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View Poll Results: Video Media Player Application of the Year
mplayer 339 38.26%
xine 75 8.47%
VLC 334 37.70%
Totem 63 7.11%
Ogle 0 0%
Helix 1 0.11%
kaffeine 74 8.35%
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Old 01-11-2009, 05:52 AM   #16
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Mplayer. I was a bit of a fan of smplayer, actually, but it seems that the latest version has re-introduced some bugs.
However, I have to admit that I have a handful of wmv files from a year of six ago and some recent HD stuff that simply will not play in mplayer - some will play only in xine, other ones only in vlc. So I'm obliged to keep all three
Old 01-11-2009, 08:06 AM   #17
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xine is still playing my DVDs. When I need something more then I will look again, probably to VLC.
Old 01-11-2009, 01:17 PM   #18
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mplayer is the best,I also like vlc player,can anyone help me to play vlc player as root ???
Old 01-12-2009, 12:11 AM   #19
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I really like mplayer but I really really like how VLC handles all kinds of stuff for linux, macos and windoze...
Old 01-12-2009, 10:13 AM   #20
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mplayer. light and reliable.
Old 01-12-2009, 11:59 AM   #21
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Mplayer SVN with SMPlayer frontend. beats even VLC hands down.
Old 01-12-2009, 04:22 PM   #22
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I used to use mplayer and vlc.

But ever since I switched to Slackware I use xine since it's preinstalled
Old 01-13-2009, 12:27 PM   #23
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I use vlc and mplayer

seems to be some real audio bugs in the latest jaunty nighties but vlc is good otherwise
Old 01-14-2009, 11:06 AM   #24
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mplayer. i plays everything.
Old 01-15-2009, 03:18 AM   #25
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VLC is very powerful.
Old 01-15-2009, 03:38 AM   #26
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Just sometimes xine.
Old 01-15-2009, 04:18 AM   #27
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I like dragon player. Simple and is easy to switch subtitles/audio tracks in my videos.
Old 01-15-2009, 05:12 AM   #28
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Does somebody said something about MPlayer? It happens to be the only thing I do use for video: Watching, encoding, decoding, webcam, checking audio samples from MC, enjoying life, and what not..?
Old 01-15-2009, 06:44 AM   #29
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I find mplayer is a little unstable and vlc not very user friendly.

Use Xine because it does excatly what it says on the tin with a nice user friendly interface aand with the addtion of a few codecs I haven't yet found a piece of media it will not play.
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