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juuuice
May 6, 2011, 02:29 AM
I'm currently playing around with half a dozen different media player apps on my mba 13 ultimate setup. I can't seem to find a hands down favorite and I wanted to see what others are using?

Movist - my default media player at the moment though i've recently started having crashes on mkv's with embeded subtitles.

MplayerX - I absolutely love the way it looks with the borderless window but I can't seem to get it to work efficiently without skipping and choppiness.. watching a hd mkv over the network and it skips every 2 seconds.. same video files stream perfectly in movist or mplayer extended. Has anyone else had this problem?

VLC - my player of choice on pc and works sufficiently well on mac

Mplayer Extended - works great and i love that you can launch multiple instances. Interface is a bit lacking though.

any others?



Lateraleye
May 6, 2011, 08:35 AM
I use VLC for pretty much everything. I really dig the look and feel of Quicktime X, but it's incompatible with so many formats that I just suck it up and stick with the tried and true.

SR71
May 6, 2011, 03:26 PM
Does VLC offer hardware acceleration from the GPU? I've been using Quicktime X and was unaware of other (possibly better) options.

ccsicecoke
May 6, 2011, 04:21 PM
MplayerX is the best

Another alternative would be XBMC (More like the Front Row)

Sheet
May 6, 2011, 04:53 PM
MplayerX - I absolutely love the way it looks with the borderless window but I can't seem to get it to work efficiently without skipping and choppiness.. watching a hd mkv over the network and it skips every 2 seconds.. same video files stream perfectly in movist or mplayer extended. Has anyone else had this problem?


Same for me! MPlayerX lags about every ten seconds and "skips" about 2 seconds.. quite annoying (even with non-HD movies)! Quicktime is choppy as well.
VLC does the best job, there are almost no lags using g-draft WiFi.

Boston007
May 6, 2011, 05:06 PM
yes I use VLC as well