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Windows 7: best player for watching movie.

04 Jul 2010   #31
solarmystic

Windows 7 x64 Professional SP1
 
 

Once upon a time VLC was less than optimal for certain movies encoded with certain subtitles types and codecs...

I recently downloaded the 1.10 version from the website and to my surprise they've really polished it for those said file types... its as good as, if not better than MPC-HC in terms of CPU utilization even with 1080p mkvs that it used to chug when playing....


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04 Jul 2010   #32
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

i used to swear by vlc, then kmp, but now i'm different, and i use the funky chinese splayer.

i like:
  • the simple, clean, very usable unskinned interface
  • it's zippy, lightweight, but still very powerful
  • it's played every file i've thrown at it without needing codecs (it can use external codecs if u want)
  • excellent subtitle handling (i watch a lot of foreign movies) - it'll even go find and download subs for you
  • it lets me use my extra mouse buttons as forward and rewind controls
  • never seen it crash (yet )
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04 Jul 2010   #33
Shark007

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
i used to swear by vlc, then kmp, but now i'm different, and i use the funky chinese splayer.

be weary of testing splayer.

Uninstalling splayer will leave you with a broken system...
where Media Center cannot even recognize a simple AVI file as playable.
This information applies to a wide range of filetypes, not just AVI's.
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04 Jul 2010   #34
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Shark007 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
i used to swear by vlc, then kmp, but now i'm different, and i use the funky chinese splayer.

be weary of testing splayer.

Uninstalling splayer will leave you with a broken system...
where Media Center cannot even recognize a simple AVI file as playable.
This information applies to a wide range of filetypes, not just AVI's.
really? i didn't know that!

i've never used media center anyway - not really sure what it is to be honest, if i want to watch a movie, i double click the file in explorer, et voila...
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04 Jul 2010   #35
noobvious

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (desktop)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tweek View Post
"Media player" (not windows,) and sometimes VLC....
Foobar2000 Tops it
Um, unless it's changed a lot in 6 months, you can't watch a movie with foobar2000. And the thread title is "best player for watching a movie".
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04 Jul 2010   #36
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Technical Preview 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by noobvious View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tweek View Post
"Media player" (not windows,) and sometimes VLC....
Foobar2000 Tops it
Um, unless it's changed a lot in 6 months, you can't watch a movie with foobar2000. And the thread title is "best player for watching a movie".
Doh !! Wrong thread
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04 Jul 2010   #37
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

fubar
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19 Sep 2011   #38
CyberCriminal

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arc View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by madtownidiot View Post
wmp plays everything I've tried with it except flash video
WMP (without ant codec) plays mkv ? Have you tried ? I havent seen any wmp to play mkv without codec.
This is why I'm using VLC. Would be better if WMP supports mkv.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mayur View Post
Windows media is the best playes.
VLC is not tht much good it takes lots of space in hard drive
VLC crashes many times
Never crashed on my laptop.
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19 Sep 2011   #39
Imperfect1

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by solarmystic View Post
I recently downloaded the 1.10 version from the website and to my surprise they've really polished it for those said file types... its as good as, if not better than MPC-HC in terms of CPU utilization even with 1080p mkvs that it used to chug when playing....
Solarmystic, there's a more recent version of VLC now: 1.1.11
VideoLAN - VLC: Free streaming and multimedia solutions for all OS!
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05 Nov 2011   #40
Scoop

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I have a question about WMP:

I have 2 DVD Drives, one internal in my Desktop Tower and one external drive.

I am wondering if it's possible to watch both drives at the same time on the same PC with WMP. In other words, will WMP allow the user to watch 2 dvd's on separate DVD Drives on the same PC. ie, have 2 WMP windows active at the same time, viewing 2 dvd's?

I tried it on my PC and it doesn't seem to allow 2 windows to remain active/open with 2 dvd's playing on 2 separate DVD drives on the same PC.

What happens with me, is that I'll be viewing a DVD from Drive #1, and then I'll load a DVD into Drive #2. When Drive #2 detects the DVD, it grabs WMP from Drive #1, and begins playing the DVD in Drive #2, or vice versa.

[edit] I worked around the ability to watch 2 DVD's simultaneously on my PC by downloading another player utility "FLV". But it would be nice to be able to use WMP with multiple windows if that's possible with WMP.
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