it le just werk
Also it was made as a network stream viewer, so shit like fucking pausing the god damn video takes a couple seconds just to happen. If you use VLC to watch shit on your hard drive, you're fucking retarded.
Because it's programmed by clueless morons who have no idea how to design a video player, mainly.
Even when you try to give them suggestions out of pity, they usually think you're trolling and try to pretend the issues don't exist.
Fuck, a guy from the mpv team had to print out the fucking ITU-R BT.709 specification to get them to believe their matrices were all fucked up.
It shits all over stuff like proper seeking in Matroska, accurate gamma curves/colormatrices, etc.
Honestly, if it didn't have the blessing of using the (infinitely superior) ffmpeg project, I doubt it would be capable of decoding shit at all.
Then you're left with 3 options:
1. Use VLC and don't bother
2. Use VLC and fix it to be non-shit
3. Contribute a third-party GUI for mpv
We live in the world of free software. Pick your favorite. (Or pay somebody to do it for you)
Or just open with mpv like any other sane person.
>Fuck, a guy from the mpv team had to print out the fucking ITU-R BT.709 specification to get them to believe their matrices were all fucked up.
Do have a link to this? It sounds hilarious.
Font caching a 24 min video on VLC: 40 seconds
On MPC-HC: what's font caching? derp.jpg
Video filters and customization on MPC-HC: 2 seconds right clicking.
VLC: what's customization? derp.jpg
>Do have a link to this? It sounds hilarious.
I just heard an anecdotal description on IRC, unfortunately.
Speaking of which, another gem: The reason the author of what's now mpv decided to stick with mplayer2 and fork that instead of VLC was because he asked the VLC irc channel why seeking in mkv was so slow and they just accused him of trolling.
And that is why mpv is not based on VLC.
Look out, we have a hardcore videophile amongst us.
Why don't you implement DirectShow support in VLC? Here, I'll link you to the documentation for free: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/dd318195(v=vs.85).aspx
(Ps. It's the worst API you'll ever encounter in your life)
Is there any way for me to set MPV to automatically use subs for my chinese cartoons like VLC does? I like to play them on my TV and I don't want to get up to use the hotkey all them time.
And where do I add that? I don't want to run from a command line. The only editable file I have is fonts.conf, and I don't see anywhere I can add that line.
This is Windows 7, by the way.
OH. Ok. I didn't even think to check that folder. I assumed it ran completely contained within its own folder.
Yeah, I know, but I gotta be able to play all of my Steam games, on my desktop anyway.
the only thing I had was that VLC ran into problems if the stream was to slow, which meant, it would stop and continue playing without any audio, which sucks balls, because I needed to restart it
What? A lot of things are mixed very loudly. Have you never heard of the loudness war? Putting your system above 0dBFS is stupid no matter what. Just turn up the volume on your physical speakers.
I have no idea how loud films usually are, but music can be very loud. It's like you have never heard of the loudness war; it's very common for stuff to sit close to 0dBFS. Yeah, I'd like to fix shitty mastering practices too, but that's just not how life is. The point is that there is almost no reason to ever turn your system volume past 0dBFS, and you very likely risk clipping by doing that. Again, turn up the volume on your amp and get all the loudness you want.
No sorry, speakers clip as well if driven past a certain point. No one is contesting that the loudness war exists, that wasn't the point of my post. You can always go over 0dBFS if you know the peaks won't be clipped by doing so. Quit regurgitating to me what you just read on Wikipedia yesterday and have some sense.
>No sorry, speakers clip as well if driven past a certain point.
No fucking shit, but if you have speakers worth the money; they're not going to clip unless you raise it to ear-damaging levels which you're hopefully not doing.
>You can always go over 0dBFS if you know the peaks won't be clipped by doing so.
There's almost no reason to do this whatsoever. Again, 200% volume is stupid.
CCCP only means combined community codec pack.. it includes MPC-HC already, don't need to download it separately. If you download only MPC-HC with no codecs, it will cause issues with many file formats most likely.
If you hate the commie logo so much, then just follow this alternative method guide:
To play FLAC files in MPC-HC, after installing it, download the official FLAC codec installer from here:
I use MPC-HC for both audio and video, so if you wanna try Foobar go for it, but I can't help you if something doesn't work, I've never used it.
Ugh, I'm not a fan. I'd rather stuff be at their normal levels instead of screwing around with software and risking undesirable side effects.
>using replaygain just so you can boost software levels
That's pretty stupid anyway.
>I'd rather stuff be at their normal levels instead of screwing around with software and risking undesirable side effects.
I can't live without ReplayGain because I keep my entire music collection on shuffle. The transitions simply have to be smooth for that to work.
That said, it's not like ReplayGain will clip your shit - it's pretty much designed to make everything a lot quieter than it would normally be, so I just turn up my amp (shock and awe) to compensate. It also means I have the default volume of every other application set to 70%, so they aren't too loud in comparison to music.
>>using replaygain just so you can boost software levels
>That's pretty stupid anyway.
Agreed, just pointing out the fact. But what you describe is also sort of built into ReplayGain, you can set your own custom preamp levels that will be added to what it recommends, so if you want your entire collection to be at -4 dB instead of -14 dB you can just add 10 dB to the preamp, and it will still make sure it never amplifies anything loudly enough to cause clipping.
It can potentially reduce dynamic range though. I'm not saying it's common, but it's a risk I don't want to take.
I personally don't give a shit about one album being louder or quieter than another, so it's never been something for me.
Videos open in a fucking second for me. Idk what the hell you are bitching about but you're all literally retarded. It's free good software. Why the hell are you complaining you elitist shit stains.
>MPC-HC with MadVR
Okay so I never listen to /g/ but decided to try it out after using VLC for forever, and I think I see why people prefer it over VLC now. Pausing movies actually happens when I want it and skipping within a file is finally possible. Let's see if it really fixes the random glitches too
reminder le ebin vlc le corruption happens because other video players just **STOP** playing and pause whereas VLC as a **STREAMING** network player ****BY DESIGN**** just keeps going
reminder that it works on my machine ;)
Depends on what OS you use. On Windows you unzip the zip wherever and associate the media files you want to use with it (Open with...). On Linux you should probably already know what to do...
>mpv is fucking trash that doesn't even play anything without crashing
Interesting. Care to post your settings? Are you using hwdec? Have you added an issue on github?
>shit eating GNU/retards here only like it because it's ``free''
We like it, because it works great. Almost all of our stuff is free, and a good part of that is also great.
Just tried MPV, don't see why you would use it unless you don't have a GUI.
>try to install mpv
>have to install libass
>try to install libass
>have to install fdibibada or some shit
>some program called pkg-config starts bitching about not being able to find dbadbibiba after I install it
>can't install it as a user, have to install shit as root just to get it working
>>45797605checking for FRIBIDI... configure: error: Package requirements (fribidi
>= 0.19.0) were not met:
No package 'fribidi' found
you may set the environment variables FRIBIDI_CFLAGS
and FRIBIDI_LIBS to avoid the need to call pkg-config.I installed fribidi with --prefix=$HOME, but the pkg-config thing didn't add any pc files or whatever it's looking for.
are you high?
mpv is a powerhouse, it plays absolutely everything - corrupted files, partial files, files with corrupted or missing metadata, etc.
If something doesn't play in mpv it probably won't play in VLC, player2 or MPC-HC either.
>implying package managers will let me do that with mpv
Nix does. So does ebuild (the backend of portage)
Also, you can just built it locally and use it just find.$ git clone email@example.com:mpv-player/mpv.git
$ cd mpv
$ ./waf configure
$ ./waf build
$ ./build/mpv chinktunes.mkv
>mfw plebs still use these fucking standalone players to watch their weaboo animes and yify rips on their 24" LCD
GET MONEY YOU POORFAGS
xbmc htpc on 135" projector masterrace, enjoy your arguing over pointless differences when i can play anything and everything including 3D and including RARed files - even split rars- aka how they arrive via newsgroups/torrents sometimes. all in glorious 1080/7.1
what the fuck are you doing exactly?
but the content you watch doesn't, so it's entirely placebo in the realm of playing media
also a 4k projector is like 70k+
in that respect i'm a poorfag
but compared to you people sitting at computers.. i dunno i guess it's because i have a wife and friends that i watch movies/tv with socially rather than this solo neet experience. i did it in college for a bit when i was poor, so i assume people who do this are poor too, but in the end you're already sacrificing by going with any of these players, so why argue over trivial details that really don't make an impact
personally i'm waiting for like 30" at 60hz before i take my monitors to 4k
>in the end you're already sacrificing by going with any of these players
And what, pray, do you mean by that?
mpv's rendering is higher quality than 99.9% of professional shit out there
Why does a video player need to even think about fonts?
Large enough difference in anime to use another player. mpv out of the box produces way better results in video rendering quality thant VLC and it plays everything. MPC-HC can get even higher quality scaling by using madVR as a renderer.
Because it uses fontconfig. On Linux you get a system wide fontconfig which generates the cache just once, but I guess this mplayer-port creates its own because OS X doens't use fontconfig itself.
mpv is shit interface wise, I will start using it when they fixed several problems
1 - it can't bookmark videos
2 - osc changes size depending on video resolution, which makes it impossible to use and ugly sometimes
3 - doesn't have a subtitle downloader like mpchc
4 - can't load next file in folder
when they fix all these problems I will use mpv as my favorite player because in quality there's nothing better