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I like VLC because of how lightweight and integrated it is.

Also, on my Windows Server 2008 R2 installs, I do not have Windows Media Player or any of the Windows Media codecs, so Media Player Classic won't play any windows media files, even with CCCP, FFDshow, or any other codec pack I've tried.

Downside is that audio quality still leaves a bit to be desired (no support for kernel streaming), and that you can't frame step video.

One problem I have noticed with both VLC and MPC is that neither will play my raw FRAPS recordings. They don't buffer enough and chop up like crazy. Winamp is ironically the only player I've tried that will handle gigabit per second plus video without chopping up.

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Well I don't doubt that you can do everything that I do in MPC probably in VLC, I just prefer it, guess thats all it comes down to what you prefer. One thing I suggest you try is when watching either right click on the video or click play and choose shaders and then choose "16-235 -> 0-225"
VLC can do a few things MPC can't and vice versa.

Also both NVIDIA and AMDs video drivers support forcing of full 0-255 dynamic range, which works in just about anything.
Edited by Blameless - 1/25/11 at 5:20am
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I use vlc mainly on ubuntu,second to smplayer with vdpau enabled.

On windows i use now potplayer mostly and till now i do not have any serious issues.
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Windows: CCCP or MPCHC ftw.
Linux or OSX: VLC ftw.
VLC sucks at palying high bit rate 1080p rips, other then that it's great. I have the latest CCCP and VLC on my windows comp.
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MPC-HC just has better codecs which result in better picture quality. It's easily evident.





To be honest, Zoom Player / KMPlayer / MPC-HC with MadVR (calibrated) and Reclock just owns everything else.

VLC is crap, total total crap.
My MadVR settings (on a calibrated Dell U2311H IPS panel monitor, tested with Inception @ 1080P)

Chroma Upscaling: Bicubic @ sharpness 75
Luma Upscaling: SoftCubic @ softness 80
Luma Downscaling: Lanczos @ 4 taps

Media player quality is all about the processing algorithms for different aspects of the picture. VLC just sucks in terms of this thus picture quality is crap. Some algorithms settings are better than others in some aspects, my settings is best overall picture quality / best compromise. MPC-HC's default processing codec is much better than VLC's but players that support MadVR = the best. The player doesn't matter as such really, it's the processing algorithm(s) it uses.
Edited by chinesekiwi - 1/25/11 at 7:24am
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Quote:
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VLC sucks at palying high bit rate 1080p rips
i.e. it sucks. If it can't perform at the highest benchmarks, then it's an inferior product. Same can be said about computer parts thus why sites use stress test benchmarks. See a 1080P movie as the stress test.
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I switched from VLC to Media Player Classic over a year ago. Reason being, I had one file, this was a movie I believe, that wouldn't play after five minutes. So since I couldn't get past that I tried another player. Since then, MPC hasn't been unable to play anything I've thrown at it, plus it feels much more lightweight than VLC does.
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Quote:
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I switched from VLC to Media Player Classic over a year ago. Reason being, I had one file, this was a movie I believe, that wouldn't play after five minutes. So since I couldn't get past that I tried another player. Since then, MPC hasn't been unable to play anything I've thrown at it, plus it feels much more lightweight than VLC does.
MPC is a discontinued project whilst MPC-HC is the continued (and better) one. there's a difference. Make sure you get MPC-HC and not MPC.
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Sadly VLC and MPC-HC still fail with my bluray backups from MakeMKV. Both crash within a few seconds of the file starting. But that's fine because they looks so much better in SMplayer with gl(fast) or vdpau.

But it's nice to have VLC since there are low resolution files and container/encodings that SMplayer doesn't like.
     
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Sadly VLC and MPC-HC still fail with my bluray backups from MakeMKV. Both crash within a few seconds of the file starting. But that's fine because they looks so much better in SMplayer with gl(fast) or vdpau.

But it's nice to have VLC since there are low resolution files and container/encodings that SMplayer doesn't like.
Try using AnyDVD HD and Handbrake to make bluray backups, has worked perfectly for me
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MPC is a discontinued project whilst MPC-HC is the continued (and better) one. there's a difference. Make sure you get MPC-HC and not MPC.
Ah, yes that's what I've been using.
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