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View Poll Results: Video Multimedia Application of the Year
mplayer 568 46.94%
xine 365 30.17%
Totem 93 7.69%
Gstreamer 33 2.73%
acidrip 5 0.41%
Cinelerra 9 0.74%
VLC 117 9.67%
Ogle 2 0.17%
Kino 13 1.07%
Helix 5 0.41%
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Old 02-16-2006, 04:45 AM   #46
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Totem with xine backend beats all others =P
Old 02-16-2006, 08:03 AM   #47
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mplayer, totem, xine

I use all three, but mplayer still has the biggest selection of codecs. It even plays the tivo video files.
Old 02-16-2006, 08:13 AM   #48
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Since I managed to install the correct plugins the correct way, there's almost nothing my beloved xine won't play :-)

@ All the people who want Kaffeine:
I might be wrong, but isn't Kaffeine 'just' a xine-frontend?
Old 02-16-2006, 08:52 AM   #49
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MPlayer do the work!
Old 02-16-2006, 08:57 AM   #50
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What about Kaffeine?

I know it's just a frontend to Xine, GStreamer, etc. but it is a very good app.
Old 02-16-2006, 10:26 AM   #51
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avidemux (along with dvgrab) is the app that let me switch to Linux from Windows. Now I can use my dv camera as a passthrough for my VCR and capture any video I want and then easily archive it for future watching. (I refuse to purchase any TV cards until the silly HDTV mess gets sorted out.)

And maybe this summer, I'll sit down and learn cinelerra.
Old 02-16-2006, 12:33 PM   #52
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Sure, Kaffeine is great, I use it myself. Managed to screw it, though It is using a non-existing engine, apparently...
Old 02-16-2006, 12:40 PM   #53
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Mplayer is the one
Old 02-16-2006, 02:51 PM   #54
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Both mplayer and xine seem to do the job for me.
Old 02-16-2006, 07:09 PM   #55
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I use the Kaffeine as Video Multimedia Application
it is very well
Old 02-17-2006, 03:51 PM   #56
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Kaffeine, Mplayer plugin into Firefox/Mozilla
Old 02-17-2006, 05:38 PM   #57
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Xine-ui - for the balance between compatibility, cofigurability, out-of-the-box useability, and all-round performance. Just beats Mplayer, which I also use (for the few files which xine won't play ).
Old 02-18-2006, 02:18 AM   #58
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Thumbs up I've only used mplayer

I have to go with mplayer. Except for realplayer for linux, which I think is based on Helix, it is the only one I have ever used. I guess Helix would be second then.
Old 02-18-2006, 02:22 AM   #59
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Xine & xinelib

I select xine & xinelib.
Old 02-18-2006, 03:13 AM   #60
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VLC. I loved it and knew it from BillOS and now I use in on linux. MPlayer is also good, but in ease of use, for me, VLC is more comfortable

(I use it to play movies with subs. In VLC the subs encoding is in the open file dialog whereas in mPlayer you need to fish in the settings to change that. I use more than one language and so I change the encoding as much as opening the file.)


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