Video players in 2018

Colton Hall
Colton Hall

It's nearly 2018 and there still isn't a good cross-platform video player.
SMH TBQH FAM

All urls found in this thread:
http://potplayer.daum.net
https://github.com/cmdrkotori/mpc-qt
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDlf36jjfhI
http://words.steveklabnik.com/a-eulogy-for-my-20s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vu-gDXqQ5es
https://www.hooktube.com/watch?v=D8o9G5DeLQc
https://www.hooktube.com/watch?v=hirq60Ago0Y
http://codecpack.co/download/Xfplay.html).
https://www.enlightenment.org/about-rage
http://codecs.forumotion.net/t2644-mpc-hc-is-dead
Lucas Rogers
Lucas Rogers

what is ffplay

Oliver Thomas
Oliver Thomas

vlc

Isaiah Diaz
Isaiah Diaz

Media Player Classic Home Cinema within K-Lite Mega Codec Pack for Windows.
MPV for GNU/Linux.
Mac can eat shit.

Carson Rodriguez
Carson Rodriguez

still recommending MPC in this year of our lord
MPV is the only and final solution to the player question

Robert Kelly
Robert Kelly

Is this bait? The obvious answer is MPV or if you are incompetent use some front-end like baka-mplayer or bomi or GNOME MPV.

Lincoln Sanchez
Lincoln Sanchez

mpv. maybe vlc if you really enjoy the taste of cocks.

Levi Wilson
Levi Wilson

what is mpv

Thomas Gray
Thomas Gray

Is MPV that good? I use a MPC fork (black edition), it has youtube-like preview when you hover the seek bar, does MPV have that?

Hudson Gray
Hudson Gray

256s
MPV is very minimalist, there is only pause and fast-forward/backward.

Henry Perez
Henry Perez

VLC

Hunter Robinson
Hunter Robinson

IT JUST WERKS X--DDDD

Charles Robinson
Charles Robinson

I used to be a vlc zealot (or mpc-hc with KCP when on winblows). Tried mpv and oh boy I like it, only has the stuff you need.

Zachary Hill
Zachary Hill

it does though

Asher Miller
Asher Miller

No. MPV is has a very minimal interface. Most things are done from the command line. It can do everything VLC can do, only it isn't in your face about it. Everything is done from the command line or config files.

Leo Bailey
Leo Bailey

VLC
Smplayer
Those are literally all you'll ever need on a video player. Plus, they work in most operating systems.
MPV also works, but only if you're extremely autistic about keyboard shortcuts.

Ethan Phillips
Ethan Phillips

VLC

James Green
James Green

It's nearly 2018 and you're using a fucking GIF file for the thread

Jordan Cooper
Jordan Cooper

You can run mpv in mac os.
sudo port install mpv
Homebrew is for faggots

Bentley White
Bentley White

its isnt crossplatform
(but it can be, code is freeware)
but PotPlayer is fucking good http://potplayer.daum.net

Juan Howard
Juan Howard

extremely autistic
What? 95% of everything I ever do is on its GUI. Seek the video, volume up and down, switch sub track or audio track. If I watched videos in playlists, forward/back would beright there to. The only shortcuts ive remembered are , and . for seek one frame forward/backward.
I never did much more than that with MPC-HC or vlc either.

Julian Diaz
Julian Diaz

Recommending OSS is always good.

Ryan Roberts
Ryan Roberts

I use mplayer2 on every platform.

Colton Cooper
Colton Cooper

MPV is shit

Mason Morales
Mason Morales

t. brainlet

Jeremiah King
Jeremiah King

MPV exists on GNU/Linux and Windows, as well as OSX. You have no excuse, you piece of shit.

Jaxon Anderson
Jaxon Anderson

I mean, it's good, but MPV is a pretty good fork. I suppose you could pair mplayer2 with some other frontend or simply play it from the CLI if you're full Stallman.

Ethan Barnes
Ethan Barnes

what are key bindings

Noah Bennett
Noah Bennett

Holla Forums hates VLC because they like being contrarian for no reason other than to be contrarian.

Gavin Hernandez
Gavin Hernandez

It can do everything VLC can do
So can it do on-the-fly sharpening or dynamic range compression (I sometimes use VLC just because otherwise I have to crank the volume too high)

Bentley Miller
Bentley Miller

(but it can be, code is freeware)
Oh, really?

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And a botnet to boot:
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Cooper Reed
Cooper Reed

using Korean software

Charles Lopez
Charles Lopez

But VLC exists.

Parker Kelly
Parker Kelly

Kill yourself.

Luke Price
Luke Price

This. It's simple and just works

Jeremiah Morales
Jeremiah Morales

SMPLAYER

Camden Jackson
Camden Jackson

tfw i can't use MPV keybinds
tfw russian keyboard
When will you stop being so autistic about using characters instead of keyscans?
I'll never use MPV if I have to switch my keyboard layout every fucking 5 seconds because some autistic pajeet didn't code keybinds in properly.

James Bailey
James Bailey

oh boy I sure do love screen tearing, gray macroblocking and giving up all my ram for shitty performance.

Jason Young
Jason Young

tfw this shitshow is the best you can get on android because f-droid doesn't have mpv

Justin Thomas
Justin Thomas

did you bring this up on their gh?

Gavin Brown
Gavin Brown

SMPlayer is garbage, Baka is woefully incomplete and excessively "minimalist" to begin with. Bomi was the only MPV GUI that wasn't a burbling fountain of diarrhea, and it's DEAD.

Have hope, there's currently a Linux clone of MPC-HC under development:
https://github.com/cmdrkotori/mpc-qt

Ian Williams
Ian Williams

why don't you fork it and make it great again?

Jose Howard
Jose Howard

What about SMPlayer is garbage, user? It has lots of customization, and all the features a good video player should have are available. Also, what about Bomi was better? I'm pretty happy with SMPlayer as an MPV GUI, the only issue I've found is that it doesn't run certain URLs through youtube-dl so you have to do it yourself.

Juan Wood
Juan Wood

what is MX Player

Oliver Morgan
Oliver Morgan

mexico player

Landon Harris
Landon Harris

Linux clone of MPC-HC
Cool, I love applications that really clash with my DE.

Ayden Miller
Ayden Miller

tfw having 32gb of ram and vlc runs perfectly while gaming

Andrew Turner
Andrew Turner

Unless you're an anime-watching degenerate VLC is all you will ever need. If you happen to be one, then quit listening to Daiz and use it anyway.

Luke Carter
Luke Carter

Why would you watch anime on your phone in public? VLC works great for early 20th-century avant-garde stage music which is much more obnoxious than onii-chan daisuki.

Jayden Martinez
Jayden Martinez

VLC is more than you'll ever need in not-video-related features but less than you want in a video player.

Joseph Robinson
Joseph Robinson

I recall vlc had poor colour correction, mpv does the job well and ffplay if you want the bare minimum.

Jacob Garcia
Jacob Garcia

I can't get poo in the loo tv shows dubbed in Vietnamese with MVP.

Leo Sullivan
Leo Sullivan

I am an anime-watching degenerate and VLC is all I've ever needed.

Henry Myers
Henry Myers

Alright, everyone seems to like mpv, but what about for just audio? Whats a good, audio player, and I mean strictly audio since not loading video data should make the audio player run faster right, or does it make no difference?

Austin Fisher
Austin Fisher

IIRC you can fix vlc's colors by turning off hardware rendering or something like that.
Still would recommend mpv instead though.

Andrew Lopez
Andrew Lopez

mpd.

Camden Gomez
Camden Gomez

You're both disgusting.

Andrew Johnson
Andrew Johnson

mpv for Windows and GNU/Linux
IINA for MacOS

Adrian Bailey
Adrian Bailey

mpc-be uses less drive space than mpv or vlc. mpv doesnt even have a gui but manages to be more bloated...
mpc-be supports madvr, better image quality than mpv. much better than vlc.
it also has bitperfect wasapi output. vlc does not
vlc is for normalfags that just use the most popular shit. mpv is for hipsters that think using keyboard shortcuts for everything makes them 1337. mpc-hc is objectively the best media player
foobar2000 w/ wasapi addon for music

Josiah Cooper
Josiah Cooper

should say mpcbe is best. hc doesnt have working wasapi

Jonathan Watson
Jonathan Watson

outdated mpc version
foobar
proprietary
Nice bait, thanks pinkchan.

Benjamin Powell
Benjamin Powell

parents need video player on new pc
think VLC will do the job
install VLC
play video
screen tear and artifacts galore
into the trash it goes
install mpv
no problems
VLC has always been, is, and always will be
SHIT

Daniel Edwards
Daniel Edwards

Winamp it really kicks the llamas ass

Lucas Martinez
Lucas Martinez

MPC-HC is the best on window$. MPV is good in linux but sometimes integrated additional subtitle / audiotracks etc. which are "broken" fail when other players still can play them

Benjamin Foster
Benjamin Foster

Mpv is the best on all platforms

Aiden Clark
Aiden Clark

Tell me one thing MPV has that MPC-HC lacks.
Actually, I can say otherwise as MPC-HC has LAV filters, MadVr and proper system integration.
Best package for MPC-HC is K-Lite Mega btw.

Nolan Barnes
Nolan Barnes

Foobar2000. It's the lightest and most complete audio player since its conception.

Tyler Bailey
Tyler Bailey

codec packs
filters
what is this? the 90s?

Justin Torres
Justin Torres

Never heard of VLC?

Brody Price
Brody Price

All that shit you just named is just mpv, forked and made proprietary.

Jose Fisher
Jose Fisher

2017
VLC still periodically fucks up the pitch of audio on Windows
How many more years until they fix that bug, 10?
Also,
most anons are too tone-deaf to notice

Nathan Gutierrez
Nathan Gutierrez

more like
most anons dont use vlc so they dont care how shit it is

Andrew Martinez
Andrew Martinez

fwiw, I still use mpc-hc.

Gabriel Sullivan
Gabriel Sullivan

audacious if you want a featured music player in it's classic interface then it's newer gtk interface.
moc/mocp if you have nicely tagged and titled songs but I hear all the cool kids use ncmpcpp.
You may want to research about how to deal with a NAS setup with music, using the NAS setup to set up a 'music server' and everytime you fire up a music player, it just streams audio to your computer and loads the files from the hard drive or make it play like a jukebox so everytime you jack in it gets a file and whatever.

Music players would try to skip loading the video track of a file with both audio and video, however if the video has only one frame it will try to load that as the cover art if it bothers to do that like more featured music players, then load the audio track. But I think you can configure mpv to skip the video with -vo or some shit with certain file extensions with some scripting. ffplay can also do that but that's low level / basic but not as basic as aplay if you want muh true minimalistic player, when really it's a tool for debugging purposes.

Grayson Sullivan
Grayson Sullivan

VLC still periodically fucks up the pitch of audio on Windows
I remember using VLC back then and running into this bug. It seems almost nobody else using that software has ears because there was only ONE thread about it and someone replied saying it's a design issue in how they handle audio and that it will probably never be fixed.
Never used touched VLC again since, mpv has all I need.

Grayson Adams
Grayson Adams

on Windows
fuck off retard

Levi Gutierrez
Levi Gutierrez

MPV doesn't use either LAV or madVR.

Leo Hall
Leo Hall

Yes there is it's called VLC.

Matthew Roberts
Matthew Roberts

freeware
free software

Brayden Parker
Brayden Parker

I'm trying to watch a video with ASS subtitles with no defined size, MPV shits the bed and makes font size half the screen. How do I fix this?

Noah Long
Noah Long

Just press 'u' and it will render all subtitles with the default style.
You can define it in ~/.config/mpv/mpv.conf
This is what I use

sub-text-font='Roboto:style=Condensed'
sub-font-size=40
sub-blur=0.8
sub-border-size=4
sub-color=1.0/1.0/1.0/0.8
sub-border-color=0.15/0.05/0.15
sub-margin-x=25
sub-margin-y=40

Grayson Anderson
Grayson Anderson

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Jaxon Hernandez
Jaxon Hernandez

You both are bakas, stop promoting that shit player.

Hudson Ortiz
Hudson Ortiz

what is vlc 1.11.1
Shit.

Cameron Jones
Cameron Jones

serious question:
why is vlc considered shit?

Brandon Jenkins
Brandon Jenkins

the last two mpv versions make it impossible to use dxva, they force dxva-copy which turns on the nvidia gpu and causes the fans to turn on so they are practically unusable

Jacob Torres
Jacob Torres

start mpv
"Drop files to play here."
no Ctrl+O, no open dialog anywhere, only drag&drop
you can only add subtitles by drag&drop
mouse wheel controls timeline and not the volume
in fact no volume settings at all on the ui
mpv has the most retarded app with the most retard defaults I've ever met. I have no idea why this board is so obsessed with it.

I add my vote for VLC.

Jeremiah Nelson
Jeremiah Nelson

VLC
A tech illiterate tries something hard and then comes back to trash.
If you don't like MPV, at least use PotPlayer, or MPC-HC, or MPC-BE.

Tons of alternatives, no need to be a nigger.

Kayden Edwards
Kayden Edwards

Stupid Windows 10 Used.

Benjamin Bailey
Benjamin Bailey

well?

Aaron Edwards
Aaron Edwards

This was already laid out, discussed and debated throughout the years, not only on Holla Forums, but on 4/g/ and everywhere else you find conceivable.
If every single newfag demands the explanations again, from the start, in the most sponfed manner (usually, they don't understand basic concepts), then I say: fuck you.

Why don't you search for yourself now, faggot?

Landon Rogers
Landon Rogers

i dont have any facts to back up my statements
it is not my job to educate you
listen and believe me
no

Jaxson Peterson
Jaxson Peterson

also:
windows
lol

Isaac Hughes
Isaac Hughes

Yeah, you're just sub-18, new on the Chans.
Here we discussed it many times already. It has problems with filters, containers, hardware acceleration and is bloated with bugs.
The most common of them all is the washed out colors.
Really, it's easy, just search it, I know you're able, or do you have down syndrome or something?

Windows
Not my screenshots

Ryan Gutierrez
Ryan Gutierrez

y-y-you're just a newfag
dude filters, containers, hardware acceleration and MUH BLOAT
wow you really convinced me.

Xavier Anderson
Xavier Anderson

You're a living meme, outstanding.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDlf36jjfhI

Ethan Russell
Ethan Russell

i dont have any facts to back up my statements
here look at this meme
i already said that you convinced me.

Hunter Ward
Hunter Ward

cross-platform
mpv runs in a bunch of Unix-like operating systems. why would you care if it doesn't run on shitty platforms like windows? I mean, why would you demand great applications but not a great operating system?

quod libet (or deadbeef to appease the foobar2k faggots), unless you despise GTK or GUIs altogether

quod libet's library and tagging capabilities surpass every other player, free or otherwise, by a mile and away.

foobar2k
proprietary winshit
no thanks

Aiden Moore
Aiden Moore

I'm not here to convince you, I don't care about you.
I'm here to laugh at you.

Henry Rivera
Henry Rivera

i_was_merely_pretending_to_be_retarded.gif

Angel Moore
Angel Moore

I didn't ever pretend, you're the retard here.

Sebastian Gomez
Sebastian Gomez

(checking my hitler dubs)
sure thing buddy. usually if you make a statement, you should have facts to back up what you stated. posting anime is not an argument, btw

Kayden Williams
Kayden Williams

That's why I'm fucking laughing at you, we had a thread about this 6 months ago.
Just shows how much of an underage newfag you are.

Joshua Walker
Joshua Walker

im actually your boy, steve klabnik.
here is proof that im not underage: http://words.steveklabnik.com/a-eulogy-for-my-20s
please continue embarassing yourself by sperging out because you cant back up your statements

Caleb Garcia
Caleb Garcia

Christ.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vu-gDXqQ5es

Christopher Nelson
Christopher Nelson


https://www.hooktube.com/watch?v=D8o9G5DeLQc
https://www.hooktube.com/watch?v=hirq60Ago0Y

Jaxon Phillips
Jaxon Phillips

anime is still not an argument though. maybe if you could post those video files, one could verify it, but i bet you cant. you can only post memes.
SAD

Cooper Nelson
Cooper Nelson

The only really cross-platform video player and so first VLC,
Second place SMPlayer.
Third Baka Mplayer.

If you strictly adhere to the UNIX philosophy then mpv.
Back when I used Windows the best video quality I had was from an obvious Chinese botnet Xfplay (http://codecpack.co/download/Xfplay.html). Any how I did not use it for long because like MPC-HC it could not play videos at higher speeds without distorting the sound.

Nicholas Scott
Nicholas Scott

I like Rage.
https://www.enlightenment.org/about-rage

MPC-HC v1.3.2189.0
Kek, nice argument with that 8 years old screenshot.

Jack Moore
Jack Moore

Would you guys use a VLC/mpv fork that doesn't play everything?

It would be the same player, but with reduced codec and media file support just to reduce the bloat and attack surface. mpv would be barely above 3 megabytes with the 30 most used codecs.

Connor Taylor
Connor Taylor

Maybe update that potato or switch off framedrop.

Alexander Baker
Alexander Baker

looks like mpv
bravo, just use mpv

Easton Nelson
Easton Nelson

VLC
simple
in what fucking sense of the word?
it's overly complex and full of features that don't belong in a "simple" media player.

Joseph Collins
Joseph Collins

So don't use those features. I have no problem loading files and organizing a playlist of videos to watch. That's the extent of how I use VLC.

Leo Ward
Leo Ward

VLC
watch subtitled anime
seek 3 seconds back with a keyboard shortcut
character speaking, no subtitles
they only appear at the next sentence
Dropped.

Henry Brooks
Henry Brooks

I got my first bluray player working with mpv yesterday! I'm gonna start ripping them and watch my Mongolian Cartoons in freedom from DRM.

Isaac Clark
Isaac Clark

Examples for you. I'm also curious if someone has made a plugin like for this. I use mpv anyway now.

Benjamin Watson
Benjamin Watson

players
having integrated codecs
not using a system-wide plugin architecture

Zachary Lee
Zachary Lee

MPC-BE looks hideous with those borders, at least use a black color scheme or change to MPC-HC
system-wide plugin architecture
This.

Nicholas Rodriguez
Nicholas Rodriguez

What about GOM Player?

Jace Mitchell
Jace Mitchell

MPC-BE looks hideous with those borders, at least use a black color scheme or change to MPC-HC
The image and webm were made in 2013, you can see the date in the image. Also see the comment I use mpv anyway now.

When I used mpc-hc and even be, most of the time I would either be in the borderless mode or fullscreen.

Honestly, I want to find out if this is possible with mpv on Windows. I know in *nix people say that's the responsibility of window managers, not our programs. So I may be out of luck.

I can't post an example of what I mean since I don't have mpc installed anymore but image viewers like Impressions eyes and feh can display just the content itself like that and I have an example of that one. I think some people call this "chromeless" now too.

Samuel Sanchez
Samuel Sanchez

MPC-HC is discontinued, only MPC-BE is still actively developed.

Justin Wilson
Justin Wilson

K-Lite is continuing MPC-HC.
http://codecs.forumotion.net/t2644-mpc-hc-is-dead
K-Lite contains a custom build of MPC-HC that contains additional fixes and improvements compared to the officials builds. This will continue in the future. The internal codecs that MPC-HC uses are also still actively maintained.

Grayson White
Grayson White

mpv's owner is currently having a chimpout over the fact ffmpeg won't blindly merge patches to support proprietary nvidia encoding shit
because as we all know, the most important feature of a video player is transcoding and video editing

Nathaniel Phillips
Nathaniel Phillips

If FFMPEG is anything like X264, then yes, it's probably all their fault. I remember X264 was so buttmad over stuff like QuickSync he refused point blanc to even add an option to use it for parts of the encoder chain.

Landon Morales
Landon Morales

Meanwhile, K-Lite's MPC-HC is the only one using LAV, which supports nVidia.
Also, tell the fucker he'll be able to complain only after making a decent GUI.

Nicholas Cook
Nicholas Cook

What is Bomi?

Ryder Butler
Ryder Butler

Bomi isn't a front-end for mpv. It's a fork of mpv.

Easton Rodriguez
Easton Rodriguez

muh cross platform
Macfags and subhuman linuxfags can eat shit. MPC.

Asher Garcia
Asher Garcia

there still isn't a good cross-platform video player.
Wrong, there's Firefox, chromium, google chrome, IE all the browsers*

*Operating systems

Alexander Walker
Alexander Walker

Implying Linux users don't have MPC-QT

Parker Ortiz
Parker Ortiz

Hasn't seen a single commit in 3 years

Joseph James
Joseph James

Hasn't seen a single commit in 3 years
That's not true at all. The last commit was a little over 1 year ago. Huge difference. However, this is also besides the point. It doesn't just spontaneously stop working because it's not being actively worked on. I literally never have any problems with it.

Levi Clark
Levi Clark

why do you need a frontend for mpv? it works fine out of the box

Tyler Parker
Tyler Parker

why don't you view videos by reading punchcard printouts of the raw MPEG bitstream

Bentley Harris
Bentley Harris

It's not a frontend for mpv. It's a fork of mpv.

Justin Peterson
Justin Peterson

Works for me. It gets the job done just fine. A up to date fork of mpv, with more optional built-in codecs and a lightweight frontend would be neat though.

Brody Ramirez
Brody Ramirez

characters
you mean keysyms, which are determined by your layout
keyscans
you mean scancodes, fam. Scancodes can differ across keyboard models (even if they're the same language). Keycodes are independent of your layout, and are probably what you're looking for.
The only thing I'm not sure about with keycodes is whether dead keys (e.g. French has circumflex, diaeresis, and 2 accents) on a layout would affect keycode-based shortcuts.

Leo Howard
Leo Howard

Their entire defense for being cunts over this is "it's fine if nobody can build it, all our users are on windows anyway"
Like, what? Last time I tried to get a windows user to use MPV instead of VLC they couldn't figure out how to open anything in it and deleted it after 10 minutes

Gabriel Howard
Gabriel Howard

And it uses mpv's libs so it's basically the best of both worlds

Carter Morris
Carter Morris

mpv is the best on windows
it stuttered on linux because linux is shit

Gavin Price
Gavin Price

Please tell me you seriously didn't recommend CLI "software" without a proper GUI frontend installed to a Windows user and react with surprise when they couldn't get it to do anything.

Julian Perry
Julian Perry

but mpv has a frontend??

Jaxson King
Jaxson King

About the ffmpeg-mpv controversy, I suggest you wait and see if they break support for mainline in the release tarballs before screeching. Also, wm4 did us an invaluable gift by picking the mplayer2 hot potato and still not dropping it; you should at least try to understand his position.
ppsspp has/had the same problem, and honestly it's okay as long as it still builds with mainline.

Juan Hughes
Juan Hughes

only has the stuff you need
Let me translate that for you:
I use mediocre software and rationalize away the way it dumbs me down

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