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Windows 7: hd video player for htpc?

23 May 2011   #1
jonass21

windows 7 pro 32 bit
 
 
hd video player for htpc?

I am currently building an htpc that will be used solely for watching movies from my hard drive, blu ray discs, and online streaming. I am trying to find an hd media player that is very light and simple. I have tried KMPlayer but it seemed to open fairly slow on my current computer, which isn't slow. I have also tried splash lite which I really like, but on some of the movie files it does not play sound, so no go there. Any other suggestions about what software would be the best? It doesn't need to be powerful because I will just be watching movies, I mostly want it to open fast and and have a small footprint. Any help?

PS It will be hooked up via HDMI to my 50 inch plasma, which is 720p, if that makes a difference


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23 May 2011   #2
Zepher

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

XBMC is what my brother uses for his HD stuff on his hard drive.
I use Zoom Player for my media and PowerDVD for BluRay (I usually use my stand alone BluRay player though, less issues)
the only online streaming I use is Netflix so I'll usually just use a browser on Netflixs' website.
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24 May 2011   #3
Ponmayilal

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jonass21 View Post
I am currently building an htpc that will be used solely for watching movies from my hard drive, blu ray discs, and online streaming. I am trying to find an hd media player that is very light and simple. I have tried KMPlayer but it seemed to open fairly slow on my current computer, which isn't slow. I have also tried splash lite which I really like, but on some of the movie files it does not play sound, so no go there. Any other suggestions about what software would be the best? It doesn't need to be powerful because I will just be watching movies, I mostly want it to open fast and and have a small footprint. Any help?

PS It will be hooked up via HDMI to my 50 inch plasma, which is 720p, if that makes a difference
Find Shark007's post here on how to play bluray discs with MPC-HomeCinema (32bit ) and Shark007 codecs in conjunction with AnyDVDHD or Free DVDFab Passkey-lite. That is an interesting solution. ( haven't tried it though since I am away from home.)

On the otherhand, if you want to go the paid software way, I would recommend Total Media Theatre 5 by Arcsoft. I have both Cyberlink's Power DVD10 ultra and Arcsoft's Total Media Theater 3 Platinum and TMT integrates better with Windows Media Center. (If you decide on TMT keep looking for rebates offered by Arcsoft frequently )
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24 May 2011   #4
cmd187

Debian Squeeze Stable 64-bit
 
 

I'd just use a NAS box with WD's Live media player.
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