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Re: Media players in Debian (was: new mplayer)

Am Freitag 22 September 2006 13:21 schrieb Andreas Tille:
> On Fri, 22 Sep 2006, Steinar H. Gunderson wrote:
> > I've heard these claims (ÿÿplayer X should be more than good enough, what
> > do you need mplayer for these days?ÿÿ) for at least the last five years
> > -- it's a difficult claim to refute, since people have rather different
> > viewing habits, different platforms and different needs. For _my_ part,
> > I've still not seen any player that works remotely as reliably over a
> > wide range over file formats and various brokenness as mplayer does.
> And, BTW, do we really need Emacs if we have vi?

What is vi? An emacs mode? ;)
But you are right. Except those frontends (totem, kaffeine) that use various 
backends (xine, gstreamer), there are stand-alone solutions like vlc and 
mplayer (and all those share many, many libs).
Every of those concepts, be it xine, gstreamer, vlc or mplayer, offer a 
slightly different way to use it. And all of them have pros and cons.

I could give examples why e.g. I do not like vlc at all but are a happy user 
of kaffeine/xine and mplayer. But to what gain?


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