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MBA 13 Ultimate - video player of choice

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

  1. macrumors newbie

    #1
    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

    #2
    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

    #3
    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

    #4
    MplayerX is the best

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

    #5
    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

    Boston007

    #6
    Vlc

    yes I use VLC as well
     

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