What is the best alternative to QuickTime ?
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Click to open files and get Video with sound (and passthrough of codecs like DTS etc) for a perfect cinema experience. Works okay for many files. Default window is not much more than a title bar - and if you drag/resize the window it resizes the video and leaves no empty areas. There is no visible control or display unless you use mouse/keyboard over the window. This is the best player to use unless you're going for a media center (then use MPV based Plex Media Player to display and play the Plex Server library). See More
VLC is a media player first and foremost. There is no library management (aside from playlists), limited usage of tags, and no rating system. VLC is best at playing a file directly from a folder, but falls behind when it comes to helping you manage or find good songs in your music library. See More
Yes. Lightest. Even better than the ones known to be light. Both when playing music, only a single song or when playing a video. Either in terms of Ram and Cpu. Compared with almost all, including the ones from Windows like mpc-hc .. or light ones from Linux like Alsa Player, Audacious, SmPlayer . See More
Something I did not encounter often is the fact, that GOM Player has some magic trick up its sleeve. It mostly allows to rename the currently playing files and sometimes I can even move them. I cannot really tell how that works, but it does (playing from UNC network paths here (ntfs, windows)). See More
Capturing (screen, video, a window, etc.) with annotation + automation makes for some powerful workflows. Annotation is key for research on any project size. Capturing screenshots, editing them ("annotating"), converting to a PNG, removing the background to make a transparent version, saving to google drive, creating large+med+sm sizes, uploading thumbnails, is an example of a workflow you could create. The list goes on... You'll find the same strength & depth in features for image handling also for text, videos, other files by type, and on and on.. See More
Useful for game development frame debugging. Your average user won't need this. VLC has frame advance, but it's hidden and non-intuitive; I'm not sure if VLC can step backwards, I don't think it can. So, MPC-HC is better in my book for that functionality. See More
CloudApp allows you to share images, links, music, videos and files. Choose a file, drag it to the menubar and a short URL will be automatically copied to your clipboard that you can use to share your upload. Additionally you can view, track and delete files right from your menubar. See More