LinuxPlanet: Helix Player Needs More Cooking Time
Mar 08, 2004, 23:00 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Kurt Wall)
"I've never really been satisfied with the slate of streaming
media players for Linux. I'm thinking specifically of the one from
RealNetworks. Okay, to get down to cases, I think Real Player for
"The proprietary codecs pose problems of their own, but it is
the player that really sent me over the edge. The interface is
plain, albeit functional; performance is, well, lackluster (my
grandmother was slow, but she was old); the audio and video quality
compare unfavorably to the equivalent offering for other platforms;
and support is worse than hit or miss.
"I've spent the past few days with Helix Player for Linux, and
my opinion of the Real technology, repackaged as Helix DNA, has
changed. Read on to see why..."