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Guys, stop condescending people who don't know anything about codecs and are still using VLC.
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post #52 of 129
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Guys, stop condescending people who don't know anything about codecs and are still using VLC.

There's still the odd network stream that MPC won't play, you know.
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post #53 of 129
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Guys, stop condescending people who don't know anything about codecs and are still using VLC.

Or the people that just want to install a good media player quickly and be done with it, like me. I use XBMC most of the time, but VLC is my back-up, it always works.
post #54 of 129
That's odd... usually you'd expect them to remove crap features that (almost) nobody uses. Like... bitlocker.

Or add useful features...

Now this ? Lol. Windows 7 it is...
post #55 of 129
Wish they'd drop Media Player and Internet Explorer from the OS entirely, or at least make them completely modular.
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post #56 of 129
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Guys, stop condescending people who don't know anything about codecs and are still using VLC.
What exactly are you talking about? I've used VLC for as long as I can remember and it has always worked perfectly fine for me. I've tried CCCP/MPC and as far as I can tell there's no discernible difference as far as video/audio quality. I've seen the "VLC is inadequate" argument proposed multiple times but there's never anything beyond that statement. I'm genuinely curious, and I'm not looking to start an argument over this.
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What exactly are you talking about? I've used VLC for as long as I can remember and it has always worked perfectly fine for me. I've tried CCCP/MPC and as far as I can tell there's no discernible difference as far as video/audio quality. I've seen the "VLC is inadequate" argument proposed multiple times but there's never anything beyond that statement. I'm genuinely curious, and I'm not looking to start an argument over this.

I am curious as well, I have used Arcsoft Total Media Theater 5, and the quality may look a _bit_ better, but the lag introduced by any kind of filtering/correction is noticeable on my HTPC, plus it costs a small fortune for such a basic piece of software.... I PM'ed Chrit though as I fear this is getting into a flame war.

Whats really funny is I saw a local DJ using Windows Media Player on her Windows 7 laptop :! At least use something better like Winamp wink.gif
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No need of that crap from M$ anyway. KMplayer + VLC for life!
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win8 keeps getting better and better, without their crap media player there will be more free space for SSD

also we have
media player classic, madvr, lav cuvid decorder, core avc with cuda, ffdshow,

only a noob would buy wmp, and they will
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Guys, stop condescending people who don't know anything about codecs and are still using VLC.
What exactly are you talking about? I've used VLC for as long as I can remember and it has always worked perfectly fine for me. I've tried CCCP/MPC and as far as I can tell there's no discernible difference as far as video/audio quality. I've seen the "VLC is inadequate" argument proposed multiple times but there's never anything beyond that statement. I'm genuinely curious, and I'm not looking to start an argument over this.

For a while it couldn't handle 1080p without pixelization. It couldn't do Hi10p. No external codecs. The internal render is inferior to MadVR or something else.

For me, the reason that I didn't like it is that you don't really have control over what it can do. With MPC-HC I can control exactly how it outputs even to the color correction.
Anandtech did a little comparison but if you just go to screenshotcomparison.com and look up VLC vs MPC-HC you'll see that VLC usually has washed out colors and more pronounced pixels.

The main reason I switched though was when Hi10p came out and now that I spent the time to setup my codecs (MPC-HC+MadVR+Haali) I have no reason to switch back.
     
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