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View Poll Results: Video Media Player Application of the Year
Dragon Player 2 0.66%
DVD-Player (XBMC) 3 0.99%
FFplay 1 0.33%
kaffeine 0 0%
Miro 2 0.66%
mplayer 50 16.50%
mplayer2 13 4.29%
mpv 25 8.25%
Parole 0 0%
Totem 4 1.32%
VLC 195 64.36%
xine 2 0.66%
VideoPlayer (Kodi) 5 1.65%
MythTV Internal player 1 0.33%
Xplayer 0 0%
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Old 12-28-2016, 12:49 PM   #1
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Video Media Player Application of the Year


What's your preferred app for watching video?

--jeremy
 
Old 12-28-2016, 12:49 PM   #2
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smplayer w/ mpv backend.
 
Old 12-28-2016, 01:08 PM   #3
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Still has to be VNC. The ability to play almost anything and the remote-control possibility tend to work for me.
 
Old 12-28-2016, 04:26 PM   #4
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VLC for me.
 
Old 12-29-2016, 02:25 PM   #5
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VLC, now that it will play a certain .avi clip that some older versions of VLC wouldn't play. VLC 2.2.2 is shipped with JULinux 12.
 
Old 12-29-2016, 02:27 PM   #6
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MPV brethens
 
Old 01-02-2017, 07:39 PM   #7
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Use UMPlayer, so voted for mplayer.
 
Old 01-03-2017, 12:33 AM   #8
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MPV brethens
Voted same.
 
Old 01-03-2017, 02:32 AM   #9
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VLC... It has played every single thing I've tried it with
 
Old 01-03-2017, 07:18 AM   #10
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mpv mpv mpv mpv mpv mpv mpv mpv mpv mpv mpv mpv mpv mpv mpv
 
Old 01-03-2017, 06:55 PM   #11
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I voted VLC, but that is actually my second choice. I would have voted for QMPlay2 because it's what I use everyday.
 
Old 01-04-2017, 04:26 PM   #12
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My vote would be Kodi, but it's not on the list.
 
Old 01-04-2017, 04:33 PM   #13
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The Kodi player is based on DVDPlayer (XBMC), I've added it as "VideoPlayer (Kodi)", based on http://kodi.wiki/view/DVDPlayer.

--jeremy
 
Old 01-05-2017, 04:14 AM   #14
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The Kodi player is based on DVDPlayer (XBMC), I've added it as "VideoPlayer (Kodi)", based on http://kodi.wiki/view/DVDPlayer.

--jeremy
You seem to have added it twice. Once as "DVD-Player (XBMC)" and again as "VideoPlayer (Kodi)".

"Kodi" is the new name for "XMBC".
"DVD-Player" is one part of Kodi, but it also plays video files and video streams.

Like VLC, Kodi is a "media player" that supports a huge range of formats and media, including audio, video, CD, DVD and TV. Wikipedia lists Kodi on the "Comparison of video player software" page as "Kodi (formerly XBMC)" https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compar...layer_software

Unlike VLC, Kodi is designed to be a full featured "media center" rather than "only" a "media player".
Perhaps as a "media center" it should be excluded from this category, though it is the application that I use most frequently for playing video media.
 
Old 01-05-2017, 10:49 AM   #15
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DVDPlayer (XBMC) was included from the beginning and has been in the category for years. As it's deprecated it will likely be removed next year.

--jeremy
 
  


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