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Windows 7: replacement for wmp?

21 Jan 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
replacement for wmp?

Somewhere on these forums I saw several recommendations for software to replace wmp.

I'm looking for an application that is preferably freeware that will work as good or better ...maybe address some of the problems people are having with wmp (I haven't run across any myself but my wife plays music constantly).

Any ideas?


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21 Jan 2010   #2

Wins 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DWFII View Post
Somewhere on these forums I saw several recommendations for software to replace wmp.

I'm looking for an application that is preferably freeware that will work as good or better ...maybe address some of the problems people are having with wmp (I haven't run across any myself but my wife plays music constantly).

Any ideas?
Hi you could try VLC it's an open source software, i have used it for years,
VLC media player - Open Source Multimedia Framework and Player

Best Regards
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21 Jan 2010   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

VLC is good, but why not use WMP? It works great for those that don't have problems with it . Seriously, WMP is good.
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21 Jan 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Yup .. WMP 12 is really good
VLC and K-Lite Codec with MPC is also a good option
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21 Jan 2010   #5

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (desktop)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DWFII View Post
Somewhere on these forums I saw several recommendations for software to replace wmp.

I'm looking for an application that is preferably freeware that will work as good or better ...maybe address some of the problems people are having with wmp (I haven't run across any myself but my wife plays music constantly).

Any ideas?
foobar2000, MediaMonkey, WinAmp, and J.River MediaJukebox are quite popular for freeware.....I've used foobar in the past, and I use Mediamonkey currently. I only watch DVD's with WMP12.
http://www.mediamonkey.com/information/free/
http://www.winamp.com/
http://www.foobar2000.org/
http://www.mediajukebox.com/
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21 Jan 2010   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Look under Audio and Video. There is a whole collection.
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21 Jan 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks to all...that gives me a place to start. I liked the loks of VLC and Jet-something-or-other.

As I said, I don't use WMP much but just in case...
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23 Jan 2010   #8

Windows 7 64 bit build 7600
 
 

VCL uses more memory: on one of my media files, it uses 100 mb while on the wmp, it only uses 30
VCL also uses more processor utilization.
Windows media player uses the new media foundation and is MUCH more efficient with resource usage
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24 Jan 2010   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

i just default vlc because i'm too lazy to open stuff in wmp and then reopen it in vlc when i find out it won't play. if your system is struggling with video playback then maybe vlc isn't your best choice... otherwise for the lazy person that just wants pretty much everything to play correctly the first double click i think vlc is the way .
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24 Jan 2010   #10
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sparkie View Post
VCL uses more memory: on one of my media files, it uses 100 mb while on the wmp, it only uses 30
VCL also uses more processor utilization.
Windows media player uses the new media foundation and is MUCH more efficient with resource usage
I may have a problem of comprehension, but why would anybody worry about RAM usage these days. I just put an additional 1GB into a friends older system - cost of the operation was $20,85 including shipping. And when you are watching a video, you usually don't do anything else on your system anyhow (that is different with music though).
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