A great, yet simple GUI for mplayer, which is probably the best video player for linux(Which also explains why it sould need a GUI for most windows users)
The GUI has a simple GUI which gives basic options such as Aspects, subtitles and so on.
Yet i sometimes feel that the interface lacks some functions, escially the subtitle part(The devoloper IS working on that, however.)
Playback is perfect! I've thrown everything at it, and has yet to find one Encoding/Packing that it was unable to play!
One would normally mention VLC when talking about play-it-all programs, but mplayer is lighter, run files smoother & MPUI just helps us navigate around the media player.
Thank you for a great program.
MPUI 220.127.116.11 on 07 March 2006, reviewed by: Keith Schlesinger
The audio and video are a bit out of sync on the .NSV container files I played.
The killer for me was the failure of the slider to work on .NSV H.264 coded files. It would move but then "bounce back" to the same place it began. So I can't move around in the file or skip unwanted sections.
Until that is fixed, I must keep looking for a proper H.264 player. Even Winamp can't manage it just yet...
I hope the developer/programmer reads this page and gets the message. I don't have any other way to reach him/her.
Check this page: http://mpui.sourceforge.net/index.php?page=contribute
MPUI 18.104.22.168 on 24 February 2006, reviewed by: Kei
I must say... MPUI is excellent.
I've been using Media Player Classic and the ffdshow codecs and many other programs and software like VideoLAN Client. But just now comparing them to MPUI, they are not as smooth. I mean video files in MPC and other players play rather skippy though feasibly smooth, compared to MPUI, which is amazingly smooth. I also love the clip info feature as well, because it lets me analyse and compare the qualities of multiple files.
And the biggest advantage (at least to my system) is the playback of H.264 video content.
I have a (Sony VAIO) Intel Celeron 2.8Ghz laptop with 1GB RAM, and 128MB (shared max) Radeon IGP video graphics, and that should be sufficient to decode H.264 videos without problems, but I've been trying endless pieces of software and codecs; Media Player Classic (with mplayer), ffdshow, VLC, WMP, the works, and they fail to play H.264 encoded video properly. But MPUI just takes it away and plays them without any problems at all.
Why is this?
I just haven't a clue why MPUI manages to succeed in this whilst MPC combined with either CCCP or ffdshow doesn't.
However, I would like to see MPUI support screen resizing and positioning, (like that featured in Media Player Classic), so that I can resize the video and reposition the image so that I can overcome the and correct the problems caused by overscan when I connect my VAIO to my TV.
I would like to see that feature implemented into MPUI.