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View Poll Results: Video Media Player Application of the Year
mplayer 618 41.93%
xine 210 14.25%
Totem 72 4.88%
Gstreamer 16 1.09%
VLC 306 20.76%
Ogle 6 0.41%
Helix 11 0.75%
kaffeine 235 15.94%
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Old 01-05-2007, 05:10 AM   #46
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If installed from source with all codecs, MPlayer is by far the best for regular playback. Not to mention that dvd-nav support is also in experimental stages for it.
 
Old 01-05-2007, 07:25 AM   #47
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mplayer narrowly wins out over vlc, only because i can do so much more with it and the no gui(once i finally figured out how to use it). though vlc is a very close second because it is cross-platformed and doesn't required codecs.
 
Old 01-05-2007, 07:28 AM   #48
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I voted for Totem but actually I don't really like it...

In fact, I haven't found yet a 'decent' media player for GNU/Linux.
 
Old 01-05-2007, 08:53 AM   #49
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VLC because it plays everything I throw at it. Including the anime with weird codecs, without downloading extra stuff. Plus it works on multiple OSes, takes good DVD screencaps, and I can recommend it to everyone I know (including the Mac users).
 
Old 01-05-2007, 05:06 PM   #50
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VLC dear it can play almost all of my videos.
 
Old 01-06-2007, 06:07 PM   #51
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Mplayer will play almost everything that you throw at it. Also use Real Player.
 
Old 01-06-2007, 10:41 PM   #52
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mplayer ,xo far it hasnt failed yet
 
Old 01-07-2007, 03:14 AM   #53
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vlc - all the way
 
Old 01-07-2007, 07:26 AM   #54
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i miss Codeine...
 
Old 01-10-2007, 11:52 AM   #55
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Why exactly is Gstreamer on the list? It isn't a media player. It's a media framework. Not a media player. Totem is a media player that USES Gstreamer for instance.
 
Old 01-10-2007, 01:41 PM   #56
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i have only used totem. so i back totem
 
Old 01-14-2007, 04:03 AM   #57
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Kaffeine... I also use sometimes Mplayer but I just don't like it...
 
Old 01-14-2007, 12:44 PM   #58
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Quote:
Originally Posted by k0deBreaKer
i have only used totem. so i back totem
Some real intellect exhibited here on these polls.... Totem is the best but you've never even used anything else.... Perhaps you should expand your field of experience and comparison a bit before voting it,or anything else, as "best".
 
Old 01-14-2007, 09:47 PM   #59
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xine is great, but I have to say that VLC has worked the best without any extra work/configuration for me.
 
Old 01-15-2007, 03:23 AM   #60
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Kaffeine is my preferred video media player app, but VLC is pretty cool as well.
 
  


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