MoC for audio because it rocks outta da box - no need to set up a separate daemon or build an initial playlist like you do with mpd + client-of-choice - and because it has the geek cred of a CURSES interface.
Gnome-mplayer for video because, for me, it has consistently succeeded where VLC and Totem have failed. This isn't so much a "favorite" as a "never lets me down"; aside from that, I have no strong feelings for it, and could easily be convinced to switch if presented with another that performs so reliably.
MPD for Audio, because it can run on my Pi and I can remote control it via Android devices.
Mplayer or gnome-mplayer for video, always depends on my mood.
MoC for Music (see above) and VLC for video (because it plays slices of salamie & if needed streams them in the net while saving em in any codec to my harddrive
*kaum macht man es richtig, funktioniert es sofort*
Audacious/Xmms for GUI music, mc & mp3 or moc on the commandline.
Prefer Mplayer for movies, but use GMplayer or VLC on the GUI.
I use vlc because it plays almost anything.
Guayadeque and Clementine for audio. I like the interface for both, although I like Clementine's better. Guayadeque has a nice feature called "Now Playing" that lists former, current, and future songs to be played. I really like the interface in Clementine and I also like the ability to mouse over the tray icon and get a popup of the current song playing to include CD/album artwork. Clementine is also cross-platform; available for Windows, OS X, Linux, and a few others I think. Guayadeque is only available for Linux.
For my video needs, I use VLC and have for many years. Why? It's cross-platform, it's free, it's OSS, and it has always worked for me since version 1.00. I've also recently discovered it's ability to convert video to different formats.
Last edited by KrunchTime (2013-08-07 02:55:22)
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Haha, it's way quicker to enter mplayer ~/v[tab tab] and hover to the file than to open a GUI, click through the structure and then have an ugly frame around the picture. And mocp, it remembers what you played, and can be closed while running it, it does what it should do. Of course deadbeef is the first choice when a GUI is "needed", but the music sounds the same (If no equalizer is applied)
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I'm using moc for music and vlc for videos.
I use banshee for music, a habit I developed during my ubuntu years. vlc for video and me-tv for television.
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Vlc is all I need for my needs it watches my music and movie directories; good enough for me.
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VLC for video, because it plays everything I've thrown at it; Audacious for audio, because it's lightweight and attractive.
smplayer for video
xmms2 for audio
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vlc for video because it plays most of my videos.
quod libet for music because Tag Editor is nice
It does all jobs well and even no GUI needed.
I use whatever players comes with a distro unless I find out I dont like it.
in #!, I used VLC for everything for a long time, but in my last install I added Audacious just because it is a little snappier and the playlist does not behave weird. - still waiting for FooBar for Linux, which is my alltime favourite when it comes to handle huge libraries (gmusicbrowser came pretty close though, but something didnt work for me last time I used it)
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I use Rhythmbox for music because it just works and detects artists straight away, I use vlc for everything else, because it plays everything else.
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Quodlibet & Vlc