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Poll: Video Media Player Application of the Year
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Video Media Player Application of the Year

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The nominees are:

mplayer
xine
Totem
VLC
Ogle
Helix
kaffeine

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Old 01-09-2008, 01:17 PM   #31
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Originally Posted by Fakhri View Post
mplayer is good, it has better navigation than xine. But, when I was playing my dvd, the dvd menu wouldn't come out and the sound was played 3 second before the video. When I ran on the terminal it said "YOUR CPU IS TOO SLOW TO PLAY DVD". Well, I use PIII 800 MHz with 256 MB RAM and 32 MB RIVA TNT2. But, I used kaffeine with xine-engine and my dvd played smoothly, even the menu appeared. so I choose kaffeine.
mplayer is behind xine in DVD menu
xine is behind mplayer in menu ergonomics
both are loosers in playlist building
both have excellent engines
the first frontend that binds them proper will rock!
 
Old 01-09-2008, 01:19 PM   #32
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VLC by far. Mplayer is proprietary software. VLC is Gnu-GPL
Please elaborate?
For I studied the code (GPL) of MPlayer ant there stands it's GPL, how so if You are right?
Or was it a typo / misinterpretation or an other -nonmplayer ?
 
Old 01-15-2008, 10:17 AM   #33
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Using Kaffeine is pure delight! I like it much better than Kmplayer.
 
Old 01-15-2008, 10:21 AM   #34
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totem movie player simply rocks. You can do a lot with it. I do not know about skin. vlc and mplayer are also very good as well. I am surprised smplayer is not there. Would have been my fist choice .
 
Old 01-15-2008, 11:14 PM   #35
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My reasoning might seem a little lame, but Totem was the default player for Ubuntu, and quite simply, I've found no need to try anything else. It just works.
 
Old 01-16-2008, 02:36 AM   #36
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I want do downlode vedio media palyer for my linux laptop
wher can I got it
 
Old 01-16-2008, 10:42 AM   #37
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what linux distro are you running?
If Debian-based like Ubuntu or Mepis, you may use synaptic or your installer and simply search for vlc, libdvdcss2, etc, {as a warning depending on your country, the libdvdcss2 may be illegal to use}

Best of luck. You can install Linux Mint or PCLinuxOS as these already come with it. There are many others, but these are my preferred choices for a newbie.
 
Old 01-16-2008, 01:19 PM   #38
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Codeine?

Where is Codeine?
 
Old 01-16-2008, 02:21 PM   #39
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Once VLC always VLC. I've never looked back or bothered about any codecs!
 
Old 01-16-2008, 03:03 PM   #40
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Video Player=Xine.also mplayer sometimes.
 
Old 01-17-2008, 12:19 AM   #41
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Mplayer and Xine. I use both, but Mplayer more frequently due to the improvements that it had.
 
Old 01-17-2008, 12:44 PM   #42
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For your average low res xvid it doesnt really matter. I used to use vlc and mplayer and found them both exactly identical for what i use them for (they even used the same codecs basically), except when I was playing around with streaming vlc has some great features there. However since we entered the era of 1080p x264 video files, I have had to switch to using coreavc on windows. The ffmpeg decoder that vlc and other players use just doesnt handle it, even on my quad core with a recent graphics card. 720p is fine, 1080p doesnt go at all.

If anyone can bring me up to date on how to play 1080p x264 mkvs on linux i would gladly switch back.
 
Old 01-19-2008, 08:59 AM   #43
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I voted mplayer, because if nothing else works - mplayer does. VLC is a close second. I much prefer the interface of VLC, and the ability to drag-and-drop everything, including whole directory structures into the playlist. But lately mplayer works better. Especially with DVD's. - Totem doesn't let me change the language through the menu, and VLC is not starting due to a bug. That could also be related to my cpu, which seems be faulty.
 
Old 01-19-2008, 04:59 PM   #44
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VLC all the way. It just works.
 
Old 01-20-2008, 09:21 PM   #45
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Make that 2 for kmplayer.

Simple, light and a frontend for both xine and mplayer. Also works very well for amule previews and doesnt go hiding in the corner when you close it.

I'd probably like vlc too, but Ive an irrational hatred of that traffic cone..

Im voting mplayer as its the backend I use the most with kmplayer.
 
  


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