Originally Posted by Rothen;13144881
I might point out that VLC isn't that bad in comparison to Mplayer since they added hardware acceleration through VAAPI. However, personally I use Mplayer because VDPAU is really effective which is something that VLC can't compete with.
Still I have yet to see a perfect front-end for mplayer. Gnome Mplayer and Smplayer are both wonderful, but not entirely customizable as I would like.
What does a video player need? I don't see why people want "options", what options do you change? A video player should automatically pick up codecs, play smooth, have seek, and ummm? A play list? That's the ONLY thing I can think of? Oh yeah, SMPlayer has that. Hmmm, really, what should a video player do that isn't transparent to the user. Nothing, there shouldn't be any need to change anything.
 I'm editing this even though I probably could post it, but it feels more like an edit thing so BLAH.
In fact, if you put them side by side SMPlayer has more options than VLC! It has everything VLC offers, and if you don't like that UMPlayer has even more.
[edit2] I forgot, apple encrypted .m4v's (or anything) can't be ran without having the DRM removed first. I don't know how, don't care as I avoid them, use google.Edited by mushroomboy - 4/15/11 at 9:33pm