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bluesword1969 12-09-2010 12:04 PM

Favorite F/OSS media player?
 
Post your favorite if it doesn't exist in the poll.

Remember, media player usually covers audio and video.

Thanks!

H_TeXMeX_H 12-09-2010 12:13 PM

I use mplayer, and rarely xine.

bluesword1969 12-09-2010 12:17 PM

Please be kind and vote.

Thank you H_TeXMeX_H.

Nylex 12-09-2010 12:40 PM

I use VLC for video and Audacious for audio.

honeybadger 12-09-2010 12:43 PM

Even I prefer media players that do not use too much resourses - I use mp3blaster and even pogo for audio. Xine is another one of the better video players but I must say vlc player here as it has the capacity to play anything thrown at it. I do not use the _latest_ version though. I prefer the default one that comes with debian 0.8.6. The bleeding edge vlc player is run as windows executable in wine :).

the trooper 12-09-2010 12:48 PM

Quote:

I use VLC for video and Audacious for audio.
Same here.

f3nr1c 12-09-2010 02:17 PM

For videos, MPlayer, or more specifically, Gnome MPlayer. Never had a problem with it so far on any of my setups, and it plays everything I throw at it.

For audio, I use Rhythmbox. I'm not really a huge music lover, so it does everything I need. I tend to listen to audio-books (.m4b) more than music, but I'm not aware of an app that would handle them any better than RB.

DavidMcCann 12-10-2010 11:21 AM

I bet nobody suggests Totem! Parole is one I only found the other day, and it's not bad, but Gnome MPlayer is my usual.

bluesword1969 12-13-2010 12:37 PM

MPlayer in the lead. Very interesting.

MTK358 12-13-2010 12:57 PM

I like VLC, mostly because I have never come across a format it won't play.

mlangdn 12-13-2010 01:51 PM

I use VLC almost exclusively. I did use amarok only for audio, but VLC seems to cover all the bases for me.

frieza 12-13-2010 03:40 PM

vlc/mplayer for video xmms for audio

ravi.xolve 12-14-2010 07:11 AM

mplayer does all the job with very neat keyboard controls. So there is no need of any other player.

bluesword1969 12-14-2010 10:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ravi.xolve (Post 4190930)
mplayer does all the job with very neat keyboard controls. So there is no need of any other player.

One of the most fun aspects of the popular players is that you don't need to build a GUI around them.

VLC seems to have taken the lead.

frankbell 12-14-2010 09:36 PM

Actually, I like Totem. I've found it very stable and reliable, moreso than Xine.

Nevertheless, I've found myself making VLC the default on my computers because of its versatility.


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