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Windows 7: Good alternative media player software. .

01 Dec 2010   #1
dothackjhe

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (desktop) / x64 (laptop)
 
 
Good alternative media player software. .

What's your top five / ten good alternative software to Windows Media Player? I wanna know your opinion. .


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01 Dec 2010   #2
yowanvista

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

WMP12 is just fine but I sometimes use VLC Media Player
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01 Dec 2010   #3
tuxxdk

Windows 7 Ultimate US x64
 
 

I use VLC - I'm quite comfy with it since I've used it for years on Linux and have always loathed WMP on Windows.

YMMV :-)
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01 Dec 2010   #4
pacinitaly

windows 7 professional & ultimate 64bit laptops
 
 

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01 Dec 2010   #5
Imperfect1

 
 

I've used RealPlayer for years and am very happy with it. It's free, and as a huge bonus, it comes with a "Download This Video" link that allows you to download pretty much any music video, movie, or other video or audio track from the web. Very user friendly, and I also like the Playlist feature.
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01 Dec 2010   #6
Lunarpancake

Windows 8 Professional
 
 

VLC is the best, hands down. It may not look snazzy and new-age but it will play any file type you can throw its way. (and play it correctly.)
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01 Dec 2010   #7
kenC

Windows 7 Home Premium X64 SP1
 
 

Another vote for VLC here.
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01 Dec 2010   #8
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

media player classic
splayer
vlc
kmplayer

in no particular order - none of these need you to install codec packs - they'll play almost anything 'out of the box'.
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01 Dec 2010   #9
roban

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

And another vote for VLC. It plays mkv's flawlessly whereas WMP plays them but far from flawless.
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02 Dec 2010   #10
arielxarg

Windows 7 Home Premium x86
 
 

vote for VLC and K-Lite Media Player Classic
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