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Windows 7: Best Media Players

28 Mar 2011   #11

Windows 8.1 Pro

I don't know. It definitely sounds better (specially after equalizer tweaking) than windows 7 WMP.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hn333 View Post

Wait how is foobar better sounding?

This is from the foobar website

Does foobar2000 sound better than other players?

No. Most of “sound quality differences” people “hear” are placebo effect (at least with real music), as actual differences in produced sound data are below their noise floor (1 or 2 last bits in 16bit samples). foobar2000 has sound processing features such as software resampling or 24bit output on new high-end soundcards, but most of the other mainstream players are capable of doing the same by now.
I use foobar too, btw.

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28 Mar 2011   #12

7 x64 | 7 x64

I tend to use vlc for video more often, haven't used winamp in a while, since xp even.
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28 Mar 2011   #13

Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit)

I use Media Player Classic for movies and Foobar for music. Always have done :)
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02 Apr 2011   #14

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers

Hi there
I use VLC for DVD / Video (works on both Linux and Windows) and I have a Squeezebox Duet (and Internet radio) for playing Music -- It has good Optical Output for plugging into a high quality amp and will among others play FLAC directly - no transcoding needed.

For Digital Terrestial TV (DVB-T) with a TV card the Windows Media centre is fine

The good thing about Squeezebox is that you don't even need your computer on to play music - although to access your Music folders you need the computer to be on.

People want to be able to access music wherever its stored so tying yourself into a particular application isn't alwways a good idea.

BTW Squeezebox works on Linux too.

Logitech Squeezebox Duet Review | Music Streamers | CNET UK


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02 Apr 2011   #15

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1

Used and still use VLC in XP and now in Windows 7, I like that I have many video playback options also has some cool skins :)
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21 Sep 2013   #16

Windows 7 Pro, x64

For me problem with VLC is after all this time it still doesn't have a "resume" feature. I frequently don't watch a movie all the way through in one setting. It's a hassle having to remember where you left off when viewing it multiple times.
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21 Sep 2013   #17

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1

The VLC I have cannot play blu ray direct source material. Even backup blu ray files don't play smoothly.
VLC is fine for most other video.
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23 Sep 2013   #18

windows 7

VLC, no doubt. the rest cannot even compare, i think.
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24 Sep 2013   #19

Win 7 Pro x64, Win 10 Pro x64, Linux Light x86

Used VLC for years now and happy with it
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24 Sep 2013   #20

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600

winamp for audio.

splash player pro for video.
if you havent ever used it, try the trial you wont be disappointed :)
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