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jeremy 12-16-2013 09:40 PM

Video Media Player Application of the Year
 
What do you use to watch video?

--jeremy

schneidz 12-16-2013 11:35 PM

There's a typo. It should be xbmc.

jeremy 12-16-2013 11:54 PM

Updated, thanks.

--jeremy

kooru 12-17-2013 01:26 AM

mplayer

elvenson 12-17-2013 03:56 AM

Tough call... xine and vlc have always been the best at playing anything using low resources and with excellent network capabilities... vlc is all I use on windows, but on Linux I have to say I go with xine most of the time first... too bad mplayer has such a horrible front end (or rather, many horrible front ends...)

coskibum 12-17-2013 04:43 AM

VLC Plain & Simply the best.

ozar 12-17-2013 07:47 AM

mplayer

wolsonjr 12-17-2013 08:03 AM

it depends
 
Mileage varies a lot. It depends on the source and the current distro. Usually mplayer, but sometimes vlc and other times totem. There are times one will handle a source where another cannot. And sometimes a source will play on one player in distro A, but require an alternate player on distro B, even thought all distros (6) and players are current.

mtlhd 12-17-2013 08:30 AM

VLC
 
VLC.

goumba 12-17-2013 08:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wolsonjr (Post 5082340)
Mileage varies a lot. It depends on the source and the current distro. Usually mplayer, but sometimes vlc and other times totem. There are times one will handle a source where another cannot. And sometimes a source will play on one player in distro A, but require an alternate player on distro B, even thought all distros (6) and players are current.

Can't help but agree here. On Debian I have Totem which chokes on files VLC will play and vice versa, but MPlayer overall here.

Zyblin 12-17-2013 10:46 AM

While they are all great. How could it be anything other than VLC. Best of any year.

qlue 12-17-2013 01:01 PM

Yeah, the only time vlc wouldn't play a video file for me was when it used some weird codec. (from a Chinese spy-pen gadget)
XBMC is pretty and bling-bling but it chokes on most of my cheap hardware! (no money here for a "gamer's PC")

nonamedotc 12-17-2013 04:45 PM

Voted vlc, but use both mplayer and vlc

evo2 12-18-2013 02:10 AM

Hi,

why does xbmc appear as "DVD-Player (XBMC)"?

Evo2.

qlue 12-18-2013 04:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by evo2 (Post 5083072)
Hi,

why does xbmc appear as "DVD-Player (XBMC)"?

Evo2.

DVD-Player is the video player part for XBMC. XBMC has other components that don't relate to videos. My guess is that XBMC is put there in brackets simply because most people who use XBMC don't realise that the video player they're using is called DVD-Player.


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