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You can now vote for your favorite projects/products of 2020. This is your chance to be heard! Voting ends on February 17th.


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View Poll Results: Video Media Player of the Year
Dragon Player 2 0.71%
DVD-Player (XBMC) 1 0.36%
FFplay 1 0.36%
GNOME Videos 3 1.07%
mplayer 22 7.83%
mplayer2 5 1.78%
mpv 49 17.44%
Parole 3 1.07%
QMPlay2 1 0.36%
VideoPlayer (Kodi) 1 0.36%
VLC 189 67.26%
xine 4 1.42%
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Old 01-14-2021, 12:54 AM   #16
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VLC but...


... that's just lately. For a long time I relied on Kplayer as it played most everything I threw at it. That hasn't been the case for a while now and I tired of getting error messages about codecs so I migrated to VLC. I can't think of anything I've pointed it at that didn't play. Plus, I can get its audio to route through Jack so I have an easier means to control/mute the audio via Jack Mixer. (I find it difficult to get fine-grained control using VLC's tiny volume control.)
 
Old 01-15-2021, 03:53 PM   #17
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I use smplayer on my desktop with mplayer as the backend. I use kodi on my HTPC (which uses ffmpeg libraries).
 
Old 01-15-2021, 05:05 PM   #18
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Voted mpv
 
Old 01-15-2021, 09:33 PM   #19
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I hope I voted correctly as I chose mplayer2 when specifically I use Smplayer which is a frontend for mplayer but I'm pretty sure it uses mplayer 2.
 
Old 01-16-2021, 04:28 AM   #20
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Smplayer is also a frontend for mpv (actually defaults to that on my system).

How people in 2021 still insist on using mplayer(2) over mpv, is beyond me.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mpv_%2...yer%29#History
 
Old 01-16-2021, 02:14 PM   #21
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I hope I voted correctly as I chose mplayer2 when specifically I use Smplayer which is a frontend for mplayer but I'm pretty sure it uses mplayer 2.
mplayer2 is an old fork of mplayer from back in early 2010s. AFAIK, it does not receive active development anymore. Slackware uses regular mplayer.

Eventually, mplayer2's codebase was forked and became mpv.

smplayer can work with either mplayer and mpv as the backend.

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Smplayer is also a frontend for mpv (actually defaults to that on my system).

How people in 2021 still insist on using mplayer(2) over mpv, is beyond me.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mpv_%2...yer%29#History
Because mplayer still works fine and comes with my distro and I'm familiar with it. If I need to rebuild it, then I am familiar with the build system as well.

Also, IIRC, the original mpv dev, wm4 was quite... dismissive to the community some time back and it left me with a sour taste in my mouth for mpv. It seems s/he is no longer part of the development team anymore, but it definitely prevented me from switching when my curiosity was initially piqued.

If I ever find something I need/want mplayer to do that it can't, but mpv can, I may look into it again, but for now, I'm not missing out on anything by sticking with mplayer.
 
Old 01-17-2021, 08:38 PM   #22
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Always been a fan of SMPlayer, with mplayer as its backend. Always have been, always will be.

Not in the list this year, but it's way more configureable than MPV, despite many here liking the latter.


Mike.
 
Old 01-18-2021, 02:12 AM   #23
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mplayer (...) it's way more configureable than MPV, despite many here liking the latter.
Look, I know you're just being argumentative, and it's your prerogative of course.
But this is not true.
Not sure how to measure it - count all the options? - but at least the mpv man page is almost twice the size of the mplayer man page.
 
Old 01-18-2021, 09:11 AM   #24
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@ ondoho:-

Choice is a personal thing. I have no issue with what anyone else wishes to use; I just don't LIKE MPV. Stat.

Mike.
 
Old 01-18-2021, 09:24 AM   #25
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Always been a fan of SMPlayer, with mplayer as its backend. Always have been, always will be.

Not in the list this year...........
It wasn't on the list last year or the year before and, probably, the year before that. Each year I've asked for it to be included and each year the request is ignored.
Not that it really matters. So few people participate in the poll, relative to the number of registered users, the results are inconsequential, at best.
 
Old 01-18-2021, 03:15 PM   #26
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It wasn't on the list last year or the year before and, probably, the year before that. Each year I've asked for it to be included and each year the request is ignored.
Not that it really matters. So few people participate in the poll, relative to the number of registered users, the results are inconsequential, at best.
I imagine it is because smplayer isn't a video player itself. It's just a GUI frontend to mplayer or mpv and can't play videos without those. Not that I agree with it, but I imagine that's their rationale...
 
Old 01-20-2021, 07:15 PM   #27
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mplayer when I need one (smplayer or umplayer actually)
 
Old 01-21-2021, 11:50 AM   #28
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mplayer when I need one (smplayer or umplayer actually)
FYI, UMPlayer has been abandoned since 2011. The SMPlayer developers did make an updated version (0.98.2) that fixed YouTube issues (since UMPlayer was forked from an earlier version of SMPlayer) and hosted it on their site, but otherwise, UMPlayer has been untouched since 2011.
 
Old 01-24-2021, 11:30 AM   #29
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FYI, UMPlayer has been abandoned since 2011. The SMPlayer developers did make an updated version (0.98.2) that fixed YouTube issues (since UMPlayer was forked from an earlier version of SMPlayer) and hosted it on their site, but otherwise, UMPlayer has been untouched since 2011.
yeah I know, still works here though Old but still functions, kinda like me I guess.
 
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Voted mpv with smplyer as frontend.
 
  


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