🧙 Lucian Marin Energy impact of movie players on OS X: VLC 120, MPlayerX 90, mplayer 60, QuickTime 30. Since running mplayer from command line isn't a nice experience, picking MPlayerX over VLC seems the right choice for playing MKV files.
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Mark Dain This! MPlayerX along with iWork and Safari are fantastic for battery life
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Martijn Yet another reason to use the one made by Apple, in other words. Much like how using Safari gives you more web browsing hours. I might give QuickTime a try again. How does MPlayerX (or mplayer) do with FLV files? I use VLC a lot for those (on Android too). Converting MKV to MP4 is doing well for me. Many do not even need to be reencoded, just repackaged: ffmpeg -i input.mkv -codec copy output.mp4
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🧙 Lucian Marin That command line works great! Now only if it was an AppleScript service for Finder... I don't know about FLV, but MPlayerX handles H.265 better than VLC. H.265 is my new favorite video codec.
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