What's your default Video Player?

Discussion in 'polls' started by Joxx, Nov 27, 2012.

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What's your default Video Player?

  1. GOM Player

    4 vote(s)
    1.8%
  2. JetAudio

    3 vote(s)
    1.4%
  3. Kantaris

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. KMPlayer

    5 vote(s)
    2.3%
  5. MPC-HC

    36 vote(s)
    16.4%
  6. PotPlayer

    25 vote(s)
    11.4%
  7. SMPlayer

    12 vote(s)
    5.5%
  8. SPlayer

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. UMPlayer

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. VLC

    88 vote(s)
    40.0%
  11. Windows Media Player

    28 vote(s)
    12.7%
  12. Other (please specify)

    19 vote(s)
    8.6%
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    I use Nova Player on all of my Android devices.
     
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    MPC-HC v1.9.0 Released!!
    DARK THEME IS FINISHED :)

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    Mpc-hc64 and KMPlayer!

    I prefer the former but after leaving it run overnight with multiple hours running there must be some memory leak since it slows all other programs down to a near crawl. A simple restart flushes the buffer and frees that up again but it is a slight annoyance which isn't much.

    KMPlayer doesn't exhibit that same behavior on my 8 systems. No 10 here.
     
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    MPC-HC v1.9.1

    https://github.com/clsid2/mpc-hc/releases
     
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    VLC store app as default just to have something other than M$ players, but it's crappy. I find SMPlayer works best for large videos on my 15" laptop because the controls don't disappear like VLC's do. I use the regular VLC player for smaller videos and for music files.
     
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    A short time ago I changed from GOM Player to SMPlayer as my standard player.

    The main reasons:
    - SMPlayer has a very nice and very well configurable user interface.
    - I realized that files open more quickly than with GOM Player.
    - The access to the subtitles of a DVD is one step quicker than with GOM Player.

    Nevertheless GOM Player remains important for me concerning the regular playback of DVDs - for two reasons:
    - GOM Player is (almost?) the only media player I have tested who is reliably capable of playing a DVD from the last point where I had stopped playing (resume function). This function works perfectly. Whereas e.g. the SMPlayer is completely unsuitable for such a purpose (you cannot even set bookmarks in a DVD). And not even the VLC player is able to offer a resume function that really works. (You can do a workaround with bookmarks but this is no comfortable solution.)
    - Sometimes (not always) it is necessary or at least useful to have access to the menu of a DVD. This is not possible with SMPlayer but with GOM Player (as with most of the other players I assume).
     
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    VLC hasn't been updated in ages. I think it's dead.
     
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    I wouldn't consider it as dead.
    VLC - Last update: August 2019 (7 months ago)
     
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    The issue I'm having with it since a while is some videos they appear to have like boxy pixels randomly especially when I move between parts of the video to another part. Doesn't ever happen with MPC-HC or Splash player so I know it's not the video.
     
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    Spartan, you're welcome! Post back if your issue is fixed by any of their members. Take care.
     
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    Till last January, on Windows, I used mostly VLC media player, so that was my default player.
    However, VLC media player doesn't play Disney/Pixar DVDs correctly. Disney/Pixar DVDs have a particularly notorious protection, on some media players the chapter/scene order is messed up because of Disney/Pixar's DVD protection.
    In my experience, on Windows, Disney/Pixar DVDs played correctly only in MPC-BE, MPC-HC and Windows Media Player, not in VLC media player, and not in SMPlayer (I never tried Pot Player).

    Last January, I migrated to Kubuntu. Like on Windows, I use mostly VLC media player, it's my default player.
    And like on Windows, VLC media player doesn't play Disney/Pixar DVDs correctly. I had to find an alternative for Kubuntu that plays Disney/Pixar DVDs correctly.
    Apart from VLC media player, I tried SMPlayer, Dragon Player, Kaffeine and finally Kodi. I tested playing my Wall-E Disney/Pixar DVD with its notorious protection.

    SMPlayer did not play the DVD correctly. Same as with VLC media player, the chapter/scene order was messed up.
    Dragon Player didn't play the DVD at all, for some reason.
    Kaffeine was able to play Disney/Pixar's Wall-E DVD. It played the correct chapter/scene order, although with eye-watering rendering errors and the playback quality wasn't very good anyhow.
    Finally, I tried Kodi (media player/ media center/ entertainment center) on Kubuntu.
    That was much better! Kodi played my Disney/Pixar Wall-E DVD perfectly! Correct chapter/scene order, with no rendering errors, and in perfect quality. So I found my player for Disney/Pixar DVDs on Kubuntu. :)

    (First posted in the Linux for beginners thread.)
     
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    I have been using MPC-HC for years, but seems it has got a problem playing WebM vidoes that I download from Instagram. It can play them, but fails to repeat them again. And strangely enough MPC-BE crashes on my system. So seems I need to look for a new player, perhaps VLC.
     
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    try mpc-be portable by portableapps.com.
     
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    Thanks will check it out. And BTW, a small correction, it's not WebM but MP4 videos that MPC-HC can't repeat correctly. Too bad because it's a pretty good player.
     
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