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Originally Posted by _CH_Skyline_;13950288 
VLC, I haven't paid attention to any others. Which gives superior quality?

Arguably the best video player out there is Media Player Classic (with the addition of the Combined Community Codec Pack. CoreAVC increases the performance even further, but it isn't free). Sure, you have to install the codecs manually and you might need to tweak them a bit at some point, but MPC doesn't give you all the crap VLC does (read my post a page or two back), works perfectly once you set it up, handles everything you throw at it AND can be configured to use GPU acceleration. Very useful for unicore lads like me smile.gif
VLC is just a fad. A crappy one, while we're at it.

However if you reeeeeaaaaaally want to have all the codecs come together with your player, I hear KMplayer is decent. Haven't tried it, though. Still, probably better than VLC.
Edited by Hyoketsu - 6/21/11 at 7:46am
     
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post #93 of 131
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hyoketsu;13950611 
Arguably the best video player out there is Media Player Classic (with the addition of the Combined Community Codec Pack). Sure, you have to install the codecs manually and you might need to tweak them a bit at some point, but MPC doesn't give you all the crap VLC does (read my post a page or two back), works perfectly once you set it up, handles everything you throw at it AND can be configured to use GPU acceleration. Very useful for unicore lads like me smile.gif
VLC is just a fad. A crappy one, while we're at it.

If you want to have all the codecs come together with your player, I hear KMplayer is decent. Haven't tried it, though. Still, probably better than VLC.

Appreciate it, thanks. I've been using VLC for so long simply because I rarely need to manipulate it to play anything. I don't mind manually adding codecs either. I'll check out MPC, the GPU acceleration is enticing.
 
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Winamp for music, VLC for video. Realplayer for downloading videos. My eyes for listening to those videos. My ears for sniffing my songs. My nose for downloading crap.

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Wmp FTW
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Originally Posted by Hyoketsu;13946734 
What I'm amazed at is the number of people here using VLC. I've encountered VLC on numerous systems over the years, the last one being ~2-3 months ago, and boy, did it suck every single time... From very slow seeking times to non-functional codecs, to frequent hangs, crashes & artifacting. Have at least SOME of the numerous problems been fixed recently? Because I can't really see tech-savvy people like you, folks, using such a poor media player headscratch.gif
Don't take it personally.

Do not understand. Have been using VLC for at least 2-3 years now, never had one of those symptoms. 100% stability. Plays 100% everything. Does everything I've ever needed it to do. Foobar 2000 is probably a little better in customization, but VLC is the perfect video player.
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Originally Posted by Narzon;13951300 
Do not understand. Have been using VLC for at least 2-3 years now, never had one of those symptoms. 100% stability. Plays 100% everything. Does everything I've ever needed it to do. Foobar 2000 is probably a little better in customization, but VLC is the perfect video player.

Well, if the only things you're watching are SD xvid .avi files, then it's no wonder biggrin.gif Anything can play those correctly. Seriously, though, many of the aforementioned issues arose upon trying to play h264 .mkv videos, though there were some issues with different formats as well, can't remember which ones. Perhaps .ogm? Can't recall. Anyway...

Heck, maybe it magically works for The Chosen, I don't know, but from my personal experience, this is THE ABSOLUTE WORST video player I have encountered.
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Originally Posted by Hyoketsu;13952190 
Well, if the only things you're watching are SD xvid .avi files, then it's no wonder biggrin.gif Anything can play those correctly. Seriously, though, many of the aforementioned issues arose upon trying to play h264 .mkv videos, though there were some issues with different formats as well, can't remember which ones. Perhaps .ogm? Can't recall. Anyway...

Heck, maybe it magically works for The Chosen, I don't know, but from my personal experience, this is THE ABSOLUTE WORST video player I have encountered.


AVIs, MP4s, WMVs, MKVs, MOVs, FLVs etc.
I have watched everything, everyday (put on Rifftrax movies to fall asleep to), for 2-3 years without one single crash. And honestly, your post was the very first time I've ever seen someone trash it. All I need in a movie player are subtitle options, aspect options, and audio channel options. VLC has all of those and plays virtually everything in existence. No offense, but your claim that it's the "ABSOLUTE WORST" is complete BS. Worse than WMP? I don't think so.
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VLC media player all the way.

uses almost no resorces. playes everything under the sun. and can stream from anywhere. there is also an app for my phone that i can remote into the pc and use it as a remote control playlistes etc......
Edited by levontraut - 6/21/11 at 10:43am
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Winamp for Music (kept me happy for 13 odd years)
SMplayer for video files, I prefer the front end to Mplayer.
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