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View Poll Results: Video Media Player Application of the Year
Dragon Player 8 1.51%
DVD-Player (XBMC) 8 1.51%
FFplay 1 0.19%
kaffeine 5 0.94%
Miro 0 0%
mplayer 106 20.00%
mplayer2 25 4.72%
Parole 3 0.57%
Totem 6 1.13%
VLC 354 66.79%
xine 12 2.26%
mpv 2 0.38%
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Old 12-16-2013, 09:40 PM   #1
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Video Media Player Application of the Year


What do you use to watch video?

--jeremy
 
Old 12-16-2013, 11:35 PM   #2
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There's a typo. It should be xbmc.
 
Old 12-16-2013, 11:54 PM   #3
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Updated, thanks.

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Old 12-17-2013, 01:26 AM   #4
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mplayer
 
Old 12-17-2013, 03:56 AM   #5
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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...)
 
Old 12-17-2013, 04:43 AM   #6
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VLC Plain & Simply the best.
 
Old 12-17-2013, 07:47 AM   #7
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mplayer
 
Old 12-17-2013, 08:03 AM   #8
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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.
 
Old 12-17-2013, 08:30 AM   #9
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VLC

VLC.
 
Old 12-17-2013, 08:50 AM   #10
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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.
 
Old 12-17-2013, 10:46 AM   #11
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While they are all great. How could it be anything other than VLC. Best of any year.

Last edited by Zyblin; 12-17-2013 at 01:03 PM.
 
Old 12-17-2013, 01:01 PM   #12
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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")
 
Old 12-17-2013, 04:45 PM   #13
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Voted vlc, but use both mplayer and vlc
 
Old 12-18-2013, 02:10 AM   #14
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Hi,

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

Evo2.
 
Old 12-18-2013, 04:25 AM   #15
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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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