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gthumb
"opens everything instantly. Currently the only program in Mint 19.3 to open Webp images. I HATE the interface however. I will never agree to hiding the menu bar for desktop apps, (and with no options to bring it back). Even more importantly I will never get used to the fact that scrolling the mouse will cycle images. SCROLLING SHOULD ZOOM OR PAN THE IMAGE, not cycle through images. Scroll the mouse wheel, and you're 15 images away from what you were viewing. An inexplicable developer choice that persists through the years. 3 because of that"
3
abcde
"Ripping is super fast and easy ONCE YOU DO SOME READING and setting up first. Create a ~/.abcde.conf file to store your settings once and for all, without having to give the same command every time or remember what the correct settings were.Search the website for examples. Remember to change the line "CDDBURL=" to CDDBURL="http://gnudb.gnudb.org/~cddb/cddb.cgi" because I think it's the only one that works. If something's going wrong chances are you HAVE made a mistake in the command or the settings file. Look again. If you do everything correctly, this little thing will detect your cd drive, detect any music cds inside, search online cd databases for the track names, rip, encode into any format, create ID tag and playlist with just ONE command: abcde"
5
mintstick
"It does NOT create UEFI-compatible usb sticks. Moreover, it does NOT clarify that. If you download, you will never find out why your usb stick is not booting. I lost 2 days of my life trying to figure out. Other usb boot programs come in UEFI and non-UEFI versions. Do NOT download, and uninstall the already installed version. UPDATE: In Mint 20.1, indeed it does create UEFI-compatible USB sticks"
5
vlc
"Used to be my favorite player for 15 years. Unfortunately, it has fallen behind in many ways. Hundreds of bugs have been plaguing it the last years. Moreover, it NEVER had decent subtitle finding capabilities. VLC relies on a shitty plugin called VLSub which is ABANDONWARE - has been in beta version since forever. The buggy thing constantly crashes, taking the player or the entire system with it. It's incredible that nobody has come up with a better solution for poor VLC all these years, given that multimedia players for windows like bsplayer just find the subtitle for you just in mere seconds just by opening the media file, since at least a decade now. No subtitle finding capabilities is a deal breaker for me. Not everyone is a native english speaker. More problems: Codec x265 HEVC does not play reliably but crashes often. But even with other videos types, player crashes randomly, a steady behavior through the years. Latest version 3.0.9 has a new feature, it now freezes in the system tray (what's it even doing in the tray? -I can't recall previous versions being there). Generally, VLC is getting worse and worse with every version. Someone needs to work on this player seriously. For the first time since the last 15 years, I no longer use it as my primary video player. Fortunately, the lowly SMPlayer has saved the day for me. Give it a try, it deserves it. I did, and never looked back."
1
smplayer
"At last. A player that plays everything AND HAS DECENT SUBTITLE CAPABILITIES. A much needed and missing feature in video players of the linux ecosystem. Goodnight VLC. It's been a beautiful decade. IMPORTANT. The repository version is (as usually the case) outdated. The online search feature doesn't work. Download from the website instead, create an opensubtitles.org account, and tell SMPlayer your login details"
5
mps-youtube
"In case you lack psychic capabilities, the command name is mpsyt, but it is not stated anywhere, unless you search online for it. Still, it doesn't work for me, says something about having exceeded my quota. Github page is dead -returns error 404. Really disappointed by ALL youtube players out there. Literally every one of them"
1
minitube
"Search doesn't work. Don't know and can't find any "additional plugin" on the homepage, as suggested by Stefanzh. Downloading the latest deb package from the website, returns "unsatisfiABLE dependency" so this is the end of the story. Uninstalling"
1
co.headsetapp.headset
"Important note: to use the app you need to obtain Youtube API (one for each machine you install to). You will also need to have a google account. Though techically not the app's fault, this is an annoying procedure, and there's no way I'm opening a google account"
3
winff
"Been using this for about 10 years, as there really is no alternative. Has not really evolved since the first time. Changing settings was and is a pain. No website, no documentation, no support, no forums. Ui is buggy with 4k upscaled displays. For basic operations, it is okay"
2
playonlinux
"outdated. Error message: version 4.2 is too old to run, install version 4.3.4 instead or something like that. Version 4.3.4 from website gives warning that it cant find OpenGL drivers, then that it needs packet xterm, and when you install it, it crashes with error message Error in POL_Wine Wine seems to have crashed. 8 tons of bugs"
1
tickr
"Abandonware. Broken graphics: instead of the textbox with running rss, a white flashing box appears. It's been like that for a few years, over several different distros and pcs. Pity this has been abandoned and nobody has picked it up to continue. No other rss client like that. Don't search, you won't find any alternative"
1