Originally Posted by Steve
VLC is the best media player for every OS (except OSX)
For Linux I'd recommend mplayer2. mplayer2 has many advantages to VLC. It's straight to the point, and it's simple. It has a great default keyboard layout shat don't require shift, alt etc. It's got an excellent CLI support. And lastly, mplayer2 has better demuxers and working video driver support than VLC does. VLC is not the best for Linux user who knows what they are doing, and most Linux users I suspect know what they are doing.
For Windows, MPC-HC + FFDshow (CoreAVC for .h264), Haali, VSfilter. But I'd also recommend mplayer2 with SMPlayer front end (only if you are watching complicated soft subs with ASS. Libass is superior and faster than vsfilter).
The only reason why I would recommend VLC to anyone is if they were streaming videos.
And anyone who uses the options Matroska provides like ordered chapters will hate VLC. If you are working .mkv, haali splitter is better than the splitter used by VLC. It's also better than the splitter used by mplayer2.
Originally Posted by Alvasin
After careful review and consideration, The KM Player, now holds the "Best Pick" spot for this category.
Which KMplayer? The Konqueror or the Korean Mplayer? But it doesn't matter since mplayer2 is more up to date than both regardless if you are using Linux or Windows.
Looks like you mean the Korean Mplayer. Just look at the name. It's a mplayer coded by a Korean. Just go with mplayer2. And if you really want to use this, go with PotPlayer that the Korean developer is now developing instead of KMPlayer.Edited by ziddy123 - 5/15/11 at 12:38pm