Linux video player other than "RV Player"?


#1

Hi guys, i’m new to the community but i’ve been programming for games and now for films for several years.

I’ve been hired recently as rigger/pipeline TD and i have to install a video player for linux for the animators that is able to play frame by frame backwards and forwards and if it’s able to reproduce audio while doing so better than ever.

Some are using RV Player but the number of licenses we have is limited. I tried:

  • Openshot but the animators dont like it because it can’t loop the video.
  • vlc with jump to time extension but the backwards playback fails to work apparently it plays the frame forwards! (maybe it’s an issue of codecs or…¿?)

By the way we are using Centos 7 as OS

What do you guys use in your studios?


#2

We’re using Windows throughout our studio on everything except a few servers. Most of the animators are using Maya’s native playback tools or VLC, and I haven’t heard the problems you’re experiencing. Perhaps you’re using a codec that doesn’t work well for backwards playback? If your studio is looking at Shotgun for asset/task tracking, they just bought RV, so you should have seats available through them.


#3

Problem is many animators share the same account so when one opens RV, the others can’t use it at the same time because it gives a license error.

VLC’s jump to time extension behaviour puzzles me because no one on the site has reported this error. It apparently works well for everybody not in our case where i ve seen it myself.

By the way, i know many studios use linux with maya so i think it is a proven production environment.


#4

I wasn’t implying that Linux isn’t a proven environment, just providing context for my reply. Windows has a wider variety of software available in general, but you may still not find a perfect fit for a specific need like this.


#5

djv player
http://djv.sourceforge.net/

framecycler
http://www.iridas.com/support.php


#6

[QUOTE=svennovich;27944]djv player
http://djv.sourceforge.net/

framecycler
http://www.iridas.com/support.php[/QUOTE]

Thanks for the response.

DJV plays frame to frame so very well but it cannot concatenate several videos one after the other (that was another request from my art director).

I’ve tried MELT engine and it works perfectly but it lacks of GUI really a pity! so dont think the animators will find it friendly.

I need to test the frame cycler. Adobe bought IRIDAS so not sure if it is still available…

In other words, still open to new suggestions!!


#7

[QUOTE=jiceq;28203]Thanks for the response.

DJV plays frame to frame so very well but it cannot concatenate several videos one after the other (that was another request from my art director).

I’ve tried MELT engine and it works perfectly but it lacks of GUI really a pity! so dont think the animators will find it friendly.

I need to test the frame cycler. Adobe bought IRIDAS so not sure if it is still available…

In other words, still open to new suggestions!![/QUOTE]

You can try this one : http://jefecheck.jefecorp.com/
It looked interesting as an alternative to RV and is cross platform.
Enjoy !