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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
VLC
Totem
Helix
kaffeine
Dragon Player
FFplay

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Old 01-21-2010, 05:30 PM   #31
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Helix is the Open Source version of RealPlayer.
I know but I don't use Helix, I use RealPlayer. And Realplayer has a few features that Helix doesn't. Unless this is only for open source players, then i would understand Realplayer not being an option. But if the poll includes closed source players then I highly recommend adding Realplayer.
 
Old 01-21-2010, 07:22 PM   #32
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I voted for vlc, but (s)mplayer looks pretty fine too. For dvd video i use dragon.
 
Old 01-21-2010, 09:01 PM   #33
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VLC is the super easy choice for me. It's like Linux in that "it just works" since it plays *everything!*
 
Old 01-22-2010, 11:01 AM   #34
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Some guys voted for vlc . No problem .
this http://www.videolan.org/vlc/features.html shows that vlc has discomfort in playing real media files.
What do you say ?
in my first post in this thread on first page I have mentioned the problem i get with mplayer & even ffplay .
what do you suggest ?

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Old 01-23-2010, 01:59 AM   #35
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SMPlayer and VLC, but since I cannot vote for both, I'll go for SMPlayer.
 
Old 01-27-2010, 12:07 PM   #36
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WhaawMP and Parole? Both are gstreamer-based. Gnome-mplayer?
 
Old 01-27-2010, 12:49 PM   #37
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VLC got my vote. It was a close call between VLc and mplayer though.
 
Old 01-31-2010, 04:51 PM   #38
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smplayer
 
Old 01-31-2010, 09:09 PM   #39
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vlc sounds best, smplayer looks best
 
Old 02-03-2010, 03:03 AM   #40
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Xine is the one I use for watching DVDs with AC3 passthru ..
VLC is the one I use for watching MP4 and M4A files ..
Kaffeine is the one I use for watching DVB TV ..

Ah, what a wonderful thing is Choice!
 
Old 02-04-2010, 06:14 AM   #41
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smplayer. Best front end to mplayer
 
Old 02-04-2010, 06:40 AM   #42
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smplayer
 
Old 02-04-2010, 06:44 AM   #43
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I love sounds of VLC, SMplayer gives some noise during playback.
 
Old 02-04-2010, 08:58 AM   #44
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Quote:
Originally Posted by sumeet inani View Post
It is said mplayer can play all kinds of file
But I have noticed that some youtube videos give error 'unsupported codec'
Does anyone agree ?

I request for ffplay .
ffmpg can do all transcoding while ffplay can play all kinds of file.Yet one thing is lacking that is combining video clips using ffmpeg ? (i do using mencoder)
Anyone has a solution ?
Yes, I do agree with you. Those files can be played through KMplayer. In case if you don't have the KMplayer, you can convert those error giving files to some other formats and play them through mplayer. I've tried it so many times.
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Old 02-04-2010, 09:23 AM   #45
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VLC. It's the most reliable of what's on the MACs and PCs at the college where I teach.
 
  


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