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post #51 of 85
Looks good, I am excited. A new version from the best player available smile.gif much better than the stupid wmp12 that just causes blue screens everytime its opened.
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Everyone forgets that installing codec packs on computers that you don't have admin access to might not be feasible. VLC is a great program to throw on a flash drive and use on older PC's as well as current ones that you don't have access to.


Plus it is extremely lightweight. I used to swear by WMP with codec packs installed but WMP feels clunky compared to VLC and Foobar.


VLC + Foobar all the way.
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People still use VLC in 2012?

Really? This is all I have used for years and years....
    
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Everyone forgets that installing codec packs on computers that you don't have admin access to might not be feasible. VLC is a great program to throw on a flash drive and use on older PC's as well as current ones that you don't have access to.
Plus it is extremely lightweight. I used to swear by WMP with codec packs installed but WMP feels clunky compared to VLC and Foobar.
VLC + Foobar all the way.

Yeah but ummm most stand alone players do that, VLC isn't anything real special.... Honestly I'm sad mplayer doesn't get more limelight, more projects have come from it than any video player I have ran into.
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I really dont like the new UI which is inspired by itunes, i like it simple and unobtrusive.
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Don't know why people still use codec packs...bloated to the max. All you need is MPC-HC and LAV Filters. Then get MadVR for quality if you are on a desktop. Turn off all internal decoding in MPC-HC and MadVR and make LAV Filters do the decoding and splitting.
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Don't know why people still use codec packs...bloated to the max. All you need is MPC-HC and LAV Filters. Then get MadVR for quality if you are on a desktop. Turn off all internal decoding in MPC-HC and MadVR and make LAV Filters do the decoding and splitting.

Sounds like a lot of work when I can just start up any video with VLC without the filters and decoding......jus' sayin'.
    
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post #58 of 85
I like vlc because I didnt have to use codec packs to get anything to work.. But I switched from mpc to vlc when vlc was getting close to hitting version 0.9x. The only thing I dont like about vlc is the library thingy they got going on. Cause if I would select multiply files and click to play with vlc it would put the files in a random order which is annoying when your watching a anime series.

WMP I like to use for music as it makes the music sound awesome through my crappy $20 headphones. And vlc sucks with its presets, but i do like the fact of it using alot less cpu resources then wmp when it came to playing mp3s as it bugs me to see a mp4 player running up to 20% usage and avg out at 10%. Where vlc only used at max 10% with an avg around 5% or lower. And that is with a C2Q @ 3.2ghz.

Idk but I personally like a AIO solution that gives me no issues playing videos no matter what it is. Plus i love using it for playing HD movies through my laptop with it. Works great even tho I have noticed it doesnt like the 8000 series gpus for decoding especially playing mpeg.
 
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I use VLC on Linux for everything. It's still the only media player on Linux that doesn't have too many issues with navigation in DVD ISO files, although in the past I've had to use KMPlayer (MPlayer frontend for KDE, not KMPlayer on Windows) for certain DVDs. BluRay media support is a fantastic addition and not before time, either. smile.gif
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post #60 of 85
Ive been using VLC for years, haven't found a video file it couldn't handle.

My PC with VLC seems to be the only place i can be 100% sure a file will work.

Xbox 360, WD TV etc wont play some files and what relay annoys me is that the WD TV will play most .mkv's but some of my 1/1 blu ray rips it cant handle... frown.gif

Anyway, ill be getting this for sure, wish I could flash my WDTV with VLC media player, would be awesome!!!
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