Gnome player vs VLC

Discussion in 'Linux Audio / Video' started by Victor Leigh, Nov 30, 2011.

  1. Victor Leigh

    Victor Leigh Member

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    I use both Gnome player and VLC. Sometime I find that VLC can read a file which Gnome player can't. Anyone else have any similar experience with these two programs?

  2. Bremaine

    Bremaine New Member

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    For me it has to be VLC media player. I just find it the most useful of the two. Also the ability to add a bunch of add-ons and so on, really helps make it a better media player. I only watch videos on it though, never was a fan of using it for music. But yeah, I prefer VLC simply because it gets the job done and doesn't seem to lag like Gnome media player does. Or on my end at least.
  3. Victor Leigh

    Victor Leigh Member

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    I started using VLC when I was still using Windows.

    Now I am using Puppy Linux and the Gnome player comes bundled. VLC has to be installed. Gnome player doesn't lag for me, though. I only use VLC when I come across file formats which Gnome player does not run properly. Sometimes, just audio without video. Does anyone know if there are any addons for Gnome player to make up for this shortcoming?
  4. enhu

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    Gnome player i think is better is you are using puppy.
    if you're using lucid puppy then i think their VLC act as if its streaming..
  5. W00t

    W00t New Member

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    I like VLC better, but that's really just personal prefrence.
  6. Victor Leigh

    Victor Leigh Member

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    I read that VLC has a streaming function for video. Haven't been able to find how to make it work. Anyone knows?
  7. Akendo

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    vlc --help can help. Else take a look about this
    Update: Here the easy version.

    so far
    akendo
  8. Victor Leigh

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    The easy version is very useful. Thank you for the link. btw have you any experience in using VLC to stream a live cam cast to your website?
  9. Akendo

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    hm... this is something i didn't done so far. Basic you stream instead of the video, the webcam as source to some page. You have then include the VLC stream to the website/server. But i can't say how much work it is or how the network/infrastructure has to be. Maybe you should google a bit. The question is: " What kind of website you want to include the stream?"

    But maybe you should create a new thread for this.

    so far
    akendo
  10. Victor Leigh

    Victor Leigh Member

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    That's a good idea. I will do just that.
  11. Remp

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    VLC of course. You don't have to download codecs, and stuff, It has native support on almost every file format, from AVI to MKV... It also seems more stable than the other media players I used, including the gnome player. If you take my advice you stick with VLC!
  12. DaReaper

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    Out of the two choices you've given me it has to be VLC, VLC has a better playback of difference formats of videos and Codecs and also i love the way i can manage the audio's and video settings of any video with it.

    Other than that i also prefer KMPlayer.
  13. Anon-sama

    Anon-sama New Member

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    I think mplayer is the MPCHC of Linux. I like mplayer because it's smooth, stable and light.
  14. miks

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    VLC because it is widely used and it can play some formats that GOM player cannot play. It is easy to use also and easy to install. Also, I'd download K-Lite codec pack which comes with Media Player Classic - it plays even the formats VLC can't :). I've been using both for years myself.
  15. Renzaku

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    I prefer using VLC over pretty much any other audio/video player. This is mostly because of the number of different file formats VLC can play compared to other software.
  16. Stefano Messicano

    Stefano Messicano New Member

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    I prefer VLC. Mplayer's GUI is god awful and GNOME-MPlayer has less features than VLC. Mplayer does have an advantage: it can play RealPlayer files (you need the codecs from debian-multimedia though). If you have trouble deciding just install one and see if it works.
  17. Famous

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    VLC because it can play some formats that GOM player cannot play.
    so definitely go for VLC.

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