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    Default Snappy 1.0 Open-Source Video Player Released

    Phoronix: Snappy 1.0 Open-Source Video Player Released

    Version 1.0 of Snappy has been released as a GStreamer powered open-source multimedia player...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTY0NTI

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    One thing I always ask when I hear about these programs that do what other open sourced programs already do is:

    What makes you different and worth using?

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    Very nice, clean UI that I will gladly install if it's in Debian Sid/Experimental, right along-side GNOME 3.12.

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    Nice looking, but apps that use Gstreamer as a back-end are endless. I'm waiting for a player that uses MPV as it's back-end (like how SMPlayer is a front-end to MPlayer).
    MPV devs have stated they'd be willing to work on a new (sane) slave-master type thing, given input from devs who want to write a front-end.

    Until then, I'll just use MPV by itself, though I don't like manually configuring it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daktyl198 View Post
    Nice looking, but apps that use Gstreamer as a back-end are endless. I'm waiting for a player that uses MPV as it's back-end (like how SMPlayer is a front-end to MPlayer).
    MPV devs have stated they'd be willing to work on a new (sane) slave-master type thing, given input from devs who want to write a front-end.

    Until then, I'll just use MPV by itself, though I don't like manually configuring it...
    gstreamer supports using ffmpeg/libav, so it doesn't really seem worth doing multi-processing wrangling when you can just use a high-level library. I use mpv directly, but if I wanted a player with more GUI features then I wouldn't bother looking at mplayer/mpv frontends as I've never had a great experience with one. SMPlayer is certainly nice, but there are some rough edges caused by usage of the underlying MPlayer.

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    Every single item in that feature list is available in mpv or vlc as well. Why exactly should I pick this?

    I like mpv because it has very fast seek times. I've never seen a gstreamer based player that can match those.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Helios747 View Post
    One thing I always ask when I hear about these programs that do what other open sourced programs already do is:

    What makes you different and worth using?
    Different UI that may look nicer, even though it's a personal preference. Different underlying technology that may be lighter or more stable.

    Competition is good, but ultimately, cooperation is better, but it's not always possible due to different design goals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daktyl198 View Post
    Nice looking, but apps that use Gstreamer as a back-end are endless. I'm waiting for a player that uses MPV as it's back-end (like how SMPlayer is a front-end to MPlayer).
    MPV devs have stated they'd be willing to work on a new (sane) slave-master type thing, given input from devs who want to write a front-end.

    Until then, I'll just use MPV by itself, though I don't like manually configuring it...
    What I want is a media player that looks like raw MPV/MPlayer, but uses GST.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KellyClowers View Post
    What I want is a media player that looks like raw MPV/MPlayer, but uses GST.
    Oops, my bad, that is exactly what snappy is. Hell yeah!
    Though the OSD icons are screwed up when I built it... but it works!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KellyClowers View Post
    What I want is a media player that looks like raw MPV/MPlayer, but uses GST.
    That's... the worst parts from each. The slowness of gstreamer with the hard-to-learn interface of mplayer.

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