Gnome Videos (aka Totem) is going to have a massive redesign for the next version.
Keep on mind that these are early (and actually 5month old) designs. Things can be changed and some of the features can be postponed for the version after 3.8. There isn’t any discussion yet, other than the description:
“Totem’s UI is from another generation, being on of the first “developed for GNOME 2″ applications. Its UI is getting rejigged following designer input: http://live.gnome.org/Design/Apps/Videos“.
Videos is following the context selection pattern of all new Gnome Apps, like Documents, Photos, Boxes etc.
Yeap! Sync with online service via GOA! While this (Cloud Sync) is core part of all Gnome3 and its nice, it would be better if at some point we see some Open Source cloud services. Unfortunately I don’t see anything coming at the near future :(
Pay attention on the comments bar. Could Videos handle YouTube comments? I guess is a very optimistic feature!
Videos Full Screen Menus
Two options at the moment. Pretty much everything is experimental here. But we can get an idea what is coming next.
- View local and online/cloud videos collections
- A player for DLNA media servers
- See new videos shared by friends
- View full screen viewing
- Share videos (email, IM, ?)
- Upload videos
- Show video properties
- Aspect ratio
- Display subtitles
- Alternate audio tracks
- (maybe) Change angles/camera
- Act as a DLNA media server
- Not an editor
- Not a management tool
Media Player is a core part of any Desktop System and I am very happy that Gnome’s UX Team modernize things here. But it is not all about design. It’s about the new GStreamer, the Cloud Sync.. Great great work!
Because new features arrive daily and old ones are dropped, you have to always check Gnome Live for the latest news!
*There isn’t something new here, I just reprinted Videos Mockups for those who missed them.