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View Poll Results: Video Media Player of the Year
Dragon Player 2 0.83%
DVD-Player (XBMC) 1 0.42%
FFplay 2 0.83%
kaffeine 3 1.25%
mplayer 26 10.83%
mplayer2 5 2.08%
mpv 35 14.58%
Totem 0 0%
VideoPlayer (Kodi) 3 1.25%
VLC 156 65.00%
xine 7 2.92%
Xplayer 0 0%
QMPlay2 0 0%
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Old 01-05-2019, 12:38 PM   #1
jeremy
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Video Media Player of the Year


What's your preferred app for watching video?

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Old 01-05-2019, 12:40 PM   #2
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MPV with a config set to control volume, and not video time placement using mouse wheel, otherwise something else to play movies.
 
Old 01-05-2019, 02:26 PM   #3
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smplayer?
 
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Old 01-06-2019, 06:45 AM   #4
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I didn't even know mplayer2 exists. I use mplayer for multiple reasons:

- you can tell it to play video in full screen with -fs

- you can control it externally by writing to fifo file, useful for playing audio files headlessly with mps-YouTube for example

- you can take screenshots easily without using a mouse

- you can hide/show subtitles without using a mouse

- you can adjust subtitle delay even when video is already being played without using a mouse

- you can hide/show progress bar without using a mouse

- you can configure how many seconds it will go backwards or forward when rewinding/fast-forwarding using SEEK command

- you can close mplayer and resume playback automatically the next time you start it but you need an external script for that, I use this https://github.com/graysky2/mplayer-resumer
 
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Old 01-06-2019, 03:22 PM   #5
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Normally, for me it's SMPlayer (to my mind one of the best mPlayer 'front-ends' around). This last year or so, however, I've been spending more time with MPV, which is nicely minimal, keeps out of your way while you're playing your media.....and supports pretty much any format you care to throw at it.

Or should I say any format that mPlayer supports?


Mike.

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Old 01-07-2019, 12:49 AM   #6
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mpv does the job (but I regularly try others, so next year will probably be different).
 
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Old 01-07-2019, 02:08 PM   #7
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can there be anything besides mpv?
Linux users, unite!
 
Old 01-09-2019, 12:38 PM   #8
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VLC , works so well for all I do, plus has equal capabilities on Windows , so I have to vote for it.
 
Old 01-09-2019, 12:59 PM   #9
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Needs multiple votes: depends on the media.
VLC for physical DVD/CD
MPV for most everything else including ISOs
 
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Old 01-09-2019, 01:21 PM   #10
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mpv.

Tried to get into Kodi last year, and I just couldn't.
 
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Old 01-09-2019, 03:30 PM   #11
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+1 mplayer. Quick, fast, simple. I haven't used anything with a gui to play DVDs for a few years now. Surprisingly, I don't miss them. We don't need no stinkin' mice
 
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Old 01-09-2019, 08:23 PM   #12
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Mplayer (SMPlayer)
 
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Old 01-09-2019, 09:32 PM   #13
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Video Media Player of the Year: VLC

Most video I watch is NetFlix, Amazon, YouTube or my own DVDs via Plex all through the Chrome browser.
 
Old 01-09-2019, 09:57 PM   #14
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For me, big fan of mpv w/ smplayer front-end. I tried to use mpv without smplayer for about 6 months, and just found that it's...klunky, at best. Great performance, but doing anything other than just watching it sucked IMO. So back to using smplayer.
 
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Old 01-10-2019, 11:12 AM   #15
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Voted MPV.
 
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