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Windows 7: Best media storage player advice please

31 Jan 2012   #11
dsperber

Windows 7 Pro x64 (1), Win7 Pro X64 (2)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TWardy View Post
Is there nothing that does all in one? Music, movies storage and sorting
Jaangle plays videos as well as music.

I don't know what kind of "movies" you're asking about, but you could certainly investigate for yourself. Just try it out.

I also have CyberLink PowerDVD 9 installed, theoretically to support playing BluRay movies from the BluRay drive in my machine. Turns out I have NEVER watched a BluRay movie that way, preferring to play the disc on my real Oppo player with my real HDTV and real multi-channel sound system.

For occasional videos played on my PC I'd just use WMP or VLC. I don't know how extensive is your video/movie/DVD collection or what you want to do with it, but I do know Jaangle can also play videos.


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31 Jan 2012   #12
dsperber

Windows 7 Pro x64 (1), Win7 Pro X64 (2)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TWardy View Post
Thank you. I will check it out
Let me know if you have questions. There is LOTS in this product that you will discover for yourself by exploring the settings and options, or just trying out different things.

For example my screenshots show a particular "skin", not the default. Same with the particular sort sequence of artist\album, font size, thumbnail size, etc.

Also, I have my own collection of high-quality 500x500 album art (same used by Winamp, and also my Cowon J3 PMP) installed into Jaangle so that's what is shown any time an album is selected. The other photos and images are automatically retrieved by Jaangle from LastFM and Amazon, along with artist bios, album reviews and track lists, etc., when you define where your "collection" lives (one or more folder locations) on your hard drives.
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31 Jan 2012   #13
rraod

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
 
 

If you have a HDTV and want to watch the movies in high definition and listen to music directly on TV without the use of computer, you can try the WDTV from Western Digital.

This is an excellent product which will allow you to watch movies of different formats like mpg, avi, mkv, mov etc., music of different formats like, wav, mp3, wmv, and much more formats and also view photos of different formats like bmp, jpg, gif etc.

This is a hardware multimedia device with a remote control which allows you to control the device like a DVD player. You can connect two HDDs (max 2 TB each) through USB ports, and a TV with either HDMI port or component jacks.

This device will organise and aggregate the video, audio files and images separately from both the hard disks.

You will also find similar devices in the market which will do the same job.
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02 Feb 2012   #14
TWardy

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Ok. Thanks for all the info guys. I am just gonna keep it simple for now and will try either Jangle or Winamp.

Thanks
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02 Feb 2012   #15
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
Most of the players mentioned will play videos and music

Most (if not all) of the players mentioned will play videos and music.

I use separate video players because of the curse of codecs.
Also, for some reason VLC and MPC-HC won't tune into all of the available DTV stations (on my PC).
Each one gets about 2/3 of the available stations, so using both of them I get 100%.

Interestingly enough, Window Media Centre has no problems tuning into 100% of the available DTV stations.
I don't like the UI and the way it interacts with the W7 Libraries .

Winamp
  • Can play video.
  • Has a DTV plugin, but I couldn't make it work (on my PC).
  • Displays album art (~700 x ~700 pixels) using the ClassicPro plugin.
  • Has a large number of skins available for it (I use a modified WMP 11 lookalike skin).
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