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    Default Re: Why use anything other then SMPlayer?

    Yeah it's great for mkv's with softsubs in ass/ssa format, didn't run into any yet that came out in a way they shouldn't.

    Can't seem to figure out how to make 'self styled' subs for those that lack styling look good though.

    Luckily I'm happy with the fonts/colors used by most subtitles so all I really need is increasing/decreasing the size, which goes fine trough the keyboard shortcuts.
    Special effects <- KDE 4.2 Showing off
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    Default Re: Why use anything other then SMPlayer?

    Just received an avi movie that SMPlayer (mplayer, actually) can't play, but Kaffeine does.

    MPlayer goes like this:

    ~> mplayer test.avi
    MPlayer dev-SVN-r27637-4.3-openSUSE Linux 11.0 (x86_64)-Packman (C) 2000-2008 MP
    layer Team
    CPU: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5000+ (Family: 15, Model: 107, Ste
    pping: 2)
    CPUflags: MMX: 1 MMX2: 1 3DNow: 1 3DNow2: 1 SSE: 1 SSE2: 1
    Compiled with runtime CPU detection.
    Can't open joystick device /dev/input/js0: No such file or directory
    Can't init input joystick
    mplayer: could not connect to socket
    mplayer: No such file or directory
    Failed to open LIRC support. You will not be able to use your remote control.

    Playing test.avi.
    AVI file format detected.
    [aviheader] Video stream found, -vid 0
    [aviheader] Audio stream found, -aid 1
    Detected NON-INTERLEAVED AVI file format.
    VIDEO: [Divx] 720x480 24bpp 29.970 fps 1498.9 kbps (183.0 kbyte/s)
    Clip info:
    Name:
    Software: Lavf52.13.0
    ==========================================================================
    Cannot find codec matching selected -vo and video format 0x78766944.
    Read DOCS/HTML/en/codecs.html!
    ==========================================================================
    ==========================================================================
    Opening audio decoder: [mp3lib] MPEG layer-2, layer-3
    AUDIO: 48000 Hz, 2 ch, s16le, 128.0 kbit/8.33% (ratio: 16000->192000)
    Selected audio codec: [mp3] afm: mp3lib (mp3lib MPEG layer-2, layer-3)
    ==========================================================================
    AO: [oss] 48000Hz 2ch s16le (2 bytes per sample)
    Video: no video
    Starting playback...
    Avidemux shows a green display (i.e., no video) and gives this info (interlaced NTSC?):

    Codec 4CC: Divx
    Image size: 720 x 480
    A.R.: 1:1
    Frame rate: 29.970 fps
    etc...
    Kaffeine reports:

    Mime: video/x-msvideo
    Audio: MPEG layer 2/3 128kb/s
    Video: ISO MPEG-4 (ffmpeg) 720x480(720x480)
    First time ever this happens. I'm curious, any ideas?

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    Cool Re: Why use anything other then SMPlayer?

    Which player is all around the best to play movies and music?

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    Default Re: Why use anything other then SMPlayer?

    Quote Originally Posted by 1michael1 View Post
    Which player is all around the best to play movies and music?
    The nice thing about openSUSE is you've got plenty to choose from. Linux is a Unix, and Unix has had holy wars over text editors for decades, so one can imagine how many different answers you'll get to your question about video and audio players ...

    My favourite? The Swiss Army knife is mplayer run from the command line.

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    Default Re: Why use anything other then SMPlayer?

    Quote Originally Posted by 1michael1 View Post
    Which player is all around the best to play movies and music?
    I've used VLC for both in the past because it's so small in size and the interface is very simple but very satisfying. But after a while I got quite annoyed that it crashes every time after a while of playing music files, therefor I switched back to Banshee (I'm using Gnome).

    As for video files, since I have quite a slow computer VLC performs very bad with most video files and shows a lot of distortions, although it doesn't happen much with AVI files but more with H.264 videos. So in the end I made SMPlayer the default one for MKV files and let VLC play the files it can handle.

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