Brian C. Huffman wrote:
I'd like to have a show of hands of who's for xine and who's forI've been using Mplayer and it's associated plugin with Mozilla 1.6 for a day now. Everything works great, including DVDs. WMV files cause a seg fault in the pre3 version, soon to be fixed.
mplayer. Which one is the better choice for a complete multimedia
solution? I've used both and have to say that I've had problems with
With xine I've been able to play most all formats with the exception of Windows media (although I know the codecs are out there). I've gotten the gxine frontend which includes a plugin for mozilla. Unfortunately I've had many many crashes of mozilla / xine when using the plugin.
With mplayer (which I've just recently installed), I've had better stability (although it has crashed on inline movies), but I don't know the extent of the formats that it can play. Also I haven't seen a frontend to mplayer so far....I assume that one does exist.
Thanks in advance! Brian
It comes with a GUI, but you need to have at least one skin installed.
See the following site for Fedora specific tips: http://www.mjmwired.net/resources/mplayer-fedora.html#divx
The Mplayer plugin can be had from:
http://mplayerplug-in.sourceforge.net/ (I found this via fedoranews.org, another great site.)
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