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You can now vote for your favorite products of 2014. This is your chance to be heard! Voting ends on February 3rd.


View Poll Results: Video Media Player Application of the Year
Dragon Player 5 1.18%
DVD-Player (XBMC) 4 0.95%
FFplay 1 0.24%
kaffeine 6 1.42%
Miro 1 0.24%
mplayer 77 18.25%
mplayer2 13 3.08%
mpv 19 4.50%
Parole 3 0.71%
Totem 6 1.42%
VLC 277 65.64%
xine 10 2.37%
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Old 01-14-2015, 02:08 AM   #31
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Nice to see mpv getting some love here this year. All I use. Like it way better than mplayer. Peace.
Old 01-21-2015, 06:22 PM   #32
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On Linux i use Xbmc but cross-platform i use Vlc. Sad to hear the news today but i'm sure they will patch it soon enough.
Regards from Tom
Old 01-23-2015, 04:32 PM   #33
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Smplayer on top of mplayer. Why mess with a good thing?
Old 01-30-2015, 03:30 PM   #34
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Can we please add SMPlayer to the list? Yes, it uses mplayer for its backend but this is category is "Video Media Player Application" not "Video Player Engine"
Old 01-31-2015, 10:05 AM   #35
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Originally Posted by anticapitalista View Post
mpv has replaced mplayer2 for me.
I been trying out MPV of late, and it may replace VLC for me. smplayer now has support for MPV. I tried some others, but right now I'm just using MPV and cli. It has a long learning curve, but once you get use to the commands, its a snap. Much lighter than VLC
Old 02-02-2015, 05:36 PM   #36
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This does exactly what it says on the tin . A very good player
Old 02-02-2015, 08:37 PM   #37
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mplayer! Duh-doy.

mplayer2? Why would you replace something that's perfect?

I'm sure VLC is nice too but mplayer just works so well for me I've never bothered to see whether the grass is indeed greener on the other side of the proverbial fence.
Old 02-02-2015, 11:11 PM   #38
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mplayer via gnome-mplayer and gecko-mediaplayer.
Old 02-21-2015, 03:02 PM   #39
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I didn't find out about mpv until today. If I'd known about it I probably would have voted for it.
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I go with the majority -- VLC


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