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Posted 10 January 2010 - 03:14 PM

I have used VLC and i'm not satisfided about this one. So i'm really want to find the best mediaplayer for my mac. Any help will be appreciated. Cheer  :)

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Posted 10 January 2010 - 04:05 PM

for overal compatibility being able to play the most types of files... you cant beat VLC right now, even if the interface is kinda quirky.

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Posted 10 January 2010 - 04:08 PM

While not a media player in the same way VLC is, Plex http://www.plexapp.com/ is a really cool, really beautiful app. It's more of a media center, it gathers up all of your media and displays it and plays it. Admitted, it did take me a couple of days to get it to recognize all my movies and TV shows, but once it did it was awesome.

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Posted 10 January 2010 - 08:53 PM

i think vlc is the best cause it can play anything

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 04:14 PM

You may also try xbmc (at some point plex and xbmc shared the same code base but Plex is now a Mac OS only fork)
If you keep your video content organized, it's especially worth checking the library mode on plex or xbmc (as trainik mentioned)
Look for the stable Camelot 9.11 release for osx on the download page of http://portingteam.c...edirect.php?htt ... .xbmc.org/

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 04:53 PM

VLC is basically dead for me, because on x64 hardware it crashes, crashes, crashes.  

I found a awesome replacement for it, MPlayer OSX Extended:
http://mplayerosx.sttz.ch/
and also install the original MPlayer's x86 codec pack to play virtually any format.
http://www.mplayerhq...ign7/dload.html

But nothing beats XBMC's features and media support.
http://xbmc.org/download/
Plex is a watered down version of XBMC, and doesn't have so many features and codec support like XBMC has.
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Posted 13 January 2010 - 11:12 AM

quick time x

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Posted 13 January 2010 - 01:42 PM

install perian and just use quicktime
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Posted 14 January 2010 - 06:49 PM

quicktime

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Posted 14 January 2010 - 07:04 PM

Quicktime deff

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Posted 15 January 2010 - 02:54 PM

I combine the two: VLC and QT with Perian & Flip4Mac.

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Posted 17 January 2010 - 01:21 PM

VLC !

No quesstion about it

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Posted 17 January 2010 - 10:47 PM

VLC 4 lif3
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Posted 17 January 2010 - 10:59 PM

MPlayer OSX is a hidden gem:
http://mplayerosx.sttz.ch/

Also try installing Perian and some codecs for QuickTime, since it's already so well-integrated into Mac OS.

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Posted 20 January 2010 - 06:54 PM

Perian for quicktime x if ya on snow leopard http://perian.org/  works great but VLC seems to b even better and less picky been using it for years and played everything i have threw at it :)

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Posted 21 January 2010 - 12:42 AM

I'm using Movist (http://code.google.com/p/movist/) for some time and i really like it.

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Posted 21 January 2010 - 12:58 AM

Mplayer Extended is the best one by far: http://mplayerosx.sttz.ch/ much better than VLC, much less bloated and staggering.

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Posted 01 February 2010 - 07:52 PM

On Snow Leopard Quicktime X, on every OS VLC!

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Posted 01 February 2010 - 10:54 PM

there's also boxee? which is something like plex...

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Posted 02 February 2010 - 02:19 AM

I combine the two: VLC and QT with Perian & Flip4Mac. [2]

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Posted 02 February 2010 - 03:57 PM

Like xbmc, but I prefer qt with perian lol.
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Posted 05 February 2010 - 08:18 PM

Movist!

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Posted 06 February 2010 - 01:44 PM

Movist, and don't forget to install Perian ;)

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Posted 07 February 2010 - 09:46 PM

I've heard a lot of good things about Plex, but I use Front Row. If you've got your itunes library well organized it's the best.

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Posted 08 February 2010 - 07:22 PM

I'm relatively new to Macs, but I'm loving Quicktime X.

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Posted 09 February 2010 - 08:58 AM

I am also using VLC and Mplayer extended. But VLC is the best one regarding the formats it supports.

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Posted 09 February 2010 - 08:59 AM

And somethime I am using also the QuickTime player with the right plugin.

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Posted 10 February 2010 - 11:38 AM

VLC for Mac is dying - they have almost no devs left to support the port. The best player in regards of features and stability is Plex, yet the sheer size of the beast cries out for some smaller sidekick.
Movist is the way to go!

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Posted 11 February 2010 - 02:00 AM

By far, VLC is what your average video watcher should use; for those pesky AVI's, MKV's, VIDEO_TS files, non-hardcoded subs, etc. Perian just doesn't cover it all. Most of it, but not all.

Plus, VLC's volume control is unmatched. That's the big plus for me.

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Posted 17 February 2010 - 03:57 PM

I personally use Mplayer and VLC. Sometimes VLC gives better sound quality, but I do like simple interface and controls of Mplayer. :)




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