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Distribution: Slackware 32- & 64-bit Stable
Is VLC Worth the Effort?
I'm build servers that will, among (lots of) other things, provide video and audio recordings (as links in DSpace). Of course, it doesn't matter what flavor of multimedia is on the server (generally, mplayr works just fine) but I'm wondering if the work of downloading, installing and maintaining some 24-ish required libraries and utilities is worth the effort for internal use? Maybe for my own use, too, although I don't do a heckuv lot of video or audio watching or listening, might be a good thing for meetings and presentations or some such.
I prefer MPlayer/mencoder, but that is mainly a matter of preference. For that matter, whenever it is worth to compile or install a VLC package is a matter of how much you do like VLC or dislike MPlayer.