Video players

Len Ovens len at
Tue Jun 4 00:18:15 UTC 2013

On Sun, June 2, 2013 11:58 am, Hartmut Noack wrote:
> Am 02.06.2013 17:23, schrieb Len Ovens:

>> In the mean time, Parole (like thunar) has been fixed and works on
>> anything I have tried it on.
>> We should perhaps switch back to Parole,
> Most people, that want a videoplayer that works for more or less
> everything will end up with either Mplayer or VLC both work with Jack
> also both are needed for encoding/videoediting anyway.
> I understand, that they are a bit tooo skilled to be shipped with Ubuntu
> by default but anyway: most users will end up with one of the two
> because they are simply the best solutions....
> So if you want the best for the user just install a script that
> recommends to install one of them.

Thank you for your comment. At the moment there doesn't seem to be anyone
who does more video than anything else. The purpose of a video player at
this point was for the normal desktop use as in completeness. I had not
thought of it as an essential tool for video creation.  That would be my
blind side. I understand video from an analogue and live production POV,
but not Desktop video creation. So I have added parole to fill the desktop
spot. Xine (which works for me when other things don't) seems to come by
default. But if there is something that is needed to fill a spot in the
video creation workflow. I would like to hear more about it. I had always
thought that the video editors like kdenlive provide their own way of
showing a video and that because of that a video player would not be

A good description of a video workflow for those of us who don't know
anything about it would be very useful. In fact a documentation of the
video work flow for those starting out in video creation would be

Len Ovens

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