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Windows 7: Why does Microsoft's media player rule?

22 Jun 2013   #11
kado897

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Lots of skins for vlc here. VideoLAN - VLC media player - Skins


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22 Jun 2013   #12
sk0t0s

Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

I've been using MPC a lot for a long time. VLC when MPC cannot play some of the video files but rarely.

WMP for playing music only.
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22 Jun 2013   #13
OvenMaster

Win7 Pro 32bit; Zorin OS 9 Core (in VM)
 
 

I use VLC for video, Winamp for audio, and WMP12 is banished to the sidelines.
IMO WMP10 in XP worked great. MS screwed up bad with 11 and got even worse with 12.
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22 Jun 2013   #14
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

i stoped using wmp years ago. when it started refusing to play some of my music i tried winamp and that would play them so i stayed with it.

winamp for playing music and splash player for movies.
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22 Jun 2013   #15
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by OvenMaster View Post
I use VLC for video, Winamp for audio, and WMP12 is banished to the sidelines.
IMO WMP10 in XP worked great. MS screwed up bad with 11 and got even worse with 12.
My audio choices/preferences match yours.

I too think that WMP 10 was excellent.

I never used WMP 11.
It refused to allow me to demonstrate a browser add-on, on my friends Vista laptop.

Ironically, I use a modified "WMP 11" skin on Winamp.

In addition to the mp3 problem WMP 12 created for me, (IMO) it has an awful GUI and navigation.
When I was testing it, I always seemed to be in the wrong window.

Winamp also has a nice built-in format converter.
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22 Jun 2013   #16
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

ditto on the wmp skin

this one...
Why does Microsoft's media player rule?-wnp.jpg


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22 Jun 2013   #17
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boohbah View Post
ditto on the wmp skin

this one...
Attachment 273642
That's the one.
Although I'm using the ClassicPro version (the Library tabs look slightly different).

I've given mine a coloured beat meter.
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22 Jun 2013   #18
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

it may be the size of the window i have that makes the tabs look smaller.
its the classic pro skin too. cMP11B

how did you get the colored meter. and have you seen the
winamp file icons by this chap.
http://www.winamp.com/plugin/winamp-...odern-i/222450



there is a nice red one. you need the essentials pack to use the file icons

http://www.winamp.com/plugin/winamp-...k-v5-64/150126
its really handy ,you can have a continue where you last stopped winamp.
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22 Jun 2013   #19
Dude

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

I have always proffered WMP. VLC is good and includes it's codecs, but I use shark007 codec pack, and WMP plays anything I try.
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22 Jun 2013   #20
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

i used to use wmp, until it gave me messages saying it couldnt play a track it had played before(mp3)
all other players would play them so i switched,
plus it was a pain in the ass freezing all the while when first opened as my folders were /are huge.
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