What media player does /a/ use?
I prefer to read an episodic synopsis on shows I'm interested in from wikipedia and anime blogs, then draw my interpretation of the scenes based on what I read with crayons and blue line paper, then flip through it like a flipbook. In my opinion it is vastly preferable to both downloading and streaming.
After being a long-time MPV user, after my last distro hop I started using the VLC that was preinstalled. It is not bad at all. It plays Yuru Yuri smooth as hell where MPV had to use fucktons of framedrop.
It's an unnecessarily heavy piece of software that runs into codec issues way too often despite touting it's versatility. I've used it on other people's computers and the interface is pretty shit too. There's no way to change the hotkeys, the volume controls are super touchy and extremely easy to hit by accident.
I recently gave a friend a softsubbed copy of pm3 Rebellion and VLC wouldn't display the subs even when they were turned on in the settings.
Windows computers ship with a better media player.
This, I also use linux for lesbians.
MPC-HC of course. Best quality playback for anime if you use windows.
Also, VLC isn't bad software, people just misuse it by treating it like a default media player for anime, it's much better used as a network streaming program.
Any music I want from the show I record with the Sound Recorder software built into Windows and then import into MusicMatch Jukebox. Works like a charm
Yeah, F5 won't do that, but I like that. If you want the subs on, just go fullscreen and use your computer's built-in screenshot function. Pretty sure that's the only way to get it done.
Huh I am not sure what you are referring to.
It's just the first one that I had installed.
I've got MPC-HC too.
Well to start, uninstall the x64 version and get x32 version that's compatible with MadVR and xy-subfilter. Install both those codecs I mentioned and make sure MPC-HC is actually using them and you should be able to screencap with subs on.
VLC strong for four years. Fuck the haters.
You booted into a clean install of Windows, then what? Debian already had open-source drivers installed, but on Windows every time I installed Catalyst, the system broke. I had to do some deep web searching for a legacy version.
mplayerx. I use to defend VLC but it really is shit, even for Mac.
I'd just like to interject for a moment. What you’re referring to as Linux, is in fact, GNU/Linux, or as I’ve recently taken to calling it, GNU plus Linux. Linux is not an operating system unto itself, but rather another free component of a fully functioning GNU system made useful by the GNU corelibs, shell utilities and vital system components comprising a full OS as defined by POSIX.
Many computer users run a modified version of the GNU system every day, without realizing it. Through a peculiar turn of events, the version of GNU which is widely used today is often called “Linux”, and many of its users are not aware that it is basically the GNU system, developed by the GNU Project. There really is a Linux, and these people are using it, but it is just a part of the system they use.
Linux is the kernel: the program in the system that allocates the machine’s resources to the other programs that you run. The kernel is an essential part of an operating system, but useless by itself; it can only function in the context of a complete operating system. Linux is normally used in combination with the GNU operating system: the whole system is basically GNU with Linux added, or GNU/Linux. All the so-called “Linux” distributions are really distributions of GNU/Linux.
I thank you for your kind words.
This is no bait, and frankly I'm insulted that you would insinuate as much. As a matter of fact, here is a page from one of the recent shows I have watched, it is Chacha from the hit anime Gotta Bury My Dad.
pls no bully
>has to jump through hoops to make his own OS not look like shit
How is this the best rebuttal you can come up with?
>my garbage OS is at least easier to rice!
Good thing I don't care about that shit. My OS is stock and more importantly, works.
Windows is still shit though. The bloat is insane not to mention that it's just not a very privacy friendly system. I'd switch but most video games still need Windows. That being said I never really had any problems with AMD drivers.
>Enjoy reinstalling usb drivers whenever you switch ports.
Never once had to do that in my life. Just swapped my mouse and keyboard's ports and it didn't even take a second to become functional again.
Probably one of these:
1. You have some other codec or plugin installed that's fucking it up.
2. By some weird happenstance you happened to download weird files that it doesn't work with, I've had this happen very rarely where I sometimes get files I can't get subtitles to appear in screenshots, but it works 99% of the time for the hundreds of episodes I've watched with this setup.
3. Your player isn't using xy-subfilter as its subtitle renderer because you forgot to disable the built-in renderer in the main playback settings.
1. Nope. only MPC-HC.188.8.131.52.x86, XySubFilter_184.108.40.2067 x86 BETA2 and madVR 0.87.11
2. Nope, have hundreds of releases by different subgroups
3. See image.
Heavens no, I simply find the animation quality of 1080p on a decent media player pales in comparison to frame by frame crayon drawings in a 70 cent notebook. I mean why have silver when I could have gold, right?
Then I have no clue. I'm using the exact same stuff as you but I can take screenshots with subs.
See, here's one I took just now using the default alt+i hotkeys.
In what way is it retarded? I think it's correct. VLC if you don't care about anything and just want the easiest possible way to play video, mpv if you do care about anything, MPC-HC isn't recommended at all, and it has a nice list of the worst-of-the-worst down there that you shouldn't use.
I don't think you could write a better playback guide.
But it is terrible
Fuck off back to /v/
No shit dumb people are going to use vlc. No matter what you say they're going to do it anyways. But if you spend 20 seconds more to install MPC-HC or mpv, You get much better results.
Might work, you never know.
Oh, one other difference might be our LAV splitter settings. I use the splitter to set preferred audio/subtitle settings, like so.
Though I can't imagine this would have any impact on the ability to take screenshots.
If you're using the latest version of MPC-HC you have them installed as internal filters. MPC started bundling LAV into their releases a while ago.
You can check by right clicking while playing any video to see what filters are active.
I made this one
>because of the play next episode automatically thing
literally my only complaint with VLC, and my research says they will explicitly never enable such a function. I've dealt with it, but playlist management is kinda junk, and dragging multiple files to VLC shortcut makes the actual dragged episode play first then follow normal order. Kinda of a pain, checking out mplayerx.
Go for mplayer OSX extended for playlist support (eg files in different directories with different names) and MplayerX for automatic playing next episode (although it skips out x.5 episodes if there are any and OVAs)
Oh well. I already have MPC and have been using it off-and-on for many years, guess I'll tweak it and see how it goes.
I'm >>118301287 , good to know, though. I finally have a good player to recommend to OSX friends, but I have no use for it right now.
Wait, VLC actually forces you to make playlists to watch multiple shows consecutively? And people still use it as a default media player?
And here I thought this was just basic media player stuff. MPC is kinda shit for playlists but it's fantastic for marathoning batches of shows because of this option here.
I'd just like to interject for a moment. His point was that Linux is a kernel, the piece of software that connects userspace to the hardware. It's useless by itself. It is typically used in combination with GNU to form a complete operating system. The operating system is really GNU with the Linux kernel added to it, or as I like to call it, GAHNOO PLAS LOONICKS.
Through a peculiar turn of events, entire GNU/Linux systems in use today are mostly just called Linux. This disrespects stallman-sama.
It depends. I have really really shitty eyes so I need sharpening filters and overdoing it can fuck with the quality so a shitty encode can look horrible when upscaled. I wouldn't watch HR/CR rips in fuillscreen if I was you. Every good release is good enough for fullscreen though.
I like mpv for OS X. Just install it with homebrew, then do "brew linkapps mpv" and it functions like a normal application (in the /Applications/ folder and can double click a movie file to open it).
I used to use MPlayerX but the speed up option never worked right and subs messed up a few times for me.
I'm sorry it took me so long to find it, it's been forever since last I watched it, the 90s to be more specific. And by watch I mean draw then flip through. Sure enough though, after some digging I found my original copy that I made all those years ago. In the 90s.
It's absolutely insane. Dev team explicitly stated that won't be enabled, one example here:
I'm gonna take some advice from this thread and jazz up MPC for a daily driver. Goodbye vlc, you won't be missed.
Well I can understand it from the dev point of view because VLC is more useful for other things besides marathoning anime. I use it as a network streamer to connect to various livestreaming sites so I can bypass the shitty flash players they use. It works pretty great for that.
For anime playback though, I love MPC.
>fry me to da moo
shouldn't have laughed that hard