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Thu Jan 31, 2013, 10:34 PM

What is the best MP4 free software?

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Reply What is the best MP4 free software? (Original post)
Baitball Blogger Jan 2013 OP
TM99 Jan 2013 #1
Baitball Blogger Jan 2013 #2
TM99 Feb 2013 #3
Ptah Feb 2013 #5
TM99 Feb 2013 #6
RoccoR5955 Feb 2013 #7
TM99 Feb 2013 #8
RoccoR5955 Feb 2013 #9
TM99 Feb 2013 #10
Ptah Feb 2013 #4

Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 11:03 PM

1. VLC is my preferred player

VLC Media Player will play all MP4's perfectly on Linux, OS X, and Windows.

https://www.videolan.org/vlc/

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Response to TM99 (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 11:39 PM

2. Thank you!

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 01:40 AM

3. You are welcome!

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Response to TM99 (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 09:11 PM

5. Thank you for this recommendation!

I removed Real Player and am now enjoying the VLC Payer!



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Response to Ptah (Reply #5)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 10:53 PM

6. No Problem

Yeah, VLC Player is so much better than Real Player.

I use a stripped down version of Debian Linux on an old IBM Thinkpad laptop with VLC as a portable media player. It will play anything I throw at it from old avi's to new mkv's and mp3's to ape files.

It is a great little application.

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Response to TM99 (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 11:15 PM

7. VLC is for me!

And you... If VLC won't play it, it's proprietary, and you need whatever the vendor wants you to use.

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Response to RoccoR5955 (Reply #7)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 01:52 AM

8. Absolutely

I do my best these days to avoid as many proprietary formats and applications as possible.

Even on Windows, I use Open Office, GIMP, Inkscape, Scribus, Infranview, VLC, Miranda & Pidgin, PostgreSQL, Clamwin, Audacity, VLC, 7Zip & Peazip, ImgBurn, Sumatra PDF, and NotePad++. I also use as much as possible small developers' applications over the big corporations. I much prefer Sagan Metro for midi & hard disk recording then I do Logic or ProTools. I love developing with PowerBasic, Squeak, and SWI-Prolog.

It took me a few years to make the switch, but it has been worth it. And these days, I rarely have any compatibility issues.

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Response to TM99 (Reply #8)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 10:57 AM

9. You forgot a couple

Like handbrake, cdburner XP and audacity.
The more people who use these open source programs, the better!
And if you HAVE to buy software, buy shareware, because the money goes to the developers, not the corporations!

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Response to RoccoR5955 (Reply #9)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 11:02 AM

10. Indeed

Yes, I listed audacity. I never had a need for Handbrake, but it is an excellent program from what I have seen and heard. I prefer ImgBurn but it always nice to have options, isn't it?

I definitely believe in supporting developers directly through shareware. I would not be able to continue my development without users purchasing directly from me. I stopped developing for Apple when they force me to go through their App Store and give up a percentage of my profits for no real good reason other than they want complete control of the ecosystem.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 09:10 PM

4. Thanks for asking this question, Baitball Blogger!

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