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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 02-19-2006, 07:20 AM   #61
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WHAT ,Wheres Kaffeine on the List, I chose Mplayer only because Kaffeine was not included.
Very Interesting
Old 02-19-2006, 07:28 AM   #62
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Originally Posted by browser
WHAT ,Wheres Kaffeine on the List, I chose Mplayer only because Kaffeine was not included.
Very Interesting
Maybe because it's not a player? It's a frontend used together with either gstreamer or xine, so vote for those
Old 02-19-2006, 10:36 PM   #63
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I've had great luck with xine.
Old 02-20-2006, 11:29 AM   #64
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Originally Posted by Mega Man X
Maybe because it's not a player? It's a frontend used together with either gstreamer or xine, so vote for those
Just like Totem.
Old 02-20-2006, 02:20 PM   #65
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Xine because kaffeine is waht i use and it is good
Old 02-24-2006, 02:25 AM   #66
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The best UI frontend for the best media software.
Old 02-24-2006, 11:29 PM   #67
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just as so many have already stated xine because I use it w/ Kaffeine
Old 02-28-2006, 03:02 AM   #68
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Mplayer is great for video and audio (DVDs and CDs).
It playes better than ogle in some ways (even though it doesn't have the menu thing going.)
It works in console mode, and also with aalib. (and alot of other libraries aswell)
Old 02-28-2006, 10:19 AM   #69
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mplayer has made my Linux desktop usable AS a desktop. Thank God for mplayer. Heck, half the applications listed actually use mplayer too do the heavy lifting.

Old 02-28-2006, 05:58 PM   #70
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Mplayer and Xine rule my world, though xine has better dvd handling, mplayer is my universal media player. I also use VLC
Old 02-28-2006, 09:23 PM   #71
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DVD's played via ogle are just flatout gorgeous.
Old 03-01-2006, 01:27 AM   #72
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Originally Posted by berkes
The best UI frontend for the best media software.
Love kmplayer, voted xine though cause of its other values.
Old 03-01-2006, 06:29 AM   #73
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Mplayer of course.. As I'm from Hungary... :-)
OK,ok I know, it's last release (pre7 if I'm right?) comed out more than a year, and the CVS version of it only contain bugfixes, but...

AFAIK now there is getting better everything, so the developing will continue, and, what many people is waiting for, there will be DVD-MENU supporting.

So... :-) Please, please trust to mplayer, and vote for it ;-)
Old 03-04-2006, 07:05 PM   #74
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Sorry, but i'm gonna have to jump on the "Whinge about no kaffine" bandwagon. Where is it? its the only media player i can get to play .avi files! I voted Mplayer because i use it as an XMMS backend. Although i must say i can't ever seem to play DVD's on anything ,xine,mplayer,kaffine etc don't seem to regonise DVD's properly. so im forced to use Cedega to run PowerDVD (oh how low have i sunk?)
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Yes mplayer is very very cool


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