>There's gnome-mplayer (there's probably a KDE variant), and smplayer, to
try out, at least.
>I have used GUI programs like XMMS or Audacious to play streams, but
you need to tweak the preferences, to increase cache sizing,
to avoid skips. Totem is too much of a black box (not enough options to
Before seeing above response,
I had just tried smplayer and it seems to be working well
I can't agree. This is a gross understatement. With SMplayer, the picture
is perfect, but the sound... the sound! It puts you right in the middle of
the scene. ( I have enhanced stereo and surround 4 enabled... on
I watched The Thomas Crown Affair yesterday and, when you're in the back
seat of the truck at the beginning of the film, you really are there: the
sound of the engine, the brakes, etc. are just so real.
Only with a little preamp!
Controlling back/forward with arrows and pgup pgdown works best.
If anybody thinks there's a better movie player, I'd try it but AFAIC,
it's kudos to Ricardo Villalba and his team. Great work!
smplayer -playlist xxxxxxxxx.pls
and it comes up with a small window that has volume slider and mute
just what i
In option, there's one for installing a very small icon in the panel.
That's how I start it.