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View Poll Results: Video Multimedia Application of the Year
mplayer 568 46.94%
xine 365 30.17%
Totem 93 7.69%
Gstreamer 33 2.73%
acidrip 5 0.41%
Cinelerra 9 0.74%
VLC 117 9.67%
Ogle 2 0.17%
Kino 13 1.07%
Helix 5 0.41%
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Old 01-28-2006, 04:19 PM   #1
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Video Multimedia Application of the Year

Yes, we know many of these apps are not directly comparable. The real question should be, which one does its job the best.

Old 01-29-2006, 09:18 PM   #2
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MPlayer overall is the best, though xine has better DVD playback (less buggy from what I can tell)
Old 01-30-2006, 01:59 AM   #3
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Totem is none the worse than Mplayer.
Old 01-30-2006, 09:08 AM   #4
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Last year, Gstreamer wouldn't play practically anything I had, and people recommended uninstalling totem-gstreamer and installing totem-xine as the first step in multimediafying your Gnome desktop. It has come of age and will play practically anything if you have the codec for it, and it has a plugin for win32, as well. Hoozah!
Old 01-30-2006, 01:39 PM   #5
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MPlayer and Xine both do the job for me could not ask for more....
Old 01-30-2006, 01:39 PM   #6
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I voted "xine" since I use it as the Kaffeine backend.
Old 01-30-2006, 01:55 PM   #7
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MythTV? Or does it fit somewhere else?
Old 01-30-2006, 01:56 PM   #8
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I used to use Xine for video, but now I'm a mplayer convert.

Mplayer will play anything, and if your lucky, it'll make you a coffee when you wake up in the morning.
Old 01-30-2006, 04:20 PM   #9
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Mplayer is the one and only I love.
Old 01-30-2006, 08:01 PM   #10
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voted xine, but like mplayer quite well, too
Old 01-30-2006, 10:02 PM   #11
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Cannot vote without kaffeine or codeine. Put there in the poll, please
Old 01-30-2006, 10:38 PM   #12
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Kaffeine as well, using xine as the backend but I don't like the xine gui.
Old 01-30-2006, 10:57 PM   #13
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Kaffeine here too. It plays absolutely everything and it does it well.
Old 01-30-2006, 11:11 PM   #14
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Was Kaffeine sorted out at some previous stage? What gives?!

x Kaffeine
Old 01-31-2006, 07:22 PM   #15
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MPlayer and only MPlayer


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