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Windows 7: Windows Media Player 12 Sucks Eggs

03 Feb 2010   #31


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jberenyi View Post
So in essence it still sucks eggs
...but it doesn't. I help up at a least a dozen different eggs in front of WMP - not a single one of them was sucked...

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04 Feb 2010   #32

Windows 7
Doesn't anyone have an answer

I still can't play .wmv formatted files on my WMP on Windows 7 laptop. Shark guy said his codecs wouldn't help cause wmv is native to WMP. So if it's native, why doesn't it play? Dang. I tried streaming the same audio/video file through VLC and that other media player with the Llama and it's gets me closer, but still only gives the video with no sound. Ugg.
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04 Feb 2010   #33

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by discipler View Post
I still can't play .wmv formatted files
If you had kept on topic with this posting of yours HERE ...
my followup post right under yours, has the answer.
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04 Feb 2010   #34


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stew2 View Post
Yeah wmp 12 sucks. I used to use wmp 11 and hate the fact you cant downgrade back to it as wmp 12 is just awful.

I now use foobar2000 for my music along with media player classic which iv used for videos for a long time. Try them and see if you like them.
you can downgrade to windows media player 11 go here

Windows Media Player 11 for Windows 7 - WinMatrix
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04 Feb 2010   #35


WMP doesn't play flash videos either.
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07 Feb 2010   #36

Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit)

Media Player Classic and Foobar2000 are my fav players, WMP12 is OK I guess but lacks lots of features, try these two out I think you will like them.
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07 Feb 2010   #37

Windows 7 Pro

I'm really liking WMP 12 for the 3GP support.
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14 Feb 2010   #38

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

I do not understand why so many have issues with WMP12 or WMC.

I have a HUGE video library ..

Everything from MP4s at 1280x720 with 5.1 AAC surround .. 6400bitrates
to MKVs at 1920x1080 with 5.1 ACE 12500 bitrate

Even some MP4 DVD encodes at 720x480 2Kbitrate and AAC stereo
Even a few WMVs & AVIs

Perhaps some of the issues could possible be the way the video was encoded?

the only issue I have had with MP4s in WMP is if its over 4GB in size .. but this is a MP4box problem, NOT WMP.
Anything over 4GB should be in a MKV container.

I have never had any issues at all with WMP12 playing video files.
In fact, the picture quality is superior to VLC IMHO for HD content. (not that VLC is bad, just doesnt look as good to me)
At least using Hardware acceleration or FFDshow decoders. (in Sharks package)
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14 Feb 2010   #39

windows 7 ultimate x64

here is what i use VLC media player - Open Source Multimedia Framework and Player never have had problem with it.
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14 Feb 2010   #40


Nothing is perfect. Overall, WMP is okay so long as you don't buy DRM protected media and don't let it connect to the internet except when you want it to. Volume (or the lack thereof) is an issue on laptop speakers. Otherwise I use it for all of my media except the rare instances when I find something that won't play, but VLC usually has that covered.
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