Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 21st Jul 2012 23:06 UTC
In the News Okay, so this is entirely new to me. Sparrow is was an email client for Mac OS X and iOS (and Windows), which brought a decent Gmail experience to these platforms - as opposed to Apple's own not-so-good Gmail support and Google's Gmail iOS application which, well, is just a webpage. Google has now acquired Sparrow, and basically all hell has broken loose, to the point of Rian van der Merwe writing that 'we' lost "faith in a philosophy that we thought was a sustainable way to ensure a healthy future for independent software development, where most innovation happens".
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zima
Member since:
2005-07-06

Now VLC / Mplayer being crap, I believe not, I can think of many proprietary media players that are far worse Winamp

Winamp is far superior with music ...and just a front-end to external playback mechanisms with video (which can be worse or better than the internal playback mechanism of VLC... http://kyon.pl/img/9115.html http://kyon.pl/img/17235.html ).
Also, I wouldn't call MPlayer (which I prefer for video BTW) a desktop application, it sucks at that - it's more a library used by front-ends, analogous to Winamp & external.

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Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18



While VLC has it's problems I've never seen it screw up that badly.


Eh, I don't really see a noticeable difference except maybe on the subtitles.

it's more a library used by front-ends, analogous to Winamp & external.


I prefer SMPlayer to VLC and it is pretty sweet on both Linux and Windows.

Edited 2012-07-26 16:29 UTC

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zima Member since:
2005-07-06

> http://kyon.pl/img/9115.html

While VLC has it's problems I've never seen it screw up that badly.

Hm? It screws up very often like that, while seeking. Yes, that is resolved when the next "full" frame is encountered ...still, some other players don't have that issue at all (and seemingly without performance impact, and with seeking being much more responsive and precise - MPlayer is like that, and I use SMplayer too)

And sure, the differences with 2nd link aren't that great (check out the last comment there... and do you compare on cheap TN screen? ;p ), but still (it's more about this common VLC propaganda of sorts, like it's the greatest video-playing achievement ever - it has many faults too, and it's momentum probably comes mostly just from being since the ~beginning an all-in-one installer for Windows)

Edited 2012-07-26 16:53 UTC

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