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Old 06-05-2003, 03:51 PM   #1
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Video Player


What is a good video player to use on Linux? Preferably one that will (hopefully) play a variety of different formats. I have tried using Xine, but I can't get that working no matter what I try. Also I have heard, and seen on different sites, it said that mplayer sucks.
I'm just looking for something that will play quicktime videos especially, but it would be nice to be able to play media player clips as well.
Any suggestions?
 
Old 06-05-2003, 04:20 PM   #2
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I think mplayer and xine are the best ones.

So you couldn't get xine working? What went wrong? How did you install it?

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Old 06-05-2003, 06:53 PM   #3
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It came with SuSE 8.2. It just won't play anything. I figured if it was part of a new installation that it would at least work. Do something.
 
Old 06-05-2003, 06:57 PM   #4
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I'd have to agree with zmedico. Mplayer is really good. Just get all the windows codecs and you'll be rocking and rolling...well after the sometimes confusing install.
 
Old 06-05-2003, 07:03 PM   #5
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How about Quicktime? Are there codecs for that as well?
Oh, by the way, Mplayer doesn't crash all the time, it really plays with no problem?
 
Old 06-05-2003, 07:10 PM   #6
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Who said it crashes? Anyway, yeah there are a lot of codecs including quicktime. You can get them all of of mplayers site.
 
Old 06-05-2003, 07:37 PM   #7
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Cool. Thanks
 
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http://www.deadmule.com/macewan/mplayer_&_redhat8.html
 
  


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