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Old 10-01-2003, 12:10 AM   #1
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best free linux dvd player?


just wondering what you guys reckon is the best free linux dvd player?
 
Old 10-01-2003, 12:13 AM   #2
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well, i believe most people here will say mplayer. it's a very good player, but i myself use xine. ogle is a very good dvd player, but all's it does is play dvds.
 
Old 10-01-2003, 12:35 AM   #3
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hy thx for the fast reply. i 've been looking through the documentation of ogle and xine but i cant find any on mplayer, its site is down and nothing in google. do u know where i could find some info on mplayer?
 
Old 10-01-2003, 12:39 AM   #4
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o rmaybe some screenshots?
 
Old 10-01-2003, 12:44 AM   #5
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i dunno. if you don't want to wait for the mplayer site to come back online, you could do a search of these forums using the keyword mplayer or something.
 
Old 10-01-2003, 01:30 AM   #6
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just left the mplayer.hq

http://ftp.falsehope.com/home/rathann/mplayer/#other

http://freshmeat.net/articles/view/747/
 
Old 10-01-2003, 03:16 AM   #7
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http://www.mplayerhq.hu/homepage/design6/news.html

works fine for me, also try the www2.mplayerhq.hu mirror
 
Old 10-01-2003, 04:03 AM   #8
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Quote:
Originally posted by megaspaz
well, i believe most people here will say mplayer. it's a very good player, but i myself use xine. ogle is a very good dvd player, but all's it does is play dvds.
Could someone point out the differences between mplayer and xine? I've been using mplayer all the time now, but now that I've installed xine, I get the feeling it's almost a duplicate, or am I wrong here?
 
Old 10-01-2003, 05:48 AM   #9
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I believe that mplayer is based on xine
 
Old 10-01-2003, 06:16 AM   #10
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I believe that mplayer is based on xine
That's meant ot be a joke right?

there is no common link between the two players, save for the standards libraries they may use.

Xine works
Mplayer works better

Mplayer is much more technically advanced piece of kit with a well advanced code engine. it is highly optimized for playback and encoding, with a great selection of processing filters and other manipulation techniques avaiable to it.

Xine has a pretty GUI.
 
Old 10-01-2003, 06:21 AM   #11
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ok thought thats what I had read somewhere
oh well
I stand corrected
 
Old 10-01-2003, 06:31 AM   #12
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don't forget that acid is prejudice because he wrote
acidrip. the frontend to mencoder from the mplayer
package. it's quick tool for making divx movies from
dvd's.
it is true though, that xine isn't close to the features
of the mplayer package, except for the user interface.
the mplayer team was always so mad at newbies for
asking dumb, not so dumb, and even good questions,
that they don't seem to support newbies, and is often
very hard for the beginning linux user to handle.
i like the way mplayer is set up, which usually means
that it's too complex for the beginner.
 
Old 10-01-2003, 06:57 AM   #13
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well when this newbie figures out how to make it work he'll be happy
 
Old 10-01-2003, 07:15 AM   #14
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your best bet is to find the 3 rpm's on the web for your
distribution. they have a different install dependency
"feature" that other packages don't have.
you install all 3 at the same time.
rpm -Uvh package1.rpm package2.rpm package3.rpm

those packages will actually be called mplayer and
mplayer-common and something else.
look at freshmeat.net, and rpmfind
 
Old 10-01-2003, 07:23 AM   #15
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yea these
got em

probaly just not doing something right


mplayer-0.92-1.i386.rpm
mplayer-codecs-extralite-1.0-1.i386.rpm
mplayer-codecs-linux-real-9.0-1.i386.rpm
mplayer-codecs-linux-xanim-1.1-1.i386.rpm
mplayer-common-0.92-1.i386.rpm
mplayer-gui-0.92-1.i386.rpm
mplayer-vidix-0.92-1.i386.rpm
mplayer-vidix-mach64-0.92-1.i386.rpm
mplayer-vidix-mga-0.92-1.i386.rpm
mplayer-vidix-permedia-0.92-1.i386.rpm
mplayer-vidix-radeon-0.92-1.i386.rpm
mplayer-vidix-rage128-0.92-1.i386.rpm
 
  


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