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You can now vote for your favorite products of 2006. This is your chance to be heard! Voting ends February 18th.


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 01-15-2007, 08:53 AM   #61
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Definately MPlayer!
I just love this player. It plays EVERYTHING I throw at it with no problem whatsoever.
It plays streams so very well and this is very important to me.
There's nothing I don't like about Mplayer, and I mean it - it is perfect for my needs.
Oh, and I use mainly (almost only) the console version
Old 01-16-2007, 09:46 AM   #62
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just kidding here, but do you know what cool "feature" VHS VCRs had?
I could stop a movie, go to bed, and continue the next day at the very same position, without any fiddling around!

Why don't computer media players do the same? They could very well save the position automatically at quitting and have a whole lot of storage space available to keep it for any media file and DVD one played!

Yet I find this feature is neither non-existent or far too hard to reach...

AFAIK, Codeine is the only player which continues automatically where it stopped. It's not on the list, though, and also very lightweight, thus missing some other features.

My vote goes to VLC, for it has at least a bookmarking feature...

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Old 01-16-2007, 12:02 PM   #63
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Difficult one. I'm torn between kaffeine and VLC as they are the two i use most. Think my vote has to go to Kaffeine.
Old 01-16-2007, 02:25 PM   #64
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I really prefer MPlayer, and use it whenever I have the chance, because the controls are simpler and because it is more lightweight. However, VLC has two killer features that I think make it a better player: it will happily try to play video files that have been corrupted, and it has better support for multiple audio streams.
Old 01-16-2007, 02:32 PM   #65
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Originally Posted by jeremy
I'd say Helix is the best representation of Real on Linux. If there is sufficient demand we can also add the traditional "Real" player, but I left it off since it's based on Helix.

Jeremy- a lot of us are actually using Real_Audio_10Gold.bin with excellent success. And it is my favorite.
Old 01-16-2007, 02:42 PM   #66
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I vote Kaffeine because it's the best media player, I play all my videos,radios online and my CD musics!
And thanks to all Linux programs!
Old 01-16-2007, 03:56 PM   #67
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xine-ui all the way....

Among the most linux distro's, among the most skins, to play the most codecs, xine-ui will give you the least headaches...

IM(not so)HO
Old 01-16-2007, 04:20 PM   #68
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I voted for Kaffeine... it is easy to use has a lot of features and is pretty light. I use Mplayer for the browser plugin because it is pretty light and quick and can play video right within the webpage (Kaffeine likes to open video in a separate window. I like these because of how easy it is to add Codecs. I have yet to find a video that doesn't work with these players using the codec package available from Mplayer's website. VLC is good but I don't like the way it handles codecs, although I do like its portability.
Old 01-16-2007, 06:33 PM   #69
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I started out on xine, so i'm partial to it. the only thing i don't like about it is that it has a small bug in gnome. doesn't affect playback, but it differs from that on KDE. in KDE, while in full screen i could push 'g' to bring up controls in full screen. in gnome thats not there.
Old 01-17-2007, 06:31 AM   #70
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VLC for me
Old 01-17-2007, 05:16 PM   #71
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MPlayer - never fails.
Old 01-18-2007, 06:54 AM   #72
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I can do everything with Mplayer. It gets my vote.
Old 01-21-2007, 07:41 AM   #73
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vlc. xine and mplayer need far too much to start working.
Old 01-21-2007, 10:39 AM   #74
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MPlayer ... with all codecs installed ..
Old 01-22-2007, 03:52 PM   #75
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i voted for xine, but i do use kaffeine on my favorite live-distro (knoppix).

semantically kaffeine is based on xine-engine but it is deserved of it own poll position because it feels drastically different.


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