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View Poll Results: Video Multimedia Application of the Year
xine 304 31.12%
mplayer 487 49.85%
Totem 77 7.88%
acidrip 4 0.41%
Gstreamer 36 3.68%
Cinelerra 8 0.82%
VLC 52 5.32%
Ogle 9 0.92%
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Old 01-01-2005, 06:12 PM   #16
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I've never tried video under Linux, but thanks to this category,
I now know what to look for.

Actually, all these categories have helped point me at
stuff to try out for doing various stuff!
Old 01-01-2005, 06:37 PM   #17
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I've never tried video under Linux, but thanks to this category,
I now know what to look for.

Actually, all these categories have helped point me at
stuff to try out for doing various stuff!
Yes, the award categories and comments can act as a useful introduction and guide to the plethora of apps out there - a related resource at LQ is our Wiki [wiki]Applications[/wiki] page.
Old 01-01-2005, 06:42 PM   #18
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Old 01-01-2005, 09:01 PM   #19
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Xine! I wish mplayer had menu support for DVDs, thats what is holding me back from mplayer.
Old 01-02-2005, 12:11 AM   #20
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d kool1!
Old 01-02-2005, 12:21 AM   #21
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I like both Mplayer and Xine, they are both excellent media players sofor me, this is a hard catogory to chose the best one. But mplayer would scrape in by a fly's hair.
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Old 01-02-2005, 04:52 AM   #23
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Xine for DVD's, mpeg's etc.

MPlayer for Windows Media Video files, when some dork didn't make a MPEG of his video...
Old 01-02-2005, 06:01 AM   #24
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Old 01-02-2005, 10:25 AM   #25
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xine, baby...
dvd's and everything...
Old 01-02-2005, 12:27 PM   #26
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I selected mplayer. I was sir[rossed to not see xmms on the list. I use it quite a lot, it has a nice GUI interface and is pretty user friendly -- I think.

It is a shame that there are still so many site on the web (SBC Yahoo for one) that don't really support anything but MS IE and its array of viruses. Even with Plugger installed in Firefox most of the video on SBC Yahoo is not available. I'm not really sure what format SBC is using as everything is hidden behind JavaScrip et al. If someone knows how to get SBC Yahoo to work with FireFox I would love to hear about it (BTW their audio dosen't work either)
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Jeremy seriously thought acidrip was worth putting in there? tongue in cheek to say the least!
Old 01-02-2005, 02:57 PM   #28
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Videolan (VLC) is the greatest IMO because I can run it on Windows with the same interface. It also supports DVD menus and is very actively developed.

Plus, don't we have the vlc project to thank for libdvdcss? (Correct me if I am wrong)
Old 01-02-2005, 03:41 PM   #29
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don't use linux for a lot of video stuff, but mplayer looks good
Old 01-03-2005, 01:24 AM   #30
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Why is Kaffeine not in the poll? It's a great player!
havent tried video editing on my box yet (one needs a camera for that...)


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