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Windows 7: Best alternatives to Windows Media Player ?

13 Jan 2016   #1
Arcadian

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Best alternatives to Windows Media Player ?

As I'm anxious to keep up with my Swedish but unfortunately no longer have Windows Media Player, I was wondering what the closest means of recording the Swedish TV programme (link below) would be because it has most important of all Swedish subtitles....?

I had thought of VLC but from what I understand the file size would be huge.

Hundtvodd med Martina Thun - Avsnitt 3 | SVT Play

Much appreciate any help...!

Thanks


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13 Jan 2016   #2
wasnotwas

W10 Pro x64, W7 Pro x64 in VMware
 
 

I just did a test download using a Firefox extension (plenty to choose from). It's a 28mins 346MB flv file, but the subs didn't download - just the movie clip. The flv played OK in VLC. The forum has a policy on advice re : downloading YouTube etc content, so apologies for the lack of any more info.

So it's possible, sort of.
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13 Jan 2016   #3
Arcadian

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Great many thanks ! I can probably sort out the subs eventually I hope...

Bit lost when you say Firefox extension ?
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13 Jan 2016   #4
wasnotwas

W10 Pro x64, W7 Pro x64 in VMware
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arcadian View Post
Bit lost when you say Firefox extension ?
Firefox = browser
extension = add-on - popular ones are Adblock Plus, Ghostery etc

see pic

Best alternatives to Windows Media Player ?-ff_addons.jpg


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14 Jan 2016   #5
Arcadian

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks but unfortunately all completely new territory as I've never seen or done any of this media player stuff before, what add on did you use then I'll copy what you did....
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14 Jan 2016   #6
wasnotwas

W10 Pro x64, W7 Pro x64 in VMware
 
 

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14 Jan 2016   #7
Arcadian

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

All completely new to me but got there in the end so many thanks !! The subtitles worked ok too as there's a small on/off icon at the bottom...

Fantastisk tacka igen....!!
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