NicePlayer
NicePlayer 0.98-rc
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NicePlayer aims to be a multi-engine player designed for playing movies nicely for a person who likes to watch or present movies on their computer (such as the casual viewer or the video artist). This program features full-screen or borderless floating windows, convenient controls for scrubbing or queuing movies, and on-the-fly playlist creation.

Features:
  • Zoomable full-screen playback
  • Multiscreen support
  • Boarderless windows
  • Floating windows
  • Below Desktop windows
  • Heads-up display controls
What's New
Version 0.98-rc:
  • Updated for OS X 10.9
Requirements
Intel, 64-bit processor, OS X 10.6 or later



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NicePlayer User Discussion (Write a Review)
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Enzan reviewed on 16 Mar 2014
Download doesn't work.
[Version 0.98-rc]


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Matthew Green commented on 29 Jul 2013
Like it a lot but the lack of keyboard media key support is driving me mad
[Version 0.97.9-rc]


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zitronenmelissa reviewed on 05 Jul 2012
Lion Version is running fine on Snow Leopard *thumbs up*
Audio playlist feature is great, running FLAC with 26 mb RAM, outstanding !
[Version 0.96.2]


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Tipp-Flo reviewed on 22 Nov 2011
Great to see it alive in Lion.
MacUpdate should update it and put the real Icon back, not the generic one - which gives the impression that it's dead.

It's my favorite player. Has everything you need.
[Version 0.96.2]


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Michaelthegeek commented on 25 Sep 2011
A Lion version is out!!
[Version 0.96.2]

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Negritude replied on 16 Oct 2011
Download link:

http://niceplayer.googlecode.com/files/NicePlayer-0.97.9-lion.zip
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+1

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Robio reviewed on 22 May 2011
I've made NicePlayer my default. More flexible and better keyboard controls than QuickTime. Easier to use (and 10 times smaller) than VLC. It doesn't have bells and whistles, but it does everything I need, and does it as well or better than anything else I've tried. I hope the developers keep it up to date, although that's looking less and less likely. :(
[Version 0.96.2]


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+3

Sferic reviewed on 23 Dec 2010
With virtually no development for 4 years, Niceplayer is still the best video player for Mac OS X.
- Multiple windows
- all codecs supported by Perian
- frameless (at least QTX stole that)
- PLAYLISTS
[Version 0.96.2]


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Mrcham reviewed on 25 Nov 2010
Worst piece of sh*t ever. Couldn't handle avi, mkv or mpg. No support for subtitles and changing audio source etc. Why chose this sh*t program when VLC is lightyears ahead.

This is the worst Video Player I have ever used in my entire life.
[Version 0.96.2]

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Robio replied on 22 May 2011
Can't imagine why you were having such trouble, but it's pretty obvious by the other reviews here that the problem was unique to you. I've made NicePlayer my default. Better interface and keyboard controls than QT, less bloaty and complicated than VLC. Plays EVERY format I throw at it.
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Tice reviewed on 27 Apr 2010
Great player. Specially the zoomable view ist great. Only the audio-track should switch not overlay when changing. Anyway great work, thanks.
[Version 0.96.2]


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153957photography commented on 17 Feb 2010
progress: http://jay.tuley.name/build/
[Version 0.96.2]

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Tice replied on 13 May 2010
The beta version has the audio switch (instead of overlay). Unfortunately the movie-files are occupied by the app, so you can't delete them without quitting the app after watching. Also the "Remembers last window position" feature seem not to work that well (I can easily live without). Hope the occupy-bug will be gone in the next beta.
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levixx had trouble on 20 Aug 2008
Great Player, been using it for a while now.

But, when I have Niceplayer in full screen on my native monitor, while using another display for other endeavors, the controls do not pop up on the bottom on the screen. If I go to half screen on the native display, or even full on the secondary display, all is well.

The last version did not have this problem.
[Version 0.96.1]

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Jay Tuley (developer) replied on 22 Aug 2008
you should check and see if you are still having these problems with version 0.96.2, if you are please post this problem to the issue tracker (http://code.google.com/p/niceplayer/issues/list) where it can be track and I correspond with you with possible fixes in the preview builds we are now doing between general releases.
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mac adam had trouble on 15 Nov 2007
please let hide top windows when in fullscreen we acced to menu bar
[Version 0.96.1]


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cassiotones had trouble on 10 Nov 2007
Very good app. Loved it.

I just noticed a bug, window always on top no matter how many times I turn this function off.
[Version 0.96.1]


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Lemming had trouble on 04 Feb 2007
It's great to see an update to NicePlayer. I love this app. Unfortunately, it still can't play second audio on DivX files (via CoreVideo) even though that feature was supposed added to version 0.95.
[Version 0.95]

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Jay Tuley (developer) replied on 04 Feb 2007
We'll need more information to fix this, as far as the media i have multiple audio tracks show up in the movie menu and are able to be disabled or enabled individually.


Our issue tracker is here:
http://charon.laya.com/niceplayer/trac.cgi/newticket
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+9
Zc456 had trouble on 07 Jun 2006
This looks like a very nice program.

Only program is that it won't stop crashing when I try to start a movie.
[Version 0.94]

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M.K. replied on 07 Jun 2006
That seems to happen when you open movies through the dock.

I reported a bug at their site, niceplayer.indyjt.com.
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Jay Tuley (developer) replied on 07 Jun 2006
We are tracking this crashing bug at
http://charon.laya.com/niceplayer/trac.cgi/ticket/110

+32

Carl1966 rated on 15 Jan 2014

[Version 0.97.9-rc]



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RONIN427 rated on 25 Feb 2013

[Version 0.96.2]



ElTarlo rated on 12 Jul 2012

[Version 0.96.2]



agas rated on 11 Dec 2010

[Version 0.96.2]


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Version Downloads:1,447
Type:Multimedia Design : Video
License:Free
Date:15 Mar 2014
Platform:Intel 64 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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NicePlayer aims to be a multi-engine player designed for playing movies nicely for a person who likes to watch or present movies on their computer (such as the casual viewer or the video artist). This program features full-screen or borderless floating windows, convenient controls for scrubbing or queuing movies, and on-the-fly playlist creation.

Features:
  • Zoomable full-screen playback
  • Multiscreen support
  • Boarderless windows
  • Floating windows
  • Below Desktop windows
  • Heads-up display controls
  • Playlist
  • Drag-and-drop
  • Fully AppleScript-able
  • DVD playback
  • On-the-fly swappable plug-in engine support
  • Chapter support
  • Transparent playback
  • Apple Remote support
  • Adjustable aspect ratio
  • Resolution independence


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