Since I have no preference, as I haven’t tried any of these players, what is being perceived as the best media player for OH integration?
I am simply putting the feelers out, as I haven’t used any of these, and ATM (not knowing anything more or better) envisage to play movies on a TV, or may watch them on a PC from a single storage location.
I reckon the PC option is just noise, as am using VLC to cover all my ‘video and audio’ needs from a PC perspective.
[edit 1] Just thought of another use case: showing photos on some screens, like picture frames. But maybe this is more a slideshow / kiosk functionality than a media player function? [/edit 1]
I like the idea of being able to ‘blend’ OH messages into the TV screen, or pause a movie… to do really useful stuff from an automation perspective rather than needing sophisticated ‘media’ capabilities.
I am looking forward to your experience or pointers to read up on. Thanks.
[edit 2] (After having received three replies) I forgot to say that I do not want to rely on any Internet-based service or cloud. I have my own libraries/folders with music, videos and images, and simply want to watch/listen/look at media files in different rooms and devices. I may read a book on a mobile devices, and listen to music via Bluetooth headset… or watch a movie in a common format on a screen. It’s nothing fancy from what I understand, but a stable functioning OH integration is most important to me. Why? Because I imagine to manage the lighting or pause button, or see who’s calling