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View Poll Results: Video Multimedia Application of the Year
xine 304 31.12%
mplayer 487 49.85%
Totem 77 7.88%
acidrip 4 0.41%
Gstreamer 36 3.68%
Cinelerra 8 0.82%
VLC 52 5.32%
Ogle 9 0.92%
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Old 01-09-2005, 08:04 AM   #46
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mplayer is for me. . .
Old 01-09-2005, 10:04 AM   #47
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voted for xine but also like mplayer.
Old 01-09-2005, 03:58 PM   #48
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Mplayer is THE player! I get a perfect video motion from divx/dvd on a celeron 333 with 64MB RAM while xine can't even play a divx on a 500mhz cpu.
Old 01-09-2005, 06:48 PM   #49
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Mplayer all the way!!! by far my favorite media application
Old 01-13-2005, 12:10 PM   #50
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The core media player .... ooops Mplayer for everything except when I want to see the DVD menu.
Old 01-14-2005, 12:37 AM   #51
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I use mplayer for video and "xmms with xmmplayer plugin" for audio....
mplayer plays almost any kind of file and the codecs work for every video type.....
but gmplayer is a bit painful....
I can't close the video window if I want to hear only audio.....doing so closes gmplayer itself....
Old 01-14-2005, 11:04 AM   #52
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I am really impressed with mplayer. Just look at mplayerplugin for Firefox! Hands down, the best plugin/media player for Linux to date.

Old 01-14-2005, 02:03 PM   #53
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KPlayer is by far the best

KPlayer ( is by far the best multimedia player on any platform.

It is based on MPlayer, and it plays video and audio equally well. It is very stable and featureful, and very easy to use.

Try it out and see for yourself. I have it set as default for all audio and video files.
Old 01-14-2005, 02:23 PM   #54
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Xine. because of its high quality output sound...
Old 01-15-2005, 05:25 AM   #55
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Aaarrghh!!! WHERE IS KAFFEINE!!?? How can they have forgotten it? It's definately the best video player for Linux!
Old 01-18-2005, 03:00 AM   #56
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acid_kewpie: yes, isn't that program just a front anyway?

anyways, mplayer for me ... soo many output options, i personally love aalib's output (black and white text output ... look cool, or if you want colored text, libcaca, but its a bit shaky i find) ... or a much of images, soo many options!

djworld: kaffine is "xine based" , i guess that means its a front end for xine?

Last edited by SciYro; 01-18-2005 at 03:02 AM.
Old 01-21-2005, 05:49 AM   #57
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mplayer one of the best apps i've never run
Old 01-28-2005, 12:39 PM   #58
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Im curious as to why Real Player is not on the list, personally it wins my vote since it's the quickest and easiest for me to use
Old 01-29-2005, 05:32 PM   #59
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kaffeine with xine backend would be best because some video files run on mplayer but not very well on xine based players or xine itself.

So i vote for mplayer

Also the control of mplayer is best (arrowkeys)
Old 01-29-2005, 08:41 PM   #60
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Hey team, Xine plays everything I can throw at it.
It can create playlists that can be draged to the desktop and clicked. I can't work out how to do this with mplayer.
It does slow motion. mplayer, as above.
Xine's keyboard controls are easy to learn.
So for me, I guess it's XINE.


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