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Windows 7: Another multimedia player in addition to WMP 12

06 May 2016   #1
corogrez

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Another multimedia player in addition to WMP 12

WMP 12 is the only player I have used, mainly for music. In general terms I am satisfied with it. However I think is a good idea to have another one as good or better. I have researched other players but the info has been rather superficial. I would appreciate from you either a recommendation for an specific player or some internet site with detailed info about players.


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06 May 2016   #2
mopar3

Windows 10 Home 64 bit
 
 

VLC media player.

Have used it for a couple of years or so.
Works great, plays many videos.
And it's free.
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08 May 2016   #3
corogrez

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks, mopar 3, for your recommendation. I have read only good things about VLC but all insist on its video capabilities. My question:¿Does VLC offer the same or better audio features than WMP 12? This is important because I'm more inclined to music. Of course, I could also have one player for music and other for video. Regards.
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08 May 2016   #4
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Suggest:

Separate players for video and audio. Personally I disable WMP (turn windows features on or off)

There's a list that you might find interesting in the first post of this thread:

Looking for a free, easy-to-use, full-featured audio player

Personal choice: I have several video and audio players available and use all of them at times.
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09 May 2016   #5
strollin

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
 
 

Here's an article where the author tested various media players (unfortunately, video centric) and rated VLC as the worst of the bunch. Tested: VLC vs. Windows 10 video player. The winner may surprise you. | PCWorld I've always wondered why VLC was so popular, my assumption is because it comes with codecs for just about anything.

I personally like PotPlayer with WMP a close second. VLC is a distant third.
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09 May 2016   #6
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by strollin View Post
I've always wondered why VLC was so popular, my assumption is because it comes with codecs for just about anything.

I personally like PotPlayer with WMP a close second. VLC is a distant third.
Ditto on that. Since switching to PotPlayer with MadVR plugin I would not even consider VLC.
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09 May 2016   #7
corogrez

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Callender and strollin: Thanks for your opinions and references. I will download 2-4 players and see if meet my requirements. It is not a bad idea to have more than 2 players.
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11 Jul 2016   #8
winnseven7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks to this thread !!
Had VLC (since to trash) had freezing etc with vlc, googled here for help thread and installed PotPlayer 1661360 64bit and plays mp4 like a dream. Only thing I changed at default install was to uncheck install additional codec. Also didnt have to mess with any settings after install. thanks again!!!
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11 Jul 2016   #9
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by winnseven7 View Post
Thanks to this thread !!
Had VLC (since to trash) had freezing etc with vlc, googled here for help thread and installed PotPlayer 1661360 64bit and plays mp4 like a dream. Only thing I changed at default install was to uncheck install additional codec. Also didnt have to mess with any settings after install. thanks again!!!
Another PotPlayer fan!

Maybe check this post for a setting file that you might like. (Copy original file so that you've got a backup)

Preview thumbails on VLC Player ?
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12 Jul 2016   #10
winnseven7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Callender, thanks I'll check it out
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