What's the best media player on Mac OS X ?
Posted 28 October 2010 - 06:55 PM
Posted 29 October 2010 - 08:30 PM
Posted 31 October 2010 - 03:58 PM
Unless you'd like a library, Songbird does that pretty good.
Posted 04 November 2010 - 03:17 PM
I think it's just as versatile as VLC (for video media anyway), but much more stable and lightweight!
Posted 04 November 2010 - 03:27 PM
It's a bit hard to find, but it's so light-weight and supports nearly any audio format. Soooo much better than iTunes for quick listening.
I only use iTunes for library/sync purposes.
Posted 05 November 2010 - 12:20 AM
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Posted 05 November 2010 - 12:24 AM
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Posted 21 November 2010 - 04:19 AM
Posted 05 December 2010 - 04:28 AM
I am using Perian (plug-in for QuickTime X)
and I never use VLC (but I have it) cause of its theme, buttons I am getting mad when I see then ;)
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Posted 19 December 2010 - 11:42 AM
for the rest QT with Perian.
Posted 20 December 2010 - 01:51 AM
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Posted 30 December 2010 - 07:44 AM
Posted 31 December 2010 - 02:52 AM
I don't like using VLC because I can't go forward or backwards 5-10 seconds (not the same as fast forwarding/rewinding). It only does it on 1 minute intervals and I don't like that.
I don't use Quicktime at all because it has no such feature. On slower machines, I wouldn't be surprised if VLC ran better too, especially when it comes to moving around in different places in the video.
Movist I haven't heard of until this thread, but it's unusable for me because it messes up the subtitles for my videos.
I've never really had the situation with VLC and MPlayer where I encountered a file they could not play, but I'm sure I've encountered that with Quicktime, even with Perian equipped.
Posted 12 January 2011 - 08:50 AM
Posted 12 February 2011 - 07:40 PM
Posted 15 February 2011 - 12:55 PM
- XBMC if I'm connecting to a TV or projector, so I can use a wiimote to control it easily.
- Quicktime + codecs if it works
- VLC if Quicktime can't manage
- Quicktime if I'm in front of the computer
- VLC if I need to reproduce a playlist
VLC if very versatile, and it helps when you're watching a poorly ripped video, as you can easily adjust the delay for the subtitles and audio, but it has become unstable and buggy.
For music, the best for me has always been Amarok, (well, 1.4 was the best, the new version is still disappointing), and I've been trying to install it using Macports without success so far.
Posted 07 March 2011 - 08:05 AM
However, my favorite player is now MPlayerX, which happens to be on the Mac App Store by the way. Faster than VLC and Quicktime, slick interface, and has the left&right arrow key fast scene skipping that I need. It performs even way better than OS X Extended.
Posted 12 June 2011 - 02:24 PM
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