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Re: [tlug] Watching dvd in Linux

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On Fri, Jun 21, 2002 at 11:18:18AM -0400, Josh Glover wrote:
> <tongue-in-cheek>
> Mplayer sucks. Use vlc!
> </tongue-in-cheek>

But it supports the most number of formats. And its now fully GPL'd. I
love it, although I admit I havent tried xine lately.

> VideoLan is a really kewl project, IMO. They are trying to come up with 
> a streaming MPEG client-server system. I have not played with the 
> server, but I like the client a lot. Full-featured, plays most of my 
> DVDs pretty well. Of course, there is still the occasional segfault, 
> which I do not see much with xine.

Mplayer supports playing audio and video streams as well. You can even
pipe a stream to it.

> How is Mplayer in terms of stability and features (DVD menus, language 
> and subtitle selection, etc), Jack?

Im usually just interested in watching the DVD so dont look at the
menus, but I think it supports them in GUI mode. The same goes for
subtitles. The language can be chosen with a command line option.

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