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    Phoronix: MPlayer2 Is Still Alive & Kicking

    Back in March I reported on the MPlayer2 fork of the popular MPlayer multi-media application. MPlayer2 came as a result of one of the MPlayer developers being denounced from the group and from there the developer and others took to implementing their own desired features and functionality from a fork of the open-source code-base. But how's the MPlayer2 project now doing?..

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=OTc4Mg

  • #2
    And they also threw away the unmaintainable GUI code, I think that was a wise choice (as they called it unmaintainable).

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    • #3
      Typos: it is "mplayer2" and "MPlayer".
      Not "MPlayer2".

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      • #4
        Well, mencoder is a cool tool. I hope they get back on their decision.

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        • #5
          Well, mencoder is a cool tool. I hope they get back on their decision.
          Arch Linux packages it separately, is there any advantage over this approarch in including it in mplayer2 itself?

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          • #6
            benchmark?

            What about some kind of comparison. Is it really mplayer2 better than MPlayer?

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            • #7
              VLC all the way!

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              • #8
                mplayer2 has m2ts subtitle support, so it is definitely better. thats why i would like to see a vaapi patch for mplayer2.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Kano View Post
                  mplayer2 has m2ts subtitle support, so it is definitely better. thats why i would like to see a vaapi patch for mplayer2.
                  Seconding this. vaapi support is the only missing feature now for me. Still using the mplayer-vaapi version from splitted-desktop, plus a mplayer2 binary and a regular (vanilla) mplayer binary.

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                  • #10
                    yesterday I had some files that mplayer2 could not play at all, I installed Mplayer and no problem... sad cause I liked the don't unpause on fullscreen and other actions...

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                    • #11
                      First try:

                      -demuxer lavf

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                      • #12
                        Are m2ts subs found anywhere else but blurays?

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                        • #13
                          s/subs/containers/ of course. Editing is still broken.

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                          • #14
                            For me it's the only player on linux that will let me watch blu-ray rips (mkv) files with no stuttering or even fan noise from high cpu use. This on an aveage 4 year old laptop with integrated graphics.

                            I have set up smplayer to use it as a backend. Pausing doesn't work on smplayer with this setup so I hope someone can fix that.

                            So for me it is superior to mplayer and I hope some distros support it out of the box.

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                            • #15
                              I'm using smplayer with it and pausing works just fine.

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