Any recommand on video player?

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  1. Greathit macrumors newbie

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    I have been seeking a good video player for long time.
    I've tried Realplayer and Quicktime etc......all these software not quite fit my requirement. Sometimes I have to switch to Windows and then play the HD movie. It's pretty annoying to do that, as I got some works that have to be done on Mac while playing.
    Mac is convenient compared to Windows, so could anyone tell me which video player you guys may like to recommend?

    Eh...yeah, what I really need is a video player that I can add subtitle manually while playing the movie.
    As you guys may feel that, I'm not good in English, so subtitle can help me to understand the movie. :p

    yeah, for sure, I will try to improve my English as well ~~~~:D

    Thanks guys!
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    It depends on what format the video is in. Not all players will play all formats.
    Are you talking about adding subtitles to an existing movie that doesn't have them? A player won't do that. You would need a video editor.
     
  3. Hellhammer Moderator

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    VLC for Mac
    MPlayerOSX
    Movist

    Most video players will read the subtitles if they have the same name as the movie file and are located in the same folder. E.g. PrisonBreakS02E01.avi and PrisonBreakS02E01.srt in /User/TV Shows folder for example.
     
  4. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    I would suggest you get Flip4Mac
    and Perian too

    You want to check out VLC as well
     
  5. Greathit thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for replying.

    Normally Realplayer can play all the movies I downloaded from the internet.

    what I concern is, can I add subtitle manually? Realplayer can't.

    Or it can? then how to do it?


    I always download HD movie from some Private Trackers, their format usually are m2ts, or .... gaa~ I don't know, but I think those formats are quite common.
     
  6. Greathit thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Wow, thx guys!!

    yupe, I have been hear of these players before. And, can some one explain what is VLC? Is it a plugin or something?

    eh, I'm not meaning to seal the subtitle into the movie file, I mean just manually select the subtitle I want while the movie is playing.

    "E.g. PrisonBreakS02E01.avi and PrisonBreakS02E01.srt in /User/TV Shows folder for example."
    yeah, you get what I mean. but can I put the subtitle somewhere else? click "load subtitle" and then display a dialog which I can select any subtitle from any location of my HDD

    Edit
    wow ... my English sucks....

    just realized, load subtitle, not add ..... :(
     
  7. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    VLC is a player

    Perian and Flip4Mac are plugins
     
  8. Hellhammer Moderator

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    VLC is very popular video player because it supports almost all formats.

    Of course you can. With VLC, just click File > Open file with advanced settings > Check load subtitle file > Settings > Browse > Select the subtitle file

    Something like that, I have mine in Finnish so some translation may be inaccurate.
     
  9. Greathit thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So, I can load subtitle manually by using VLC?

    Thank you !
     
  10. maril1111 macrumors 68000

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    I would add DIVX as well you cannot escape using it when watching stuff online
     
  11. Greathit thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Awesome!!
    I just downloaded VLC, very good, it has all I want.
    Question solved !!

    Thank you guys !!!!!


    new question comes out, what about HD moive playback? any suggestion on plugins?
     
  12. spinnerlys Guest

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    VLC Player, Movist and MPlayer OS X, and even QT Player, can play back HD content (720p and 1080i/p), if you have fast enough hardware (any Intel Mac with 2GHz and more).

    What format does that HD video come in? Is it that .mts format?
     
  13. maril1111 macrumors 68000

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    get the latest adobe flash player from here http://get2.adobe.com/flashplayer/

    and keep the others up to date. happy mac-ing

    and what spinnerly said:
     
  14. Greathit thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yeah, normally the format is .mts .... not sure.
    my laptop is MBA, SSD, Core duo 2.13.

    to get a better experience on HD movie playback, do i need to add some plugins on my VLC player?
     
  15. Hellhammer Moderator

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    VLC is fine without any plugins because it supports nearly all formats out-of-the-box. If you're playing high quality HD content (Blu-Ray rips), then your MBA may not be fast enough.

    What do you mean by getting better experience? Are you having lags or skipped frames?
     
  16. Greathit thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes, I have, is it possible to fix it?
    My MBA has 9400m graphic card, it's doing well when I use windows to play HD movie, but having lags if I use Mac. I know CPU is important, but I think graphic card is the key factor.
     

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