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View Poll Results: Video Media Player Application of the Year
mplayer 618 41.93%
xine 210 14.25%
Totem 72 4.88%
Gstreamer 16 1.09%
VLC 306 20.76%
Ogle 6 0.41%
Helix 11 0.75%
kaffeine 235 15.94%
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Old 01-02-2007, 03:49 AM   #16
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VLC takes the vote. Plays most of the media. Xine is cool too but i think its rather bloated and the interface is not that good. found some new names in the list. i think i got to try and see what the heck the are.
Old 01-02-2007, 04:19 AM   #17
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MPLAYER no doubt

I have done hell lot of stuff with mplayer..
and have saved a lot of money!!
u know Encoding and other kinda stuff..
my votes for Mplayer!!
Old 01-02-2007, 04:19 AM   #18
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mplayer rules!

I voted for mplayer, because I have it running on 3 machines with different distro's as the plug-in for Firefox, Opera & Konqueror. It seems to play everything once you get the right codecs installed. It even plays the stuff on the Council of Europe site, though they claim they can't support Linux for legal reasons!

It is a hard question though, as mplayer uses xine, and I mostly use Kaffeine for playing DVD's, and that also uses xine, so maybe I should have voted for xine.

Happy New Year to all.
Old 01-02-2007, 05:27 AM   #19
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I actually have not used any these options... Since I don't normally watch video Although I installed VLC yesterday to test out... so I voted for that one.
Old 01-02-2007, 07:54 AM   #20
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My favorite is mplayer.
Old 01-02-2007, 08:06 AM   #21
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VLC, is like universal or something. I download it and things just end up working. Nothing to say about other apps but VLC is just hardcore!
Old 01-02-2007, 09:37 AM   #22
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VLC, hands down, has the best UI of all the media players I've tried. Every Windows user I've recommended it to fell in love as well.
Old 01-02-2007, 09:42 AM   #23
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MPlayer...controls at the keyboard, not on the screen taking up real estate and distracting you from what you're watching.
Old 01-02-2007, 12:08 PM   #24
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Kaffien! gone from just another video player app. to a killer one
Old 01-02-2007, 12:15 PM   #25
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I would've gone for VLC because I use it on multiple OSs, but I've chosen xine instead (even over mplayer) simply because it was the first functional Linux media player I encountered all those years ago
Old 01-02-2007, 12:54 PM   #26
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kaffeine, but if it doesn't play on it --> Mplayer is an option along with VLC
Old 01-02-2007, 04:31 PM   #27
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mplayer, because it just works. I have never been able to get Helix to play anything on my systems. Does it actually play video of some sort?
Old 01-02-2007, 11:08 PM   #28
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MPlayer or VLC? Hmmm...

...I guess I'll go with MPlayer. I've used it longest, it's the one with the Firefox plugin installed and it plays most everything. I do use VLC too, mostly for DVD's and the streaming features. But, MPlayer is my favorite.
Old 01-03-2007, 01:47 AM   #29
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Can't imagine something such simple, useable and mighty as mplayer.

Last edited by Samotnik; 01-03-2007 at 01:51 AM.
Old 01-03-2007, 02:07 AM   #30
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I like kaffeine,I think it is faster that Mplayer and reaplyer.


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