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Re: Opera and video...

Subject: Re: Opera and video...
From: Alan Pollock
Date: Tue, 7 Mar 2006 07:19:43 +0000 UTC
Newsgroups: opera.general
Gandalf <[email protected]> wrote:

> > Alan Pollock wrote:

> > I mainly use VLC, the very best in my opinion because it sports functions 
> > and 
> > options the other players only see in their wet dreams. 

> Just a tad limited for my uses.

I think there are always going to be certain functions that one player does 
better than the others, but in the area of versatility of functions and 
options, vlc shines. All one has to do is go to prefs, turn on 'advanced 
options' and look around. Lots to see. In the playlist menu there's the 
shoutcast discovery service (complete with search) as one example. The stream 
output section is another. An impressive program available for linux as well 
as windows and pocketpc (probably mobile 5 too, haven't checked). And lots of 
plugins for vlc out there.

On the cpu front, I've tried all the popular players under XP (including BS) 
on several machines and laptops and found vlc to use the least amount of cpu 
by quite a bit, whether it's inhaling from flash, hd, cd or dvd. (didn't test 
net streams but heard it's cpu-economical there too). Economy's important to 
me on my laptop since I do find myself at the end of my batt's tether from 
time to time. Nex

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