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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:

Dragon Player
DVD-Player (XBMC)
FFplay
kaffeine
Miro
mplayer
mplayer2
Parole
Totem
VLC
xine
mpv

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Old 02-04-2014, 08:17 AM   #61
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Vlc allllll the way
 
Old 02-04-2014, 11:43 AM   #62
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VLC but I like mplayer too
 
Old 02-04-2014, 12:48 PM   #63
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All you mplayer* afficanodos need to do yourselves a favor and check out mpv
 
Old 02-05-2014, 01:37 AM   #64
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I congratulate the vlc developers for vlc's super majority win. However, I have a AVI video that will not play in vlc but will play in mplayer. And, I have all the vlc codecs that might have possibly worked. Mplayer is the only backend player that I can play it in, and I also tried it in Totem, mplayer2, and Dragon Player with gstreamer.

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Old 02-07-2014, 06:13 PM   #65
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mplayer is elite


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All you mplayer* afficanodos need to do yourselves a favor and check out mpv
I used mplayer2 a while ago until it was removed from the Arch repos. I'll take a look at mpv now

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Old 02-07-2014, 07:24 PM   #66
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All you mplayer* afficanodos need to do yourselves a favor and check out mpv
I looked at the change log and it looks like more regressions than improvements. Thanks but no thanks
 
Old 02-08-2014, 02:20 AM   #67
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I looked at the change log and it looks like more regressions than improvements. Thanks but no thanks
Interesting. I have used mplayer, mplayer2, and now mpv, in their raw state, sans any gui front ends. Mpv has been solid for me and I have yet to have it lock up and need to be killed. Cannot say the same for the other 2. But then I've also only been using mpv for a few months. Time will tell.
 
Old 02-08-2014, 02:41 AM   #68
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Interesting. I have used mplayer, mplayer2, and now mpv, in their raw state, sans any gui front ends. Mpv has been solid for me and I have yet to have it lock up and need to be killed. Cannot say the same for the other 2. But then I've also only been using mpv for a few months. Time will tell.
mplayer doesn't usually lock up for me.

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Removal of the internal GUI, MEncoder, OSD menu
needless removal of useful features
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Better pause handling (do not unpause on a command)
Better MKV support (such as ordered chapters)
vo_vdpau improvements
Precise seeking support
Improvements in audio/video sync handling
Legitimate improvments I guess
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No embedded copy of ffmpeg and other libraries
?
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Native OpenGL backend for OSX
General OSX improvements
Not helpful for non OSX users
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Cleaned up terminal output
I actually like the verbosity of mplayer
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Gapless audio support (--gapless-audio)
Improved responsiveness on user input
Support for modifier keys (alt, shift, ctrl) in input.conf
OSS4 volume control
More correct color reproduction (color matrix generation)
Use libass for subtitle rendering by default (better quality)
Improvements when playing multiple files (--fixed-vo)
Screenshot improvements (instant screenshots without 1-frame delay, allow taking screenshots even with hardware decoding)
Not important (for me atleast)
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Generally preferring ffmpeg/libav over internal demuxers and decoders
There are actually files that mplayer will play for me that ffmpeg/libav will not handle
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Removal of lots of unneeded code to encourage developer activity (less obscure scary zombie code that kills any desire for hacking the codebase)
Removal of dust and dead bodies (code-wise), such as kernel drivers for decades old hardware
Removal of support for dead platforms
I have a bunch of old hardware so this can only be a down side for me. I hate it when support for old
stuff is stripped. Doesn't gain much
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Generally improved MS Windows support (dealing with unicode filenames, improved --vo=direct3d, improved window handling)
Standard mplayer runs fine on win for me
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Support for playing URLs of popular streaming sites directly (e.g. mpv https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=...)
This I would like to see backported to mplayer ^^
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Removal of most builtin demuxers, using libavformat instead
Not necessarily a good thing especially for broken files
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OSX: Cocoa event loop is independent from mplayer's event loop, so user actions like accessing menus and live resizing do not block the playback.
OSX: Apple Remote support.
OSX: Media Keys support.
More OSX stuff that I have no interest in
 
Old 02-08-2014, 09:05 AM   #69
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I want to thank those who brought up mpv -- I installed it just now and am watching a movie with it. The interface is nice and simple and I think it will be good as a "backup" to VLC especially as VLC seems not to want to appear on both my monitors at once.
 
Old 02-08-2014, 07:34 PM   #70
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I used mplayer2 a while ago until it was removed from the Arch repos. I'll take a look at mpv now
Yes, this is how I came to discover MPV myself. No sure but maybe mplayer2 is now dead? Will be curious to see if it's still in the polls next year.

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I want to thank those who brought up mpv -- I installed it just now and am watching a movie with it. The interface is nice and simple and I think it will be good as a "backup" to VLC especially as VLC seems not to want to appear on both my monitors at once.
You're welcome. Glad it's working out for you.

One of the things I dislike about VLC is it's gui, and that I have to pull in all those qt libraries just for that _one_ app.

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Old 02-08-2014, 07:49 PM   #71
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Yeah VLC has a heavy GUI
 
Old 02-08-2014, 08:01 PM   #72
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Yeah VLC has a heavy GUI
I'm not keen on it at all but it gets the job done. For example I'm ripping my DVD collection to HDD and VLC just plays the .iso's and nothing else seems to want to. However, VLC will only open on one of my monitors at a time.
 
Old 02-08-2014, 11:35 PM   #73
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I'm not keen on it at all but it gets the job done. For example I'm ripping my DVD collection to HDD and VLC just plays the .iso's and nothing else seems to want to. However, VLC will only open on one of my monitors at a time.
I'm not clear on what you mean by only one monitor at a time.
I can get two different instances on two different monitors with no problems. (except that the sound clashes)
It may be down to the preferences that have been set on your installation.

Or are you trying to get one instance to span across two monitors?
 
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I'm using nVIDIA drivers and "two seperate X sessions".
Very few programs will recognise this.
 
Old 02-09-2014, 12:33 AM   #75
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I'm using nVIDIA drivers and "two seperate X sessions".
Very few programs will recognise this.
Fair enough. lol
That's beyond my knowledge and experience!
 
  


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