Linked by Tony Steidler-Dennison on Tue 15th Jul 2008 12:29 UTC, submitted by linuxlinks
Linux A sizeable number of full featured, mature and free video applications are available on the Linux platform. This article explores such topics as becoming a digital video editing master and turning your Linux machine into a Home Theatre. To provide insight into the quality of software that is available, we have compiled a list of 42 high quality Linux video applications, covering a broad spectrum of uses. Most of the titles included in this feature are desktop applications with an elegant graphical front-end, although we have not neglected console software.
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SMPlayer
by nutshell42 on Tue 15th Jul 2008 19:11 UTC
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2006-01-12

I love it. On Linux and Windows. It makes using mplayer from a DE easy.

The official MPlayer GUI always felt more like an afterthought and while e.g. xine has a much better GUI (still pretty bad) it's imho slightly inferior as a general purpose player (there are some things it's better at though), while Kaffeine and Totem suck for various reasons (slow, crash prone, lack of advanced features; ymmv, of course).

My favorite feature is that it remembers the volume for each file, I don't care much about where I was (because mplayer seeks extremely fast, SMPlayer does too, which is my second favorite thing) so that's not as important for me, but I have quite a few videos at drastically different volume levels.

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