XinePlayer
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Multimedia player based on xine.   Free
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XinePlayer is a multimedia player for Mac OS X. It is based upon the stable and mature xine multimedia playback engine. It is designed to be a free replacement for QuickTime Player and DVD Player. Features:
  • Support for many popular formats including MPEG 1/2, QuickTime (MOV), DivX (AVI) and some Windows Media formats (WMV).
  • DVD playback (using the VideoLan libdvdcss decoding library).
  • DVD menu support for advanced navigation features.
  • Playlists.
  • Fullscreen playback.
What's New
Version 0.3:
  • [BUGFIX] trying to pause stream with multiple files open used to pause all streams.
  • [BUGFIX] control/right-clicking during fill-screen would sometimes steal mouse.
  • [BUGFIX] Some internal stability fixes.
  • [NEW] Can now set DVD region to get around some RCE discs.
  • [NEW] Audio and subtitle language selection.
  • [ENHANCE] Default audio level is lower.
Requirements
PPC, G4 CPU (separate G3 version available), Mac OS X 10.3 or later





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Kiwilegal commented on 16 Feb 2007
Trying to play a 2.7GB avi video. VLC and Quicktime would not do it, nor would MPEG Streamclip. XinePlayer played it no problem. Great work. How about a universal binary?
[Version 0.3]


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Kool03 commented on 01 Jan 2006
Keep on the good job it work for me fine thanks.
[Version 0.3]


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Anonymous reviewed on 06 Aug 2005
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Nice movie player. Works well with my .mpg and .avi files. It also plays DVDs well.

Please keep improving it.

:-)
[Version 0.3]


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Anonymous reviewed on 08 Jul 2005
all these complaints and all i want is an icon when i change it to default i feel like im superficial :/
but hey i love it
[Version 0.3]


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truthhurts commented on 22 Jun 2005
Sadly, every file I try to open says it can't read it. This is a shame, as the interface is much better and more Mac-like than either VLC or MPlayer. Fix up some bugs, add the "ten second skip" of MPlayer, and support all the major file formats, and it'll be a winner.

Although the true trump card will be whoever is first to play WMV9 video on the Mac. I've got dozens of anime fansubs that I'm waiting to play but can't (and no, Windows Media Player will NOT work, as they are in an avi container).
[Version 0.3]


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Anonymous reviewed on 02 Jun 2005
What version of xine-lib does it use? 1.0.1 is out, will you release a new version?
I found a bug: if you try to open a file that XinePlayer won't play (like a pls or m3u file), it won't accept any more entries in the Open URL menu... You can't delete the text string (usually it's file://...).
Thanks for the great port of xine to OS X! :)
[Version 0.3]


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Anonymous reviewed on 27 Apr 2005
If you'd like to make XinePlayer the default DVD player (instead of Apple's player), use the Script Editor to create a new AppleScript file with the following content:

=== cut here ===
tell application "XinePlayer"
activate
end tell

tell application "System Events"
if UI elements enabled then
click menu item "Open DVD" of menu "File" of menu bar 1 of process "XinePlayer"
end if
end tell
== cut here ===

And then in the CDs & DVDs pane of the system preferences, set this script to launch when inserting a video DVD.
[Version 0.3]


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Anonymous reviewed on 10 Apr 2005
Won't play episodes of RedVsBlue in quicktime format, neither will VLC, but of course QuickTime player handles them fine.

I'm looking for an every-format player, QT is usually junk. It doesn't support any standard Windows formats, but this apparently can't even play QuickTime?! It's not that much work to include QT support guys, really.
[Version 0.3]

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Anonymous commented on 10 Apr 2005
QuickTime 6 format streams (aka MPEG 4) are supported. QuickTime itself is merely a transport stream and hence some movies might play or not depending on the codec used to encode them.
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Anonymous commented on 10 Apr 2005
On your second point, if it is easy to add QuickTime support I await your patch with eager anticipation. :)
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Anonymous reviewed on 09 Apr 2005
Very, very, very slow-w-w-w. It isn't replacement for QuickTime, MPlayer or VLC. (Unfortunately, I havn't G5/2GHz)
[Version 0.3]

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Anonymous commented on 09 Apr 2005
There is a G3-specific build - see the end of the description for a link. I'm not sure if it'll be any faster than the G4/G5-build for someone on a G4, though.

Other than that, however, it does still depend somewhat on the media you're trying to play. :)
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Anonymous commented on 10 Apr 2005
I've tried the G3 builds on a G3 800 and speed is pretty bad. I wasn't even able to play a divx file smoothly. MPlayer remains the only player that seems to be able to play videos back smoothly (VLC will always throw up errors about dropping frams and other crap). On an 800mhz cpu it's a pretty sad state of affairs :(
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Anonymous reviewed on 08 Apr 2005
Unlike VLC, XinePlayer responds quickly to pause/play so it's now my preferred alternative player for unexported EyeTV transport streams.
[Version 0.3]


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Type:Multimedia Design : Video
License:Free
Date:08 Apr 2005
Platform:PPC 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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XinePlayer is a multimedia player for Mac OS X. It is based upon the stable and mature xine multimedia playback engine. It is designed to be a free replacement for QuickTime Player and DVD Player. Features:
  • Support for many popular formats including MPEG 1/2, QuickTime (MOV), DivX (AVI) and some Windows Media formats (WMV).
  • DVD playback (using the VideoLan libdvdcss decoding library).
  • DVD menu support for advanced navigation features.
  • Playlists.
  • Fullscreen playback.
  • Software deinterlacing.


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