Media Players

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by luish, Oct 29, 2006.

  1. luish

    luish OSNN Senior Addict

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    Hey !

    I was wondering what media player are you using and why ?
    Which one do you think it is the best overall.

    I used a lot Media Player Classic and WMP v11.0.

    Just saw the new (maybe old) BS player and was just wondering..
     
  2. Grandmaster

    Grandmaster Electronica Addict Political User Folding Team

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    I mainly use VLC, but sometimes I like to use Media Player Classic.

    For music I use iTunes 7.
     
  3. Kr0m

    Kr0m Moderator

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    Mainly WMP for video (I've got a crappy monitor which is darker than normal... it's easy to make the dark vids more bright)
    For music, foobar2000.
     
  4. Bman

    Bman OSNN Veteran Original

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    I always go back and forth, VLC for videos, and between Winamp and WMP for music.
     
  5. madmatt

    madmatt Bow Down to the King Political User

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    WMP for everything (currently WMP11 Beta 2).
     
  6. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    WMP11 for music. Library management is awesome in v11. :)
    VLC or WMP11 (w/ ffdshow) for video.
     
  7. vertigo

    vertigo OSNN Senior Addict

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    media player classic because it's the best windows player ;)

    winamp or foobar for music
     
  8. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    I can't for the life of me figure out why vlc can play just bout everything and you don't ever need a codec

    it even plays unfinnished downloads, the lates version will actually repair an unfinnished download

    can someone tell me why other media players need codecs and can't play unfinnished videos where vlc has no problem?
     
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  9. Grandmaster

    Grandmaster Electronica Addict Political User Folding Team

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    perris: VLC just has all the required codecs "out-of-the-box", because it comes with Libavcodec.
     
  10. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    aha

    why is it able to play unfinnished downloads?, why can't other players do that?

    and why don't other players use the same codec pac?
     
  11. vertigo

    vertigo OSNN Senior Addict

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    it uses ffmpeg, encoding/decoding lib which is capable of playing most formats out there (VC-1 included as of recently)

    just reconstructs the avi index, nothing more. same deal for mpeg ps

    other media players rely on directshow, which is one of VLC's weaknesses. it can't utilize it so is limited only to ffmpeg. meaning poor AVC performance and no dxva. another weakness is the interface. the good looking (wxwidgets) has crappy seeking and the skins are just terrible IMO. also far too many bugs but that can be expected with so many natively supported formats.

    other players do use ffmpeg. the best (far less buggy than VLC, virtually no overhead, plays more formats than VLC eg real media) is mplayer
     
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  12. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    nice info vertigo, reps
     
  13. yalooze

    yalooze OSNN Addict

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    BSPlayer for most things. MPC for everything else. If I could get MPC set up with all my keyboard shortcuts how I want them I'd use it for everything.
     
  14. Mainframeguy

    Mainframeguy Debiant by way of Ubuntu Folding Team

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    Foobar2000 for music (like the small footprint and stripped down look - it does the job too).....

    PowerDVD for DVDs....

    WMP for the rest.
     
  15. bobsalot

    bobsalot Boooooooooooooooooooom

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    wmp11 for everything. its just great.
     
  16. Khayman

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

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    wmp, winamp, zoom player
     
  17. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Zoom Player but mostly WMP10 at the moment.
     
  18. Khayman

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

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    copy cat :p
     
  19. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    what's the latest codec pak for the media player classic?
     
  20. vertigo

    vertigo OSNN Senior Addict

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