support for non-western characters in subtitles. So now you should be able to use your Arabic, Hebrew, Chinese, … subtitles with Kantaris.
Other improvements:
Added subtitles size setting
Speed up file loading
Saving downloaded subtitles in the “kantaris\cache” directory instead of in the “temporary internet files” folder
Double-clicking for full screen works again
Hopefully fixed a bug caused by bass_fx.dll in Vista 64-bit ( I can’t test it)
Fixed a bug with the listing of embedded subtitles
Uninstaller now removes file associations
Probably some more which I can’t remember right now.

Posted by Christofer 2008-05-15

Kantaris 0.3.5 released

Kantaris is versatile player that can play almost anything.

It’s been almost exactly two months since version 0.3.4 and this is what I’ve been working on.

•Playback of all audio-CDs should now finally work.
•Seeking in MPEG-2 files fixed.
•Much better RAR support. Can now play most rar-archives containing video instantly without any unpacking and being able to seek in the file like it’s unpacked. I think this is a unique feature that no other player for windows has. I know that XBMC for Xbox can do the same.
•Automatically identifying a movie and listing subtitles for it available at opensubtitles.com also automatically downloads the subtitle of choice. This might also be a unique feature. :D
•A few other bug-fixes.... read more

Posted by Christofer 2008-04-29

Kantaris 0.3.4 released

An open-source alternative to Windows Media Player. Since the video playback is based upon VLC it will play almost anything you throw at it without the need of installing any codecs.

Added support for dragging and dropping a folder with audio files into the player window.
Fixed RAR support - Opening Rars in 0.3.3 didn't work
Fixed bug where some mp3 files wouldn't be recognized as audio files.
Fixed bug that threw an unhandled exception message if you tried to skip to the next track while at the end of the playlist.
Fixed support for dragging and dropping RAR files into the player window.... read more

Posted by Christofer 2008-03-01

Kantaris 0.3.3 released - now with hotkey support

Kantaris is a multimedia player with support for almost all video and audio formats.

New in this release:
Lots of bug fixes
Added support for keyboard commands
Added support for opening multiple files in the same instance of Kantaris

Posted by Christofer 2008-02-24

New version of Kantaris Media Player

Version 0.3.2 contains the following improvements:
New "play folder" feature.
Fixed bug in loading of DVD's.
A few other minor changes.

Kantaris is a new versatile media player for both music and video.

Posted by Christofer 2008-01-28

Kantaris 0.3.1 released

This release contains no new features just fixes of problems in 0.3.0.
Fixed problems maximizing and minimizing of the windows.
Fixed problem decoding filenames with foreign characters.
Fixed the look of the playlist.

Kantaris is versatile player that can play almost anything.

Posted by Christofer 2008-01-23

Kantaris: 0.3.0 released

Kantaris Media Player is a all-in-one media player which tries to provides the best media experience.Video playback is based on VLC code which results in that it plays everything without the need of installing any codecs.Contains beautiful music visuals.

After over two months of development a new version of Kantaris is finally released. New in the 0.3.0 release:
New and better looking user interface.
.rar file support. ( Play rar files without having to extract the content)
Better subtitle support.
Lots of changes that will make the player more stable.
Updated to the latest stable vlc code. (0.8.6d)... read more

Posted by Christofer 2008-01-22

Kantaris is awarded 5 stars out of 5 in reviews.

I have received mails from two different sites telling me that in they have reviewed Kantaris and that they feel it deserves the highest possible score. This makes me happy and I will of course continue to make the player even better.

Posted by Christofer 2007-11-16

New release of Kantaris.

Kantaris is amedia player which can play almost anything you can throw at it -- AVI, MPEG, MGEG-AVC, WMV, MOV, MKV, quicktime, matroska, divx, xvid, H264, MP3, WMA, OGG files and more. Kantaris can also play DVDs and audio CDs. The player also displays some of the most beautiful music visualizations ever seen. All this is completely free.

Kantaris version 0.2.5 includes the following improvements:
New movie trailer menu.
Can now select embedded subtitles in videos. Support for multiple audio tracks in videos. Control now also works for DVD's in iso format. Other bug fixes.

Posted by Christofer 2007-11-11

Kantaris Media Player 0.2.4 fixes critical bug

Kantaris Media Player is a new all-in-one media player and an open-source alternative to Windows Media Player with similar GUI and features. Video playback is based upon Videolan Client (VLC) which results in that Kantaris will play almost anything you throw at it without the need of installing any codecs.

Fixed a serious bug where the player crashed when opening files associated with Kantaris in Windows explorer. Should have found this before releasing 0.2.3, sorry.

Posted by Christofer 2007-10-01

Kantaris Media Player 0.2.3 released.

Kantaris Media Player is a new all-in-one media player and an open-source alternative to Windows Media Player with similar GUI and features. Video playback is based upon Videolan Client (VLC) which results in that Kantaris will play almost anything you throw at it without the need of installing any codecs.

Version 0.2.3 fixes a bug in 0.2.2 which caused music to continually repeat and problems with output modules on vista, also added support for .pls playlists and increased stream support.

Posted by Christofer 2007-10-01

Kantaris Media Player 0.2.2 released.

Kantaris Media Player is a new all-in-one media player and an open-source alternative to Windows Media Player with similar GUI and features. Video playback is based upon Videolan Client (VLC) which results in that Kantaris will play almost anything you throw at it without the need of installing any codecs.

Fixed serious bug found in 0.2.1

Posted by Christofer 2007-09-17

Kantaris Media Player 0.2.1 released.

Kantaris Media Player is a new all-in-one media player and an open-source alternative to Windows Media Player with similar GUI and features. Video playback is based upon Videolan Client (VLC) which results in that Kantaris will play almost anything you throw at it without the need of installing any codecs.

Finally a new release of Kantaris. This version fixes a few bugs that have been reported but mainly it adds new features that lets the user listen to last.fm radio and watch the latest movie trailers.

Posted by Christofer 2007-09-16

Kantaris Media Player 0.2.0 released

Kantaris Media Player is a new all-in-one media player and an open-source alternative to Windows Media Player with similar GUI and features. Video playback is based upon Videolan Client (VLC) which results in that Kantaris will play almost anything you throw at it without the need of installing any codecs.

Kantaris 0.2.0 contains no new features but lots of bug fixes. Some of the code for the controls handeling has been rewritten.

Posted by Christofer 2007-08-28

Kantaris Media Player 0.1.9 released.

Kantaris Media Player is a new all-in-one media player and an open-source alternative to Windows Media Player with similar GUI and features. Video playback is based upon Videolan Client (VLC) which results in that Kantaris will play almost anything you throw at it without the need of installing any codecs.

Version 0.1.9 has better support for subtitles and also some minor bugs have been fixed.

Posted by Christofer 2007-08-23

Kantaris Media Player 0.1.8 released.

Kantaris Media Player is the all-in-one media player that provides the best audio and video experience. Video playback is based upon Videolan Client (VLC) which results in that Kantaris will play almost anything you throw at it without the need of installing any codecs.

Kantaris 0.1.8 is now available for download. This release fixes a bug affecting DVD playback. Also changed is the method of getting album covers, instead of using Amazon’s web services Kantaris now uses last.fm

Posted by Christofer 2007-08-18

Kantaris Media Player 0.1.7 released.

Sorry for not making any updates lately but I’ve been on vacation. Now when I’m back I’m ready to release a new version with lots of improvements. Most of the improvements are made to the audio playback as video playback is pretty much unchanged. Kantaris now supports MIDI, Flac, AC3 and AAC files. An equalizer has also been added to the media player.

Posted by Christofer 2007-08-13

Kantaris Receives Award

I'm very happy to report that Kantaris has received an editor's Choice Award from uptodown.com.

"We have tested it and we have liked it a lot, in fact, I already have it installed instead of VLC. It looks pretty good and it works really well. The sound Quality is good and I haven't found any file i can't handle.

Furthermore, and because we ha liked it a lot, we ave decided to give it our Editor's Choice Award and it will be featured as program of the day since now until tomorrow."

Posted by Christofer 2007-07-16

Kantaris Media Player 0.1.5 released.

Fixed some minor bugs all over the place. Fixed a major bug that caused the settings to not be read correctly. Added an option to change the video output module. This should help if can't get video to show in Vista.

Posted by Christofer 2007-07-16

Kantaris Media Player 0.1.4 released.

Release 0.1.4 feature a speed up in initial loading, bug fixes to the playlist, added feature where you can drag and drop media files. The installer has also been improved.
Kantaris is a versatile media player that supports most audio and video files.

Posted by Christofer 2007-07-02