mplayer vs xine

Jacob S stormspotter at
Fri Feb 4 13:44:07 PST 2005

On Fri, 4 Feb 2005 22:32:06 +0100
Gert Cuykens <gert.cuykens at> wrote:

> So who do you like the most and why ?

I like mplayer for cli stuff and xine for gui. Mainly because the cli
stuff I do is downloading and converting streams from wma/rm to
wav/ogg/mp3, etc. and I use the gui for watching videos and such. 

Xine won't do the stream conversion that mplayer can, from what I have
seen. And I prefer the layout of the controls on Xine better than

Just my $0.02. YMMV.


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