2006 LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice AwardsThis forum is for the 2006 LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice Awards.
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VLC takes the vote. Plays most of the media. Xine is cool too but i think its rather bloated and the interface is not that good. found some new names in the list. i think i got to try and see what the heck the are.
I voted for mplayer, because I have it running on 3 machines with different distro's as the plug-in for Firefox, Opera & Konqueror. It seems to play everything once you get the right codecs installed. It even plays the stuff on the Council of Europe site, though they claim they can't support Linux for legal reasons!
It is a hard question though, as mplayer uses xine, and I mostly use Kaffeine for playing DVD's, and that also uses xine, so maybe I should have voted for xine.
I would've gone for VLC because I use it on multiple OSs, but I've chosen xine instead (even over mplayer) simply because it was the first functional Linux media player I encountered all those years ago
...I guess I'll go with MPlayer. I've used it longest, it's the one with the Firefox plugin installed and it plays most everything. I do use VLC too, mostly for DVD's and the streaming features. But, MPlayer is my favorite.