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View Poll Results: Video Media Player Application of the Year
mplayer 414 41.78%
xine 98 9.89%
Totem 52 5.25%
VLC 308 31.08%
Ogle 1 0.10%
Helix 3 0.30%
kaffeine 115 11.60%
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Old 01-04-2008, 01:21 PM   #16
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mplayer and then vlc.
Old 01-04-2008, 01:53 PM   #17
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you missed RealPlayer 10. Yes, it is kinda Helix, but there is an official RealPlayer version that was made by the Helix people, and it includes more support for web browsers etc.
Old 01-04-2008, 02:24 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by jeremy View Post
What do you to watch video?

I use Kaffeine. It works with every several video formats that I frequently use.
Old 01-04-2008, 02:42 PM   #19
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Mplayer from the Livna RPM Repository
Old 01-04-2008, 11:33 PM   #20
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Well, since there isn't any SMPlayer, I'll have to vote for mplayer then.
Old 01-05-2008, 02:28 AM   #21
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Originally Posted by portamenteff View Post
VLC by far. Mplayer is proprietary software. VLC is Gnu-GPL
You're confusing realplayer (non-open source) with mplayer!
Old 01-05-2008, 11:10 AM   #22
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mplayer has never let me down
Old 01-05-2008, 07:58 PM   #23
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vlc has always worked for me.
Old 01-06-2008, 10:49 PM   #24
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VLC baby!
Old 01-07-2008, 01:21 AM   #25
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I would say VLC and Mplayer...
Old 01-07-2008, 06:00 PM   #26
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Kaffeine is the KDE caffeine .
Old 01-07-2008, 09:53 PM   #27
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Kaffeine. I kinda like mplayer, but haven't used it in ages. Not as my main player anyway. I have it actually installed in a Windows machine. Not because I wanted to, but SimpleDivX users mplayer, so...

Anyway, how are things with mplayer today? Still disagreeing with DVD-makers that menu's should not exist? I remember having a lot of trouble with mplayer finding the right "track" to play a DVD-movie. Since most DVD's here are multi-lang/subtexted, I had a hard time using mplayer and started to use ogle for DVD-playback, so I just stopped using it all together and decided to use a player that does everything and does everything correctly in a standard manner...
Old 01-08-2008, 01:51 AM   #28
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mplayer is the best video tools.
add w32codes of course
Old 01-08-2008, 08:03 PM   #29
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mplayer is good, it has better navigation than xine. But, when I was playing my dvd, the dvd menu wouldn't come out and the sound was played 3 second before the video. When I ran on the terminal it said "YOUR CPU IS TOO SLOW TO PLAY DVD". Well, I use PIII 800 MHz with 256 MB RAM and 32 MB RIVA TNT2. But, I used kaffeine with xine-engine and my dvd played smoothly, even the menu appeared. so I choose kaffeine.
Old 01-08-2008, 10:38 PM   #30
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VLC just works


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