MPlayerX

Leaving Mac App Store

After arguing with Apple for three months, I decide to stop updating MPlayerX in Mac App Store.


As some of you may know, from 1st, June, every application in Mac App Store have to adopt Sandboxing for releasing a new version. Sandboxing, although said to be a good protection from the malware, brings too many troubles to the applications themselves. I have made 6 builds trying to make MPlayerX pass Apple's review and I have explained why some privileges are so important for MPlayerX to achieve this and that features, But the answer is NO, NO, NO, NO, NO and NO.


MPlayerX will lose so many features if it adopted Sandboxing, it could not load the subtitle automatically, it could not play the next episode for you automatically, it could not save the snapshots to the place where you want to, etc. Without those features, MPlayerX were just another lame Quicktime X, which I could not accept.


Mac App Store is a great channel to let more guys get to know MPlayerX, but there are so many useful features waiting to be implemented, and I don't think I should waste more time on this.


MPlayerX added another auto-updating mechanism from 1.0.16.


Besides of the MAS-free 1.0.16, MPlayerX will make its best to release the last MAS version, which is 1.0.15. It will be a limited-function version, and will be released shortly, I hope.