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I remember using VLC Player as being the only player to use if Windows Media Player didn't work out for me (I think it was like 5+ years ago). I really didn't like it for the way it was set up so I did everything I could to avoid using it from researching/installing/uninstalling different codecs. Then I met Zoom Player thumb.gif
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Am I the only one who uses PotPlayer?

And I feel I'm the only one that uses Zoom Player. I'm already too used to the customizations so I ain't switching anytime soon until I run into any excessive problems. I know there are haters...but CyberLink PowerDVD will continue to be my Blu-ray player of choice (as well as my PS3). Plus Winamp provides my needs for music until I start learning how to edit/rip music files.
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I like that the controls now maximize when playing in full screen; always bothered me that the scrub bar was smaller in full screen mode than simply maximizing the video.
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post #63 of 85
If you're looking for simple, just use the mplayer2 + SMPlayer2 frontend pre-packaged installer

Open source, regularly updated, great performance and compatible with tons of formats.

mplayer2 <-- pre-packaged installer here
SMPlayer2

I went from VLC to CCCP to mplayer to mplayer2. I don't think I'll ever go back to another player.
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post #64 of 85
I love VLC media player more than I love my own family. Not once have I ever had a video file refuse to play in VLC, nor have I had any glitches in the program whatsoever. I am excited for this.
post #65 of 85
Awesome! I've used VLC for years and always viewed it as a half finished product because of it's basic interface, hopefully this will make it a bit more flashy without adding any bloat to it.

On a side note - does anyone know if you can get VLC to play bluray discs? I tried to get it to work but ended up having to use powerDVD that came with my disc drive.
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It will have "Blue Ray Media Support", but it will not be able to play commercial Blue rays. It has the open source blue ray library in it is all. A step in the right direction, but still a long way to go till they get licensed to play a Blue Ray disk with anything but a home movie on it...maybe some indie film publishers might make disks that will work.
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It will have "Blue Ray Media Support", but it will not be able to play commercial Blue rays. It has the open source blue ray library in it is all. A step in the right direction, but still a long way to go till they get licensed to play a Blue Ray disk with anything but a home movie on it...maybe some indie film publishers might make disks that will work.

They'll have full support for all Blu-Rays. It was the same with DVD's too when they first came out, Blu-Rays have been out a while so likely they've been working on it since. And Blu-Rays copy protection has already been cracked.
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I love VLC media player more than I love my own family. Not once have I ever had a video file refuse to play in VLC, nor have I had any glitches in the program whatsoever. I am excited for this.

VLC is hated by the anime watching community. That is likely where all the negativity comes from.
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They'll have full support for all Blu-Rays. It was the same with DVD's too when they first came out, Blu-Rays have been out a while so likely they've been working on it since. And Blu-Rays copy protection has already been cracked.

Oh? Well, we will see. It would be awesome if it can. I just only see mention of the libbluray library getting added and I don't think that is not enough to play a regular Blue Ray movie. I will happily be wrong though. I don't think there is an even halfway decent official Blue Ray player for PC out there. I use PowerDVD 11 and it is horrible. Most disks don't even have mouse support on the main menus and the sound is either too loud or too quiet. I've resorted to ripping the movie first and then play it in VLC anyway.
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CCCP + MPC Home Cinema + CoreAVC = Pure Win

THIS!
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