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Windows 7: 64bit Media Player

14 Oct 2009   #1

Windows 7 (Ultimate 64)
 
 
64bit Media Player

i'm desperately searching for a decent media player that works under windows 7 64.

it doesn't even have to be a 64 bit software, just something that i can actually rely on.

i used to use gomplayer (all time favorite) on my 32 system, and installed kmplayer later on just to play music because gomplayer didn't work well with all mp3 tags.

but both failed me on my windows 7 64 bit installation, and now i can't find a single decent video player that can manage mkv files.

i've been installing codecs like krayzee and i got wmp11 to play mkv files, but it doesn't display the subtitles on my mkvs or even lets me select the streams.

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14 Oct 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Doesn't Windows 7 come with 64-bit WMP 12? That should work fine, for me it does, although there's some MP4 files it won't play. I like this one: VLC media player - Open Source Multimedia Framework and Player
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14 Oct 2009   #3

Windows 7 (Ultimate 64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aln688 View Post
Doesn't Windows 7 come with 64-bit WMP 12? That should work fine, for me it does, although there's some MP4 files it won't play. I like this one: VLC media player - Open Source Multimedia Framework and Player
thanks for the quick reply.

vlc crashes in 64 on every second video i load, sometimes in the middle of the video it'll just lose sound. so that's definitely a no go.

wmp works fine just doesn't play my mkv subtitles and also struggles with some mp4s as you stated.

the only one that really works is mpc but it doesn't let me make playlists, which i desperately need for my music, music videos, funny clips and anime series.
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14 Oct 2009   #4

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

JLK

What version of VLC are you running?
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15 Oct 2009   #5

Windows 7 (Ultimate 64)
 
 

the latest version i could find on their site.
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15 Oct 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JayLovesKases View Post
the latest version i could find on their site.
That could actually mean any version, depending if they keep older versions.

The most recent one happens to be 1.0.2, how about WinAMP or iTunes (don't linch me for saying iTunes)?
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15 Oct 2009   #7

Windows 7 (Ultimate 64)
 
 

thanks for replying.

here is a list of the softwares i have tried thus far (they must all be the latest versions, because i got them off the author sites):

vlc, gomplayer, media player classic home cinema, kmplayer, smplayer, splash, kantaris, itunes, windows media player 12, divx player.

i wrote a little review about all of them on my blog:
Jay's Little Online World

in case anybody is interested or bored.

and i ended up with mpchc and windows media player 12 (tweaked like crazy - even though i hate that program).
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15 Oct 2009   #8

W8 Pro, W7 Ultimate, XP Pro x64, Vista x64, Ubuntu
 
 

JayLovesKases,
Have you checked out this thread?
Win7codecs

A lot of people here use and like Shark007's setup. I think a couple of the cool features are the ability to revert to WMP's native codecs at will, to uninstall the whole codec pack quickly and easily and to be able to select WMP 64 or WMP 32 as the default media player.
Tom
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15 Oct 2009   #9

Windows 7 (Ultimate 64)
 
 

i haven't but i guess i can give it a shot!

(now that i've gone through everything else) lol
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15 Oct 2009   #10

W8 Pro, W7 Ultimate, XP Pro x64, Vista x64, Ubuntu
 
 

If you read through that thread, you'll see quite a few rather highly respected people on here give it praise. I think one key in trying it sucessfully is to remove all of the other codec packs, etc. that you have installed before installing Shark007's codec packs. I really like it as it plays all the .mkv files I throw at it.
Tom
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