another great media player

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by clevin, Dec 26, 2006.

  1. clevin macrumors G3

    clevin

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    http://www.mplayerhq.hu/design7/dload.html
    mplayer OSX 1.0 rc
    this is the famouse mplayer under linux's mac OSX version, it has both PPC and intel version. Mplayer OSX has essentially same codec as VLC, since they are using same GPL codec project (which means it supports WMV just as VLC 0.8.6), but Mplayer OSX has better performance, from my experience, there are some videos with 9bps rate (lol) VLC can't handle, while Player OSX works fine.
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  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Mmmm, yeah, MPlayer is nice. And that moment when Cloud came riding down the staircase in the Shinra building on the big motorcycle was a classic. :D
     
  3. clevin thread starter macrumors G3

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    lol, i only watched my friend playing ff8 before... they always making amazing cgs.
     
  4. Aniej macrumors 68000

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  5. clevin thread starter macrumors G3

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    sry, we got a little bit off topic. "amazing" wasn't referring to the player

    the good thing about this player are
    1. play some file vlc cant
    2. smaller system resource consumption
     
  6. Tymmz macrumors 65816

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    thx for the tip. will download it and see if it can compete with VLC.


    EDIT: no more VLC! MPlayer seems to do a way better job!

    EDIT II: VLC is back. MPlayer has too many issues. Playlist doesn't work, and some other essential stuff.
     
  7. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    Thanks, I had somehow not heard of MPlayer before. I will check it out.
     
  8. freebooter macrumors 65816

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    Strange, I found VLC to have a greater range of playable files. I haven't used MPlayer in a while, though. I like how the most recent VLC can play WMV (or was it that i added more codecs...)
     
  9. phillipjfry macrumors 6502a

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    you think its bad enough that you can remember that simply by looking at the screenshot, I went as far as to have the buster sword tattoo'd on my arm :D

    as far as mplayer goes, I used it all the time on linux (altho I will always be partial to xine) and was never disappointed
     
  10. macg4 macrumors 6502a

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    mplayer is a nice app, but not my favorite thats for sure. for some reason everytime i open up a file its kinda freezes up and runs really slow and then has issues closing...so i dont use it very often.
     
  11. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    This thread just became useless without pictures. :D

    Sorry for the hijack. How do you expect me to resist this? :eek:
     

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