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View Poll Results: Video Media Player Application of the Year
mplayer 143 29.92%
VLC 291 60.88%
xine 8 1.67%
Totem 15 3.14%
kaffeine 5 1.05%
Dragon Player 8 1.67%
FFplay 2 0.42%
Miro 1 0.21%
Parole 5 1.05%
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Old 01-02-2012, 07:02 AM   #16
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Gnome-MPlayer is not in the list, so I'll vote for MPlayer
 
Old 01-02-2012, 09:23 AM   #17
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I use VLC on all platforms.
 
Old 01-02-2012, 10:47 PM   #18
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VLC mostly, or mplayer
 
Old 01-03-2012, 09:05 AM   #19
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Kind of hard, VLC, Totem, Mplayer depending on specific content, each has it's sweet spots.
 
Old 01-03-2012, 01:38 PM   #20
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Pure, unadulterated mplayer.

If you need a GUI frontend, UMPlayer, gnome-mplayer or SMPlayer would do. With proper codecs (eg: gstreamer-ffmpeg) Totem also works for me.

Last edited by SkyEye; 01-03-2012 at 01:39 PM. Reason: Add note about Totem
 
Old 01-03-2012, 05:15 PM   #21
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Voted VLC though I tend to use Kaffeine out of habit.
 
Old 01-03-2012, 07:14 PM   #22
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VLC or Kaffeine. My vote for VLC though...
 
Old 01-03-2012, 10:40 PM   #23
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VLC, for no hassle with codec installation.
 
Old 01-04-2012, 09:16 AM   #24
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VLC player rocks. It is the best out of all the Linux media players.

Regards
Philip
 
Old 01-04-2012, 12:08 PM   #25
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No Parole? It is the default for Xfce.
 
Old 01-04-2012, 12:14 PM   #26
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Parole has been added.

--jeremy
 
Old 01-04-2012, 06:10 PM   #27
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Exclamation VLC all the way... but...

Yup, VLC, but I also like and use:

mplayer (This just goes w/o saying doesn't it?)
xine
kaffeine
Dragon Player
 
Old 01-05-2012, 11:33 AM   #28
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VLC. Saves me headache. I already have enough to worry about as it stands let alone trying to figure out why I can't properly load a stream from my media server. It just works.
 
Old 01-07-2012, 05:18 AM   #29
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no comparision with mplayer tui ..
 
Old 01-07-2012, 08:56 AM   #30
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Active video players available for linux:

Banshee
CorePlayer
CrystalPlayer
Dragon Player
DSPlayer
FFplay
Kaffeine
KMPlayer
MPlayer
Mplayerxp
Ogle
RealPlayer
SMPlayer
Totem
VLC
XBMC
Xine
 
  


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