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#61 niknar

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Posted 13 September 2010 - 12:37 AM

VLC is still holding top spot for me.

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Posted 21 September 2010 - 01:50 PM

i use quicktime x...

for windows movie files i use WMV player

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Posted 21 September 2010 - 01:50 PM

link:
http://www.apple.com...nloads/macosx/v ... acosx.html

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Posted 28 October 2010 - 06:55 PM

VLC is the best player.

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Posted 29 October 2010 - 08:30 PM

I use Quicktime X with Perian and flip4mac.  Works like a champ but I do miss some of the features from quicktime 7 (like extracting audio / video tracks) and sometimes use that.  VLC is great too.

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Posted 31 October 2010 - 03:58 PM

VLC.

Unless you'd like a library, Songbird does that pretty good.

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Posted 02 November 2010 - 07:47 AM

VLC is the best. it can play nearly any video file i throw at it
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Posted 04 November 2010 - 03:17 PM

Go for movist for movies...

I think it's just as versatile as VLC (for video media anyway), but much more stable and lightweight!

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Posted 04 November 2010 - 03:27 PM

Oh and.. I for music... Try Vox player!

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.

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Posted 05 November 2010 - 12:20 AM

I'm using QuickTime X with Perian.

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Posted 05 November 2010 - 12:24 AM

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I'm using QuickTime X with Perian.
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Posted 21 November 2010 - 04:19 AM

I am personally a fan of QuickTime with Perian installed (www.perian.org).

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Posted 19 December 2010 - 11:42 AM

Somehow VLC is still the best for AVI
for the rest QT with Perian.

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Posted 20 December 2010 - 01:51 AM

I use Mplayer OSX Extended, it does the job very well.

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Posted 22 December 2010 - 04:22 PM

Plex is a great app for MAC! I love it, it's so simple and clean and nice! Everithing is organized as I like! VLC plays everything else Plex don't support (is there any?). You only need a nice remote controller program, to make the default player Plex instead of Front Row (any suggestions?).

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Posted 30 December 2010 - 07:44 AM

To me, for Mac, the most used media player is VLC

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Posted 31 December 2010 - 02:52 AM

To me, MPlayer OSX Extended is the best, but I use VLC on slower computers that can't handle MPlayer well.

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.

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Posted 08 January 2011 - 06:00 PM

That would be VLC :D

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Posted 12 January 2011 - 08:50 AM

VLC!!

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Posted 12 February 2011 - 07:40 PM

at the moment I haven't had any problem with VLC haven't really looked into other ones

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Posted 15 February 2011 - 12:55 PM

For video, it depends:
- 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

For music:
- 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.

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Posted 04 March 2011 - 06:12 PM

Quicktime 7 with perian is good enough for me.

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Posted 07 March 2011 - 08:05 AM

I retract my previous post. VLC is buggy and slow for me (especially with mkv's), Quicktime with Perian performs way better, though maybe it takes longer to load some videos.

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.

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Posted 02 April 2011 - 03:22 AM

MPlayer OSX Extended!!!! My favourite!
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Posted 10 May 2011 - 07:34 PM

VLC bro

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Posted 12 May 2011 - 02:52 PM

MPlayer OSX Extended

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Posted 27 May 2011 - 06:20 PM

VLC for video files.
Ecoute for audio.

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 02:24 PM

vlc def, for audio i guess there's no way round itunes... well, not yet (?)

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Posted 04 August 2011 - 11:44 AM

VLC for sure ;-)

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Posted 19 August 2011 - 08:15 AM

perian+quick time x+VLC  COOL!
And now got MPlayerX and ifunia - All Inclusive!




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