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Comprehensive and universal media player?

Postby Kadano on Wed Mar 26, 2008 4:06 pm

Hello, under Windows I have the excellent GOM which is just a better VLC. But under Linux, which program is capable of all those video and audio formats?
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Re: Comprehensive and universal media player?

Postby Husse on Thu Mar 27, 2008 5:05 pm

VlC would be the competition
I read that GOM is to come for Linux, but the links did not work so I don't really know...
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Re: Comprehensive and universal media player?

Postby stevenofnine on Fri Mar 28, 2008 10:32 am

VLC works perfectly well on Linux. But, I've also found that MPlayer works just as well.

Either one can require some tweaks if you're going to play some really high-bitrate h.264 files. But otherwise, they play everything I throw at them. Both are modable as far as skins, too, if that's a concern.
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Re: Comprehensive and universal media player?

Postby rustyman99 on Fri Mar 28, 2008 12:50 pm

Guys just as a heads up, be careful with VLC.
It's got multi-platform security leaks if you use subtitles at all
I've dealt with 2 Linux and 1 windows installation this month because of it.
You can read more specifics here
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