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View Poll Results: Video Media Player Application of the Year
I just love this player. It plays EVERYTHING I throw at it with no problem whatsoever.
It plays streams so very well and this is very important to me.
There's nothing I don't like about Mplayer, and I mean it - it is perfect for my needs.
Oh, and I use mainly (almost only) the console version
just kidding here, but do you know what cool "feature" VHS VCRs had?
I could stop a movie, go to bed, and continue the next day at the very same position, without any fiddling around!
Why don't computer media players do the same? They could very well save the position automatically at quitting and have a whole lot of storage space available to keep it for any media file and DVD one played!
Yet I find this feature is neither non-existent or far too hard to reach...
AFAIK, Codeine is the only player which continues automatically where it stopped. It's not on the list, though, and also very lightweight, thus missing some other features.
My vote goes to VLC, for it has at least a bookmarking feature...
Last edited by FnordPerfect; 01-16-2007 at 10:47 AM.
I really prefer MPlayer, and use it whenever I have the chance, because the controls are simpler and because it is more lightweight. However, VLC has two killer features that I think make it a better player: it will happily try to play video files that have been corrupted, and it has better support for multiple audio streams.
I voted for Kaffeine... it is easy to use has a lot of features and is pretty light. I use Mplayer for the browser plugin because it is pretty light and quick and can play video right within the webpage (Kaffeine likes to open video in a separate window. I like these because of how easy it is to add Codecs. I have yet to find a video that doesn't work with these players using the codec package available from Mplayer's website. VLC is good but I don't like the way it handles codecs, although I do like its portability.
I started out on xine, so i'm partial to it. the only thing i don't like about it is that it has a small bug in gnome. doesn't affect playback, but it differs from that on KDE. in KDE, while in full screen i could push 'g' to bring up controls in full screen. in gnome thats not there.