Amir Majedi
Jonahan Silverman


Quicktime VS VLC Media Player

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From our analysis of QuickTime Media Player vs. VLC media player in regards to audio we determined the following:
1. That VLC is more functionally centered, while QuickTime seems to be more aesthetically centered, focusing on how it looks more than what it can do.
2. Quicktime uses a gradient in its audio control, but with no purpose. The gradient doesn't provide a distinction between distinct elements.
3. VLC uses more of a metaphor to physical playback device with its use of a simulated LCD display.
4. In Quicktime, the time elapsed appears on the left of the progress bar with time remaining on the right. To a new user, this may be confusing.

Video Files -

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1. The controls stay static in VLC as opposed to QuickTime which requires a mouseover to bring up controls, which isn't particularly apparent to a new user.
2. Also, the QuickTime player's controls covers a portion of the video, which detracts from the media itself.
3. When you open QuickTime, theres no feedback that indicates to the user that the application launched.
4. VLC opens up a command center when the application is launched.

Conclusion:
1. QuickTime's emphasis on the aesthetics of the media player over the functionality detracts from the media. We think that a media player should be a canvas for the media playing, as opposed to something that demands visual attention.
2. Even Lion Os addressed this issue with its deprecated use of extraneous blue buttons in its interface.
3. For these reasons, as well as VLC support for a wider range of video and audio formats natively, we have decided to place QuickTime in the Hall of Shame and VLC in the Hall of Fame.