MBA 13 Ultimate - video player of choice

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by juuuice, May 6, 2011.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Oct 27, 2010
    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?
  2. macrumors newbie

    Apr 13, 2011
    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.
  3. macrumors 65816

    Jan 12, 2011
    Boston, MA
    Does VLC offer hardware acceleration from the GPU? I've been using Quicktime X and was unaware of other (possibly better) options.
  4. macrumors regular

    Aug 19, 2010
    MplayerX is the best

    Another alternative would be XBMC (More like the Front Row)
  5. macrumors member

    Dec 11, 2006
    Kiel, Germany
    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.
  6. macrumors 6502


    Apr 9, 2010

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