Alternative to WMP for WMV files?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by DJ-phYre, Mar 4, 2005.

  1. DJ-phYre

    DJ-phYre To whom it may concern

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    WMP is always screwing up, are there any alternatives?
     
  2. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Nothing that's as solid as WMP.

    VLC: http://videolan.org/ will play them, so long as there's no WMV3 codecs involved, but I'd rather play them through WMP any day.
     
  3. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    I'd agree with SPeedY. VLC should be able to play most video formats, but I usually tend to use it only if there's something WMP10 can't already play. Don't get me wrong - VLC is one of the coolest apps I have seen, but it just doesn't feel as solid or as polished as WMP10.

    What sorts of problems are you having with WMP specifically? Have you updated to WMP10? It's far better than WMP9 was, and has a much cleaner UI as well. If you're having stability problems, you might want to reinstall it once. If there are glitches during playback, it might be a problem with the codecs. Try reinstalling those, or check the configuration panels for them, if any.
     
  4. Johnny

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    winamp ...
     
  5. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    Media Player Classic
     
  6. Kush

    Kush High On Life!

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    bs player, i like this player the most, its soo tiny, and plays everything i threw at it, and also its sexy with the apple skin:D
     
  7. jelliot

    jelliot OSNN Junior Addict

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    :suprised:Wow, I'm pretty suprised that no one mentioned Zoom Player from Immatrix Or the QCD player. Both f these will play WMV as well as nearly every other codec under the sun(or stars, if you're like most of us:) ), are skinnable and barely touch sys resources! check out Zoom here and QCD here. They are some of what I use, since I generally avoid WMP as well.


    Jelliot
     
  8. Android412

    Android412 OSNN Addict

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    I'll second dreamliner77's choice of Media Player Classic.

    I've tried most of the other ones, and it just seems to "work" the best for me.
     
  9. delta4s

    delta4s BLACK HAWK ALOFT

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    I second Zoomplayer, but I think it relies on installed WMP codecs
     
  10. Khayman

    Khayman I'm sorry Hal... Political User Folding Team

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    Zoomplayer also, it does use wmp codecs but never had a problem with it
     
  11. Johnny

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    I'm going to check out zoom player .. It looks like it might be pretty nice ..
     
  12. Johnny

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    O.k I tried zoom player - I don't like it, It has to many bugs ..
     
  13. Khayman

    Khayman I'm sorry Hal... Political User Folding Team

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    Really? like what? I've never encounted any
     
  14. Johnny

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    Moslty with skin support and video playback ,,, It jumps when video is playing, and the skins won't theme everything. Averything else seemed to work pretty good ..
     
  15. Khayman

    Khayman I'm sorry Hal... Political User Folding Team

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    oh right, i've never used any skins, cept default. And never had any video problems, use it as defualt for most video types and DVD.

    But hey ho! :) found anything else?
     
  16. Johnny

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    Usually when viewing dvd's I use Powerdvd, and pretty much default for everything else. I use Winamp for all my audio playing ..
     
  17. LordOfLA

    LordOfLA Godlike!

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    MPC gets my vote on the whole though I like zoom for video playback on secondary screen while working on the primary :D I cant remember how I did it but I managed to get it to not minimize from fullscreen when I removed focus from its window :)