Too much Video Players by default

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Too much Video Players by default

Postby burjans on Sat Mar 19, 2011 12:55 pm

I am using LMDE, when you install the distro you can to find 4 Video Players by default:

- Gnome Player
- MPlayer
- Totem
- VLC

my questions is: ¿why? :?:

¿One is not enough? :?
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Re: Too much Video Players by default

Postby JasonLG on Sat Mar 19, 2011 6:13 pm

burjans wrote:I am using LMDE, when you install the distro you can to find 4 Video Players by default:

- Gnome Player
- MPlayer
- Totem
- VLC

my questions is: ¿why? :?:

¿One is not enough? :?


Well... Mplayer is required for the default browser media plugin. Totem is required for the video thumbnails in Nautilus and VLC and GNOME Media player are pretty much the Swiss army knives of Media players, they will generally play about any media format. But if you like you can what I do and uninstall Mplayer and GNOME media player and install the totem browser plugin.(the totem plugin seems to work the best of the three.) Or another option is to uninstall everything except VLC and use the VLC browser plugin and loose the video thumbnails.
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Re: Too much Video Players by default

Postby quake on Sat May 14, 2011 2:05 am

VLC and use the VLC browser plugin seems like the simplest way to improve mint. I really love VLC the best.
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Re: Too much Video Players by default

Postby richyrich on Sat May 14, 2011 2:13 am

Nahh . . lets do like Mac and make everyone use the a4 format . . or maybe the wmv ? . . . why not corroborate on a cross-platform, non propietary . . . . oh wait, . . they don't get paid then . . .
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Re: Too much Video Players by default

Postby quake on Sat May 14, 2011 3:26 am

Can we get VLC to replace every thing. I would like that very much.
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Re: Too much Video Players by default

Postby JasonLG on Sat May 14, 2011 5:12 am

quake wrote:Can we get VLC to replace every thing. I would like that very much.

Yes, just uninstall all the other video players and install the vlc browser plugin.
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Re: Too much Video Players by default

Postby quake on Sat May 14, 2011 5:14 am

JasonLG wrote:
quake wrote:Can we get VLC to replace every thing. I would like that very much.

Yes, just uninstall all the other video players and install the vlc browser plugin.


Why don't we have that by default? Mint is about elegance and simplicity.
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Re: Too much Video Players by default

Postby JasonLG on Sat May 14, 2011 6:06 am

quake wrote:
JasonLG wrote:
quake wrote:Can we get VLC to replace every thing. I would like that very much.

Yes, just uninstall all the other video players and install the vlc browser plugin.


Why don't we have that by default? Mint is about elegance and simplicity.


No idea. But if I had to guess it would be for the reasons I list in my first post.
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Re: Too much Video Players by default

Postby quake on Sat May 14, 2011 2:08 pm

Yes, just uninstall all the other video players and install the vlc browser plugin.[/quote]

Why don't we have that by default? Mint is about elegance and simplicity.[/quote]

No idea. But if I had to guess it would be for the reasons I list in my first post.[/quote]

So Mint can just use totem, and VLC with a plug in for the same effect?
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Re: Too much Video Players by default

Postby JasonLG on Sat May 14, 2011 2:15 pm

quake wrote:So Mint can just use totem, and VLC with a plug in for the same effect?


Read my previous posts again.
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Re: Too much Video Players by default

Postby DrHu on Sat May 14, 2011 2:29 pm

I think the number and choice of selections are partially dictated by the upstream distribution, In Mint's case: Ubuntu or Debian

So we naturally get Totem or Gnome player
--the other choices are more desktop agnostic (Mplayer and VLC)
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