Player Recommendations

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by LarryJoe33, Sep 17, 2017.

  1. LarryJoe33 macrumors 65832

    LarryJoe33

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    Looking for a universal player. I have heard a lot about VLC and mplayer. Which of these is better or is there another you would recommend?
     
  2. Gav2k macrumors G3

    Gav2k

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    Go for vlc. It has great features and it’s simple to use.
     
  3. LarryJoe33 thread starter macrumors 65832

    LarryJoe33

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    Thanks. I downloaded it and am checking it out. Looks clean but powerful. Mostly wanted a player that could stream my ripped DVDs over AirPlay to my Apple TVs. The built in DVD player won’t do this due to copyright issues.
     
  4. Boyd01 macrumors 601

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    Why not just drop the ripped DVD's into iTunes and turn on home sharing? That's what I did, with total of about 1200 of them on a Mini that I use as a server. You need to rip them into a format supported by iTunes of course, which can easily be done with Handbrake (free open source software).

    Aside from that, I also like VLC. But depending on the format of your DVD's, you might get some dropped frames. I have seen this when using airplay with VLC.
     
  5. LarryJoe33 thread starter macrumors 65832

    LarryJoe33

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    Yeah I could do that. These are all old DVDs I ripped in my windows days. I used to use handbrake to concert to iTunes formats. I just don’t want that many DVDs uploaded to iCloud which is where I store my library. I also don’t want them on my internal hard drive. My iTunes library is on my SSD.
     

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