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No.826433

What program / app do you use to watch your animu?

For me it's MPC-HC. I previously used the Kawaii Codec Pack but found it was outdated since a few years ago and I'm too much of a brainlet to use mpv.

No.826453

And there's mpc-qt for the brainlets. https://github.com/cmdrkotori/mpc-qt

No.826466

>>826453

I was gonna use that but it had no option to set default subs and it didnt remember where I left off

seriously

>be pretentious enough to make a free software

>its worse than the original, which is also free software

No.826470

>>826466

Then contribute, fag. At least by creating a ticket. And mpv itself can set subs via slang.

No.826475

>>826433

mpv on GNU+linux.

No.826501

>>826433

Just use K-lite.

No.826502

LAV Filters Megamix and you're set.

No.826513

File: 8081121e7873e32⋯.jpg (1.6 MB, 5233x7543, 5233:7543, ad41e91670f30ccdb65b9f3e30….jpg)

>>826433

But even a tech-retard can use MPV on winblows by running it like you normally would anything else, instead of accessing it through the command line.

Just install a windows build ( https://mpv.srsfckn.biz/ ), open mpv.exe and drag&drop your animu directly onto the open window.

Read the manual that comes with it to learn the usefull hotkeys. "s - screenshot","shift+s - screenshot without subs", etc.

No.826531

>>826433

mpv because it's tried and true.

Although, I should try to figure out how to open videos that only have english audio but never turn on english subtitles, at the prioritizes japanese, french then english and the subs being english only.

No.826561

>>826433

On both Linux and Windows 7 I use SMPlayer, which is a fantastic frontend for MPlayer. Would recommend, though take a moment once you download it to set it up how you like.

No.826585

File: d0dd02b1c474f50⋯.jpg (105.58 KB, 1280x720, 16:9, mpv-shot0325.jpg)

I'll give you a hint

No.826602

File: 4d733176b4f2c15⋯.png (1.51 MB, 1920x1080, 16:9, 4d733176b4f2c1562673d58d0d….png)

Any faggot can use mpv. I don't know why people think you need to be a techfag to know how to use it. Just use it as any other player. Set it as default and double click what you want to watch. It's not hard.

The only difference with mpc-hc being that it's more lightweight and uses different keys for things.

f=fullscreen

s=screenshot

S=screenshot without subs

,=back one frame

.=forward one frame

That's it. That's all you need to know. Everything else is just like mpc-hc but faster.

No.826627

Does mpv have a playlist?

No.826641

>>826602

>>826585

How is this image quality compared to MPC-HC?

No.826642

>>826561

It can be used with mpv as well for the users who need to see buttons and other GUI elements.

No.826645

>>826641

It's just a bit worse compared to MPC-HC with madVR.

No.826672

Emby Theater except for the rare cases where it fucks up playback, then MPC-HC is my backup. I'm autistic enough that I have an open source media cataloguing and playback system for all my anime, music, and movies.

No.826678

File: 75d242ba0c7a9ad⋯.png (550.14 KB, 840x637, 120:91, BD version Popuko apologet….png)

Windows10 and crunchyrowru. I'm just fucking with you faggots. Loonix and sometimes VLC, when I'm not streaming it.

No.826682

>>826678

In order to fuck with anons you could take screenshots in mpv then rename them to vlcsnap-date-time.png before you post them here.

No.826684

>>826682

Legitimate question, why is vlc so shunned these days? I started using it like a decade ago and just never switched and it's been fine. What's the problem with it?

No.826689

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>>826684

The problems I'm aware of are:

Slightly worse color reproduction/banding. (I've never noticed this)

Occasional video glitches when VLC misses an "I frame".

Subtitles don't render when seeking. They only get displayed if you play the frame when they first appear on screen.

No.826693

>>826689

Ahh okay, I've noticed the subtitle thing and it bothered me a little bit but I generally don't skip around in anime so it was never a big deal for me. Maybe I'll switch to MPC or MPV I kow VLC isn't the greatest and I've just been using it since I've been too lazy to research a different media player and VLC has worked well enough so far

No.826699

>>826693

mpv has some nice features like scripting capabilities, but I agree that VLC works well enough. There are only a very small minority of videos where VLC has real playback issues, and a lot of the hate it gets is undeserved.

Issues like DRM on blueray disks are of much greater concern than your particular choice of media player.

No.826711

SMPlayer

It has standard mpv backend so it plays everything without hassle in good quality, but a lot of niceties piled on top of it.

>MPCHC skin (default is atrocious, that's my only complaint, so it has bunch of other skins inbuilt to fix that with two clicks)

>easy audio and subtitle selection and language priority can be set so you never hear dub even by accident

>subtitle size/position/delay formatting on the fly

>configurable hotkeys

>screenshot filename customization and format selection

>remembers playback position of each file

>thumbnail generator

>audio emulation for instances of shitty audio track so you can just go stereo or even mono channels

>can playlist

>chromecast

Truly anime pro choice.

No.826738

MPV

I enjoy the user scripting and minimalistic design. The config file I find useful depending on if I want to watch a stream or a sharper image.

No.826745

MPC-HC and madVR here. Using a damaged monitor.

No.826756

SMPlayer. It's quite remarkable. Probably the best features of it are it's configurability regarding subs and audio, and that it remembers playback position of different files. While it is configurable, it doesn't react particularly well to MPV config file changes. Well it probably would if I didn't suck dicks.

No.826760

>>826745

>Using a damaged monitor.

This is a good point. Unless you've bought a top-of-the-range monitor and calibrated it properly, that's going to have a much bigger impact on your experience than your choice of media player or post-processing filters. Even the lighting in the room is likely to have a bigger impact.

The difference in the appearance of images between two different cheap monitors can be really significant, which is especially annoying when creating digital art.

No.826815

>>826645

How much worse.

No.826825

mpv. It's fucking dogshit but I use linux so there's no other choice. Faggot can't even play 1080 anime without dropping frames and slowing down to a crawl until I go fuck with the faggot fucking nvidia drivers every single god damn time I turn my computer on.

No.826828

>>826825

What kind of potato are you running it on?

I'm pretty sure mpv can play 1080p video on a raspberry pi.

No.826831

>>826828

It has nothing to do with the hardware and everything to do with the crapass software that can't handle shit until I enable "Force Full Composition Pipeline" in the fucking Nvidia settings.

No.826833

>>826825

>>826831

>Nvidia

No.826834

>>826831

I know from experience that I can get 1080p playback to work with zero issues in mpv using fairly low-end hardware (integrated graphics, budget CPU from a couple of years ago).

Graphics drivers can be shitty, especially some nvidia ones, but that isn't mpv's fault.

Do other media players give better performance using the same drivers?

No.826839

>>826815

Not by much. The video is a bit blurrier than NGU Sharp, but it's good enough. Wouldn't switch to mpv from MPC-HC though.

And by "a bit" I mean that there's a clear difference between two screenshots.

No.826842

>>826825

>Nvidia with Linux

No wonder you're having problems. I made the mistake of giving them money too, and now driver concerns are the main reason I still use Win7 on my desktop instead of switching Linux like I did my laptop.

No.826864

>>826842

Is it really that bad? What distro?

No.826872

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>>826864

As a great man once said, "NVIDIA, fuck you." But no they're pretty hostile to open source and only provide closed drivers, which generally don't match well to the kernel, and the way the open drivers do things. By far the worst I had to deal with was NVIDIA Optimus where you can't even use the NVIDIA card without some filthy hack-around. There is an open driver being pieced together but I have no idea how that's progressing.

I don't know how the situation is for AMD, apparently their closed drivers suck even worse than NVIDIA. Intel graphics generally work OK and have open drivers.

No.826874

>>826864

They directly sabotaged efforts to make open-source drivers, while AMD provided some level of support to the same thing.

The group working on the open-source Nvidia drivers still lists basic 2D for the 900 series as WIP, never mind the latest gen.

No.826877

File: 740bf82313ad79f⋯.png (544.22 KB, 1920x1080, 16:9, screen11.png)

I use mplayer. As >>826711 Anon previously stated, it's fucking god tier, and he is mein neger-ini. >>826756 is super cool too.

I would also like to express my dearest sympathy to >>826825 as I also have an nvidia card. The proprietary drivers work well enough for my daily usage on my fucking 8 core desktop with a modernish card, but I wouldn't wish nvidia on a fellow GNU/Linux user. I'm going to buy an AMD card at some point.

>>826872

That great man is indeed, great. Fuck nvidia. *insert Linus Torvalds flipping the bird*

No.826880

File: cbef43f28488c92⋯.png (55.05 KB, 640x434, 320:217, mplayer.png)

Oh yeah and I use bare mpv. Simple and effective.

No.826883

>>826874

What about closed source drivers? I don't give a fuck about Stallman's kikery-corrupted notion of freedom.

No.826884

>>826883

They're shit but salvageable. You should really buy an AMD card though, if you get the chance. Nvidia drivers are a cunt in more ways than just performance.

No.826937

>>826884

AMD cards don't exist anymore. Memecoin miners have destroyed their entire market.

No.826938

>nvidia

>open source

Thats a good joke. The way things are and have been recently make it fairly clear nvidia products should only be used on windows. I've been contemplating building a meme PC with nvidia hardware

>>826937

It doesn't need to be a top end card if its only for watching anime. Integrated graphics are good enough and certainly all recent discrete cards are more than enough.

No.826939

MPC with the CCC pack. I've never really been too big on ricing my media player because I tend to read more manga than watch anime. I normally watch anime with Flux on because I did it by accident when watching Shingeki no Bahamut: Virgin Soul and wound up preferring to watch with the reddish tone. Virgin Soul fucking sucked.

No.826940

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>>826938

>integrated graphics

>AMD

No.826941

>>826939

SunsetScreen is better

No.826944

>>826941

Tell me more.

No.826946

>>826944

Well, on my machine f.lux generated a shitload of micro stuttering whenever it transitioned from day to night or night to day. SunsetScreen doesn't have that issue and is a bit more customizable.

If f.lux works on your machine, way to go I guess.

No.826947

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>>826602

>S=screenshot without subs

I love you, anon.

No.827072

File: a560c8fd19fd006⋯.jpg (99.3 KB, 1280x720, 16:9, mpv-shot0089.jpg)

>>826883

He's actually right about that even if he's a total quack about many other things. The binary NVIDIA drivers represent a security and maintenance issue, limit portability to other types of computers, and limit understanding of the hardware, among other things.

>>826947

Honestly, I just turn them off before pressing s if they're unnecessary.

No.827075

>>827072

I bet you press caps-lock instead of shift too.

No.827089

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>>827075

Ha. I use modifier keys extensively. Also apparently S defaults to no-sub screenshot so cool, good to know for those times I need to do it. Not like pressing v was much harder.

No.827315

>>826645

Are you talking stock mpv or configured to your liking with filters and such? It's a pain to A/B compare with two different operating systems but I find it's just as good with the right options.

>>826711

>>remembers playback position of each file

You can do that in mpv with the save-position-on-quit option.

>>826825

If your card supports CUDA, you should put hwdec=cuda in your config. Don't forget to install the CUDA drivers first. (Warning: They're fucking huge.)

No.827334

>>826877

>those horrible jpeg artifacts on the wallpaper

Disgusting lack of taste. Run it through the waifu2x denoiser.

No.827528

>>826877

>*insert Linus Torvalds flipping the bird*

That was cute, are you autistic by any chance.

No.827533

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>>827528

>are you autistic by any chance

You do know which board we're on, right?

No.827612

>>827533

/a/ for animation and comics.

No.827613

>>826833

>Nvidia

What else are you expecting him to do on Linux?

No.827631

File: ad28c1d754a111c⋯.webm (1.23 MB, 480x360, 4:3, Linus Torvalds - Nvidia, ….webm)

>>827528

It's real.

No.827679

I use whatever just werks

No.827683

>>826678

>streaming it

>VLC

I sincerely hope you're not this fucking retarded.

>>826684

>why is vlc so shunned these days?

>these days

How new are you?

>>826699

>I agree that VLC works well enough. There are only a very small minority of videos where VLC has real playback issues, and a lot of the hate it gets is undeserved.

Nigger shut up. VLC has been dogshit for a decade and it only gets worse. Do some more research as to why it's shit before pulling shit from your ass.

No.827693

>>827683

Having used both VLC and mpv extensively, I can say with confidence that you're grossly exaggerating. VLC gives 99% as good picture quality 99% of the time. It isn't perfect, but it's a very long way from dogshit. If I were making comparisons, I'd reserve words like "dogshit" for genuinely awful media players like quicktime or the crappy proprietary software you get for free when you buy a webcam.

No.827753

>>827683

I have VLC just to piss off people like (you).

>>827693

>quicktime

Now that is a name I have not heard in a long time.

No.827761

>>827693

>quicktime

Real player and the Real media formats would like to have a word with your quicktime.

No.827776

File: 6b61ad0c7efd494⋯.jpg (209 KB, 1280x720, 16:9, [HorribleSubs] Beatless - ….jpg)

mpv, with the line

screenshot-template="%f_snapshot_%p_[%tY.%tm.%td_%tH.%tM.%tS]"
in my ~/.config/mpv/mpv.conf so the screenshot names look normal.

No.827960

File: 02bd184f6d2ff4f⋯.jpg (147.44 KB, 1920x1080, 16:9, mpv-shot0084.jpg)

>>827776

>colons in filenames

That's pretty naughty man.

No.827981

File: a003a1e7b1207a7⋯.jpg (221.79 KB, 1200x1706, 600:853, 1470672311512.jpg)

>>826689

I've never had anything like that happen to me ever and I can't notice the supposed color bullshit either.

>>827683

Fuck you nigger VLC is God's own video player go suck your dad's dick. It always works flawless for me with narry a single issue.

No.828034

Honestly, VLC isn't that bad since the 3.0, but it's tarball is 25MB when mpv's is 3 while still not having stuff like advanced filters (ewa_lanczossharp for example), "smooth motion" or vapoursynth support.

mpv in general is less bloated and more configurable (via options or scripting).

No.828227

>>828034

I never fuck with configurations and don't give a rat's ass about filters.