[SOLVED] Other Software: vlc simple alternatives ?

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[SOLVED] Other Software: vlc simple alternatives ?

Postby jonetsu » Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:57 pm

When using vlc on Linux MInt 18.1 there was always, at the beginning of every file, a short audio glitch being heard. Then it proceeded fine. Now with Xubuntu 18.04 LTS, that glitch is even more pronounced. When playing media using firefox (youtube) there's no such glitch. The audio is a pulseaudio sink to jackd. I tried 'parole' which seems to be the default with Xubuntu but it fails to play nicely and even jams the system a bit. Any suggestions regarding a simple media player ? By 'simple' I mean one that just play a file and does try to organize anything for you, or at least not too much.

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Re: Other Software: vlc simple alternatives ?

Postby Basslint » Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:22 pm

mpv?

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Re: Other Software: vlc simple alternatives ?

Postby Nachei » Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:42 pm

My favorite was Aqualung, which had the exact number of features for me, but I haven't been able to find it recently, maybe it has been discontinued.

So I recently found Audacious, which is very simple to use, has a non-bloated interface, and yet it allows creating playlists, drag and drop of files... See if it works for you (although maybe it's too "frugal" for someone coming from VLC...)

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Re: Other Software: vlc simple alternatives ?

Postby milk » Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:26 am

mvp, well maintained fork of mplayer2
they/them (nb/gq/tg, ta)
wiki.thingsandstuff.org/Audio and related pages - a collection of mostly Linux and free links (OpenID auth for anti-spam, try DW)
Linux Digital Audio and Music Workstation Comparison Matrix - collaborative Google Sheet

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Re: Other Software: vlc simple alternatives ?

Postby jonetsu » Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:19 am

Thanks for the suggestions. I've chosen mpv, if only because I have good memories of mplayer from a distant past.

And it turns out that mpv plays the files very clean right from the beginning. Snappy and fast in Xubuntu 18.04 LTS.

Cheers.


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