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SER Player is a video player for playing LuCam Recorder SER files. SER files are used for planetary, lunar and solar captures and this player allows these captures to be viewed in the same way AVI files are viewed with a standard video player.
SER Player is an open source application with pre-built versions available for Windows, OS X and Linux (Download links below).
Supported save formats:
Thanks to all the volunteers who provide their time to produce the Non-English translations.
Volunteers for translating SER Player to new languages are always appreciated. This simply involves translating a list of English text to your own language, no programming experience is required. Please email email@example.com if you want to help.
Pre-built versions of the SER Player for various platforms can be downloaded from the links below. If you have any issues with these binary images then please drop me an email to let me know.
Windows (32-bit):SER_Player_Windows_x86_v1.6.0.zip (22.6 MB)
Windows (64-bit):SER_Player_Windows_x64_v1.6.0.zip (26.4 MB)
These are zipped Windows installers.
Mac OS X (64-bit): SER-Player_OSX_v1.6.0.dmg (15.3 MB)
OS X Disk Image file containing a .app file.
Note that this is an unsigned App as I am not a member of the Apple Developer Program.
For details of installing unsigned Mac software please see this:
GNU/Linux AppImage Package (32-bit): ser-player-1.6.0-glibc2.3-i686.AppImage (22.2 MB)
GNU/Linux AppImage Package (64-bit): ser-player-1.6.0-glibc2.3-x86_64.AppImage (21.6 MB)
AppImage packages are designed to run on all major Linux desktop distributions.
Simply download the AppImage file, change the file permissions to make it executable and then run it by double-clicking on it or run it from the terminal.
When the AppImage runs the first time it will offer to install a desktop file. If a desktop file is installed, then SER Player will be added to the desktop menu and associated with .ser files so that double-clicking on a .ser file will start SER Player and play it.
Note that SER Player Debian packages (.deb files) are no longer supported and should be uninstalled before an AppImage desktop file in installed.
For more details about AppImages see: http://appimage.org/.
SER Player project on GitHub:
Here you can find the complete SER Player project including source code. Also here are the pre-build versions for current and previous releases.
Example SER files:
Jupiter monochrome capture (C14 + ASI174MM camera): Jup_200415_204534_R_F0001-0300.zip (16MB)
Mars raw colour capture (C14 + ASI120MC camera): Mars_150414_002445_OSC_F0001-0500.zip (11.7MB)
Here are a couple of very short captures in SER format that can be used for evaluating SER Player.
v1.2.0: 27 Jun 2015
The SER format was originally devised by Heiko Wilkens for his Lucam Recorder image acquisition software. This format is an alternative to the AVI format for capturing data from web cams and fast frame rate cameras for planetary, lunar and solar imaging.
Advantages of the SER format over the AVI format:
The potential disadvantage of the SER format compared the AVI format is that is does not support lossless compression which can be achieved with AVI files using a suitable codec.