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The biggest reason I hate Xine:
It claims to be all 'newbie friendly' but was completely the opposite for me. The configuration screen was anything but, it expected me to know quite a bit of 'linux knowledge' (assuming the default configs don't work..). However with Mplayer I was able to read through the amazingly overdone documentation and figure out how to do just about everything under the sun (Did you know Mplayer makes toast? j/k almost not though...). Xine was a huge pain in navigation, it's a video player, not a freakin OS. I prefer:
mplayer -dvd 1
I don't want a big fat freakin gui suckin a bunch of resources away from my system all in an attempt to be cool. I don't want 10 thousand skins around my movie detracting from it. I want pure solid video. I want audio with a quick touch to fast foward skip a song. I want something so versatile and so fast and solid that it represents everything linux has proven itself to become. I want Mplayer, not Mickey Mouse player.
Distribution: Gentoo, Debian, Ubuntu, Red Hat/CentOS
Originally posted by Mathieu Xine had a tendency to lock-up on my system when it got to the end of a video file.
I had to kill it on many occasions. Although I was using the verison that came with RedHat 7.3,
so this problem may no longer be an issue in newer versions.
Oh. I have only used it with RH9.
Originally posted by Mathieu
[BIn the end, this should not stop you from trying it.
I encouraged you to find and use the software that you like. [/B]