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#1  January 2, 2012 - 12:47pm
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Hi All,

just curious as to what most of you use to playback your movies on ATV2. Do you prefer the firecore Media Player or the XBMC player?

My initial testing with big MKV's show better results (less buffering) using the Media player.

This actually surprises me as I would have thought the XBMC player would have been the most evolved.

Keen to hear others experiences.

Thanks

Dan

  January 2, 2012 - 1:21pm
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  danl.9632 wrote:

Hi All, just curious as to what most of you use to playback your movies on ATV2. Do you prefer the firecore Media Player or the XBMC player? My initial testing with big MKV's show better results (less buffering) using the Media player. This actually surprises me as I would have thought the XBMC player would have been the most evolved. Keen to hear others experiences. Thanks Dan

 

 

Media Player it works and my wife can use it , and if she is happy then i am Smile

  January 2, 2012 - 2:01pm
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Is there also a video quality difference between XBMC player and the Firecore one? I know XBMC use hardware acceleration and don't encode/convert for example a .mkv. How does the Firecore Mediaplayer behave? Also transparent .mkv so no live conversion or something?

 

Before i use Air Video on the iPad and stream via AirPlay to my tv, but you can see it is converted, also when i pick the highest bitrate.