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Windows 7: Best Video Player?

06 Feb 2010   #1
dualbootguy1

Windows Vista
 
 
Best Video Player?

What's the best video player to use for Seven that supports most formats?

I have many RM videos and Real Player can play them but the thumbnails don't show like they do for WMV files.

Thanks


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06 Feb 2010   #2
Shark007

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dualbootguy1 View Post
What's the best video player to use for Seven that supports most formats?

I have many RM videos and Real Player can play them but the thumbnails don't show like they do for WMV files.

Thanks
If you installed the Windows 7 Codecs you could play those RM's in the Windows Players and they would also be thumbed in Windows Explorer views and within the players too. Only thing is, you would have to stop using Real Player, in fact, you'd have to uninstall it before installing the codecs.
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06 Feb 2010   #3
monkeys breath

windows
 
 

download klite codec pack. it comes with media center classic.
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06 Feb 2010   #4
hybridfan

Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by monkeys breath View Post
download klite codec pack. it comes with media center classic.
Actually it's called Media Player Classic, but you get the idea.
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06 Feb 2010   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I don't think there is a "Best" video player. I like VLC because it plays nearly everything and you need not download some crappy codecs.
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06 Feb 2010   #6
TaraSWinTeam

Windows 7
 
 

Check out Windows Live Media Player, here is more information about supported files: File types supported by Windows Media Center.

Tara
Windows Outreach Team
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06 Feb 2010   #7
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TaraSWinTeam View Post
Check out Windows Live Media Player, here is more information about supported files: File types supported by Windows Media Center.

Tara
Windows Outreach Team
There is the problem. I have .flv files. What would I do with those?
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06 Feb 2010   #8
monkeys breath

windows
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
I don't think there is a "Best" video player. I like VLC because it plays nearly everything and you need not download some crappy codecs.
however vlc will not play everything in fullscreen.
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06 Feb 2010   #9
TaraSWinTeam

Windows 7
 
 

It really is up to you- choose a player that better fits your needs or convert them. Unfortunately you are correct, .flv files aren't supported!

Tara
Windows Outreach Team
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06 Feb 2010   #10
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TaraSWinTeam View Post
It really is up to you- choose a player that better fits your needs or convert them. Unfortunately you are correct, .flv files aren't supported!

Tara
Windows Outreach Team
Normally I much prefer to use the Windows functions, but there are exceptions where you have to settle for something else. And I will not put codecs on any of my systems. Learn more from here.
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