Lifehacker Awards 2014: Vote For The Best Media Player Software

Voting is now open in the 2014 Lifehacker Awards! Here's a reminder and a chance to vote for the best media player software.

Thanks for voting! We'll begin announcing the results from Monday 8 December. Want to vote in other categories? Check out our mega-voting post.

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    XBMC is being re-branded to Kodi.

      Yeah, but everyone knows it'll stay XBMC forever... In our hearts.

      Im tryin to download this, trying to play show box and need a good video player to do it. And ideas. Tia.
      Im on my android phone btw.


      I put Foobar2000 (because it's fantastic for music), but Potplayer is the best video player I've ever used, hands down.

      Last edited 04/12/14 12:32 pm

    Am I the only one still using GOM player??

    Raspbmc is not a Mediaplayer software, its a Distribution based on Debian with included XBMC, so i dont think it fits in this list.

      Stephan, I agree. Raspbmc votes should be counted under XBMC.

        well I voted for Raspbmc.... But I agree, it shouldn't be there. Xbmc/Kodi is the thing, Raspbmc is just a distribution of Xbmc/Kodi for Raspberry Pi.

    no mplayer? that's a shame. it plays almost everything, and is much lighter than most everything on this list.

    XBMC FTW. Been a user for years, and I have tried everything from XBMC to Linux Media Centre (a home automation system/media centre), and XBMC wins every time.

    XBMC/Kodi for sure. It's only weakness is the lack of an 'add-on' to access Netflix in a stable manner. VLC is pretty sweet especially if you're running a Plex server, but does anybody know what has happened to the VLC iOS app?

    WHAT? No love for Media Player Classic Home Cinema?

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