[MPlayer-users] mplayer and xine

Steffen Barszus st_barszus at gmx.de
Sun Apr 20 01:23:42 CEST 2003

Am Sonntag, 20. April 2003 00:30 schrieb Heiko Recktenwald:
> [Automatic answer: RTFM (read DOCS, FAQ), also read DOCS/bugreports.html]
> Hi, I read Ardis messages why he wants to leave the project, doesnt want
> to be the maintainer anymore, and besides that I understand such a thing,
> maybe he even hates the internet now ;-), ok, it made me sad how he
> compares mplayer to xine.
> Well, I just did some tests with the actual FreeBSD ports collection
> version, 0.9.20, and the first thing was to cry "ugly"...
> Please, please, please dont try to copy the thing.
> It is not bad, but besides the design, it crashed my (much too slow)
> machine badly, the interactiv response is very slow etcpp.
> It is not a bad thing, that there are two players around, even if one is
> as "good" as the other, both support mpeg video playlists, thats most
> important for me, with a switch.
> There are many computer philosophies around, FreeBSDers vs. Linuxer etc,
> less is more vs overfeaturism, spartanian design vs skins etc, I must
> confess that I like the classical approach of mplayer more.
> Bla,
> thanks,
> best,
> H.
> http://www.uni-bonn.de/~uzs106/ -- playlists vs "playlists" etc....

Well said. I don't know if Xine has more users. But I love to throw anything 
on mplayer and it simply plays it. Xine might be fine, but I did so far not 
understood how this beast should work ;) 

Wish arpi a nice time :)

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