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PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2009 7:03 pm    Post subject: Best Video player Reply with quote

I was wandering... 'm going to plaback mostly .avi .mpg and .mkv (for the HD) with multiple streams for audio and subs (not necesserly hardsubs)... what player is best for this?... vlc? mplayer?
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2009 9:34 pm    Post subject: players Reply with quote

I find myself switching back and forth between kmplayer and xine. I've noticed some mkv files causing excessive frame drops in the mplayer backend that the xine ffmpeg backend can handle. However I like the mouse wheel shuttling in mplayer over the arrow keys nav in xine for some things.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2009 10:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

not even thinkin of vlc?..
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2009 10:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi, I use Vlc and smplayer :P
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2009 11:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

d2_racing wrote:
Hi, I use Vlc and smplayer :P


mmm.. when one and when the other?..
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2009 11:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In random order :P

I use a lot smplayer lately, but vlc is pretty nice too.

If I had to choose, then I would pick mplayer.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2009 7:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I almost always use Kaffeine (xine) but now that there's no Kaffeine for KDE 4 yet I use SMplayer. As you can see everyone has his or her favourite one, so you'll have to decide yourself :) . If you use KDE then Kaffeine is the first choice otherwise I'd go with SMplayer and if you're not happy with it, you can try VLC, which is supposedly one of the very best players available even on Windows platform...
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2009 8:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think Vlc and smplayer(mplayer) best players. Anyway i't your PC, use all what you like.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2009 11:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In fact, smplayer is pretty nice actually, and yeah use what ever player that you want, but use one :P
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2009 11:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

(gnome-)mplayer here or occasionally vlc

Will probably switch to vlc permanently if I can get it to play upnp streams from my mediatomb server.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2009 11:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know if I'm right on that, but if you compile mplayer with the gtk Use Flags, you endup with a big warning saying that Gmplayer is no more supported or something.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2009 11:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes you are right. It shows suggestion to make kmplayer or gnome-mplayer instead of gmplayer -> how lame.
I still wonder why mplayer USE(gtk) != gnome-mplayer.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2009 12:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

vlc seems to give me lowest cpu usage with 720p content, so I started using it exclusively - works great.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2009 1:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moved from Multimedia to Duplicate Threads. See best all around movie player? and similar threads (please search).
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