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Old 06-25-2003, 09:00 AM   #1
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Whats a good mpeg, vcd, divX player


Whats a good mpeg, vcd, divX player? I was reading up on one called MTV and apparently it's no longer under development.
 
Old 06-25-2003, 09:01 AM   #2
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nah, mtv sucked.

http://mplayerhq.hu

plays *nearly* anything.... even Quake files.
 
Old 06-25-2003, 09:12 AM   #3
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Cool mate. I will give it a try.

Cheers
 
Old 06-25-2003, 12:12 PM   #4
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Also Check out Xine, its pretty damn sweet
 
Old 06-25-2003, 04:46 PM   #5
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I also think mplayer is the best one
it displays the subtitles for the divx. it took me ages to do that on windows
 
Old 06-25-2003, 04:47 PM   #6
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Xine, Xmms, and Mplayer all great apps.
 
Old 06-25-2003, 07:53 PM   #7
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does Xmms play movies?
 
Old 06-25-2003, 08:16 PM   #8
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I Like VLC. Its got a bunch of different interfaces, and plays lots of different types of files.

It also was a lot easier to build than Mplayer, but you mat not have any problems.

videolan.org
 
Old 06-25-2003, 08:43 PM   #9
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xmms plays mpeg movies, that i know but you wont be able to play .avi's
 
Old 06-26-2003, 04:40 AM   #10
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XMMS was fustrating. Red Hat 9.0 doesnt have support for it. I had to goto their website and download an rpm to have mp3 support. I am using mplayer. Seems fine - actually playing my divX better than windows media player. mmm. Suprise Suprise.

Thanks for the info guys
 
Old 06-26-2003, 04:55 AM   #11
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does Xmms play movies?
There is an avi-xmms plugin for it, but i can't see why on earth you'd want to do that when you can use a proper player instead.
 
Old 06-26-2003, 07:13 AM   #12
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Xine plays my DVDs and Divx files beautifully. If only it could identify the aspect ratio of the DVD better. Every time I put in a new DVD, I have to force it to anamorphic.

Now, if only I can get my media buttons on my MS Natural KB Pro to work with Xine and XMMS as they did with WinDVD and WinAMP under Win2k.
 
Old 06-26-2003, 09:25 AM   #13
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Quote:
Originally posted by lhiggins
XMMS was fustrating. Red Hat 9.0 doesnt have support for it. I had to goto their website and download an rpm to have mp3 support. I am using mplayer. Seems fine - actually playing my divX better than windows media player. mmm. Suprise Suprise.

Thanks for the info guys
This is why Redhat is aimed more for the corporate world and less to the desktop users out there.I thought it was bull sh** when they came out with 8.0 and had no mp3 support. And obviously they did'nt read the forums alot of people were bitchin about it. And then they release 9.0 and its said they skipped 8.1 and went straight to 9.0 to keep up with rival Mandrake. Well if there trying to keep up with Mandrake add the dahm mp3 support.
 
Old 06-26-2003, 09:37 AM   #14
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Yeah it seemed strange. I not sure If i should go back to mandrake. I mean i didnt have a problem with it and it ran faster and supported NTFS and mpeg from a clean install. For a distro that was based on redhat I can see why they are winning more users.
 
  


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