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Old 05-04-2002, 07:33 PM   #1
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banging on still about MPlayer


everyone knows i'm pathetically anal about how much i love MPlayer stats at freshmeat show it's getting nearly as many hits as the kernle itself http://freshmeat.net/stats . puts xine in it's place ehh?
 
Old 05-04-2002, 08:28 PM   #2
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Re: banging on still about MPlayer

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puts xine in it's place ehh?
It's almost as if you're a supremacist of some kind. I believe in the philosophy "live and let live."
 
Old 05-04-2002, 08:58 PM   #3
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you know, you shouldn't judge something by the amount of people who use it, look at windows for example.
 
Old 05-05-2002, 08:06 AM   #4
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Half of those visits are mine, trying to get mplayer to work. Xine worked straight away. As a complete linux newbie, I must say that is the biggest frustration with switching to linux from W**, the difficulty with getting new programs installed and running.
 
Old 05-05-2002, 11:33 AM   #5
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I'm quite happy with Xine. I will probably try MPlayer again in the near future, but Xine works, and that's all I want. I don't need fanciful DVD-menus, I don't even use the DVD-menu...I watch the films, which Xine does admirably.
 
Old 05-05-2002, 02:05 PM   #6
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Actually in the newest versions of xine and mplayer (i use gmplayer) i don't see much of a difference anymore performancewise.
I always got at least 3 players installed - one out of those always works.
 
Old 05-07-2002, 04:39 AM   #7
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NeuroDoc:

I feel your pain. I get around a 60% success rate when installing from tar.gz distributions. I'm starting to really fall in love with RPM's. I hardly ever run into problems with them.... and they tell me what I'm missing, if anything.

Check out www.rpmfind.net

Plus, you can still get the src rpm's to customize them for your system.

rpm --rebuild file.src.rpm
 
Old 05-07-2002, 06:54 AM   #8
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Actually in the newest versions of xine and mplayer (i use gmplayer) i don't see much of a difference anymore performancewise.
I always got at least 3 players installed - one out of those always works.
well, you should try using different codecs and such, the ffmpeg codecs are extremely fast.
 
Old 05-07-2002, 07:07 AM   #9
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Thanks acid I'll try that.
But at the moment I am busy trying to get KDE3 to do what I want and figure out wether I'll keep it or not.
 
  


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