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What media player do you use?

Post#1 by brokenman » 11 Dec 2015, 22:23

What media player do you prefer, and do you stream media over a network often?

Answers can include video and audio applications. Thanks.
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Re: What media player do you use?

Post#2 by sean » 11 Dec 2015, 22:55

@brokenman,

I use the following media players:

Audio:

Audacious
Exaile

Video/Audio:

SMPlayer
VLC media player

For recording my playing card magic sessions I use:

guvcview

:-)

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Re: What media player do you use?

Post#3 by aus9 » 12 Dec 2015, 05:03

audio and video
vlc

network streaming
firefox mainly for youtube....but not very often

I then grab it with youtube-dl
and playback with vlc

PS I have just created a mini tutorial in Nemesis on how to use vlc and youtube streaming, it should also work for other network streams as long as your firewall does not block certain ports.

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Re: What media player do you use?

Post#4 by Blaze » 12 Dec 2015, 16:51

For me it's Mozilla FireFox for both. I prefer online video and radio.
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Re: What media player do you use?

Post#5 by normalGuy » 12 Dec 2015, 21:48

Browser for almost everything!!
But also use : Vlc in arch (or smplayer in porteus);
Clementine, because the plugins:spotify and souncloud. (heavy: + 15 mb...)
And deadbeef very light but you need to do some stuff.

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Re: What media player do you use?

Post#6 by francois » 12 Dec 2015, 22:25

vlc is the best.
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Re: What media player do you use?

Post#7 by Bogomips » 12 Dec 2015, 22:51

Video: VLC & GNOME MPlayer (recognises bookmarks 8) )

Frequent Streaming (Greasemonkey ViewTube): VLC & Gecko Media Player(plays YT, there where VLC fails)

Another gmplayer advantage is that cache %age shown, and file can be found and hardlinked. So if a big file and something worth watching, save on bandwidth.

The one bugbear is that all these players start with 100% volume, and if it's late night and relaxing with playing a video, if not careful can suddenly start off with an ad at earsplitting crescendo. :O:
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Re: What media player do you use?

Post#8 by aus9 » 12 Dec 2015, 23:02

@Bogomips

offtopic but semi-related

If you are using Nemesis add volume control to the panel will prevent your eariness, can't remember if Porteus has feature.

2) in Nemesis I have posted how to get vlc YT working, it might work for Porteus but I have removed that from my hard drive

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Re: What media player do you use?

Post#9 by donald » 12 Dec 2015, 23:05

Audio = Deadbeef and / or Gnome-MPlayer because Audacious lacks some Plugins in 3.1
Neon HTTP/HTTPS Plugin...(usr/lib/audacious/Transport/neon.so)
and
E/A Plugin...(usr/lib/audacious/Transport/unix-io.so)

Video = MPlayer + some GUI
VLC..hmmm...I never installed it..oversized..too much bloat..(imho)

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Re: What media player do you use?

Post#10 by Tonio » 13 Dec 2015, 19:14

mplayer all the way. vlc is good but requires too much to build :( xine is also good, but mplayer is and has been included in slax and also in porteus. Why change to something else?

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Re: What media player do you use?

Post#11 by aus9 » 13 Dec 2015, 22:44

I am guilty of drifting offtopic.....What media player do you use? But at least I have a decency to say so in my post.
Commenting on the size of a player, or how hard it is to configure etc are all off topics IMHO.

myself, donald and Tonio are now guilty of drifting off topic.
I shall of course have no beer for one week as punishment but not sure what is a good punishment for those two other gentlemen
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Re: What media player do you use?

Post#12 by donald » 13 Dec 2015, 23:50

^
not sure what is a good punishment for those two other gentlemen
Guantanamo perhaps?

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Re: What media player do you use?

Post#13 by tmsg » 14 Dec 2015, 13:29

Currently none because I don't use media in Porteus. But once I switch my current Windows install more fully to Porteus (earliest some time next year) I will use wine+foobar2000 for audio and mplayer for the rare occasions when I need video.

I've tried a few Linux audio players (I'm really into audio) but so far none approaches what I can do with foorbar2000. As this runs quite well with wine, there's no immediate reason to look for something different though any input would be welcome.

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Re: What media player do you use?

Post#14 by normalGuy » 14 Dec 2015, 20:49

aus9 wrote:I am guilty of drifting offtopic.....What media player do you use? But at least I have a decency to say so in my post.
Commenting on the size of a player, or how hard it is to configure etc are all off topics IMHO.

myself, donald and Tonio are now guilty of drifting off topic.
I shall of course have no beer for one week as punishment but not sure what is a good punishment for those two other gentlemen
:)
Ok so maybe it`s some problem with me but from now on never again a word or duckduckgo porteus.
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Re: What media player do you use?

Post#15 by aus9 » 14 Dec 2015, 22:41

normalGuy
I was not referring to you. Also I hope you see I was showing a smilie and half joking by chatting about beer and punishment. You are welcome to make whatever decisions you make, but I was trying to prevent members from making remarks that might start a flame war on the benefits of otherwise of one player over another.

I think brokenman is trying to find out what people use as media players. But if I have offended you in my comments to others....I hope you will forgive me or Porteus members.
I am an Australian so we aussies tend to speak our mind more freely than say the British.

Good luck Sir

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