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Windows 7: what is the best out and out media player

06 Nov 2009   #51
Sefyu

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I heard people really love Foobar, I haven't tried tho.


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06 Nov 2009   #52
harpua

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Retail)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dartstryker View Post
The perfect player just simply doesn't exist.

For audio files, all players have one problem in common: they don't let you tag and modify the Now Playing playlist directly.

I believe Aimp2 latest RC does allow this.

WMP used to let you do it, with the Now Playing automatic playlist and the advanced edit options, but obviously - since it was actually a clever solution - they've taken it out in WMP12.
batch editing is almost impossible, and in general its media library capabilities are prehistorical.

Winamp doesn't have a decent dynamic library, and it doesn't even show ratings for the songs you're playing. it's pretty hopeless.
Aimp2 shows ratings in the system tray if you hover over the icon.
Don't know about mediamonkey, the old version was appalling but they must've improved it in the past few years.

Itunes.... ....never mind, just stay safe and don't buy an ipod

I just wish someone would come out with a good plugin for winamp, it's certainly got the best potential.
WMP has fallen back a long way by removing the edit options and the now playing feature... which is unfortunate, since the program is fast and well integrated in Win7.
Check out Aimp2 rc, if you haven't already.
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07 Nov 2009   #53
t41

windows7 7600 x86
 
 

I use kmplayer for videos, and it plays .flv files for me just fine

Use winamp, along with CDArt display, or jriver media player, media monkey is also very good.
I use orangecd for my music library along with winamp for the most part. I must say that if your music is properly tagged most any player that's been listed in this thread will work fine.

Surpised to see no-one mention neuview - here it makes a huge difference in viewing avi files if they are in need of some extra help. I sometimes use it to watch some downloaded TV shows on my 24" dell monitor and it makes the picture almost twice as clean.

music players - ones I've tried in past
winamp
media monkey
orangecd
Aimp2
Xeon
Jet-Audio
Helium
foobar2000
windows media player
mp3toys
musikcube
albumplayer

harpua and belveder - try that neuview see what you guys think,
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08 Nov 2009   #54
dartstryker

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by harpua View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dartstryker View Post
The perfect player just simply doesn't exist.

For audio files, all players have one problem in common: they don't let you tag and modify the Now Playing playlist directly.

I believe Aimp2 latest RC does allow this.

WMP used to let you do it, with the Now Playing automatic playlist and the advanced edit options, but obviously - since it was actually a clever solution - they've taken it out in WMP12.
batch editing is almost impossible, and in general its media library capabilities are prehistorical.

Winamp doesn't have a decent dynamic library, and it doesn't even show ratings for the songs you're playing. it's pretty hopeless.
Aimp2 shows ratings in the system tray if you hover over the icon.
Don't know about mediamonkey, the old version was appalling but they must've improved it in the past few years.

Itunes.... ....never mind, just stay safe and don't buy an ipod

I just wish someone would come out with a good plugin for winamp, it's certainly got the best potential.
WMP has fallen back a long way by removing the edit options and the now playing feature... which is unfortunate, since the program is fast and well integrated in Win7.
Check out Aimp2 rc, if you haven't already.
I hadn't tried it yet, but it does not have the option I'm looking for.
Basically, it's simply an automatic "current playlist" that one can edit from the Audio Library.

WMP had it (but now they've got rid of it together with the advanced tag editor), winamp doesn't seem to, and neither does Aimp2 (unless I've missed something).

...maybe mediamonkey?

I dunno, it just seems such an obvious feature to include... if you want to edit some info, chances are you're also listening to it right? so why not have the feature?
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15 Nov 2009   #55
dartstryker

Windows 7
 
 

tried Mediamonkey.
It's definitely the best player out there for audio.
It has the most complete media library, it supports most winamp plugins, and especially adopts scripting.
if anyone, like me, isn't 100% happy with the player he's using, I would definitely advise to try out mediamonkey.
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16 Nov 2009   #56
WDAexodus

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FZ21Z View Post
Winamp for my audio, and Windows Media Player for video, because with a codec pack installed, it plays pretty much everything.
What CODEC pack you use?
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23 Feb 2010   #57
Teerex

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

Jet Audio has had player control buttons in Aero Peek for some time now, and they work great.
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23 Feb 2010   #58
lyotosx7

nothing
 
 
what is the best out and out media player

Windows Media Player is the best.
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23 Feb 2010   #59
ShadyGirl420

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

For movies i use BS Player
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24 Feb 2010   #60
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there
"Horses for Courses" I think the Brits say.

I like VLC myself as it can play almost anything I want these days.

I use Winamp for Ripping CD's to FLAC -- not actually for playing the music as I stream it.

I've found however I'm bothering less and less with Multimedia on a computer since I now use a dedicated "Music server" with Hi-FI studio quality speakers and 24 bit sampling @ 96 khz (better than CD quality - 16 Bit @ 44.1 Khz) for streaming music all over the property

If I'm on a desktop I don't need to play music any more -- and Computer speakers are usually geared more for Games or DVD movies rather than very high quality music - especially when the source is LOSSLESS FLAC / WAV at very high bit rates.

Even for Video - I prefer to watch on a large HD screen rather than on a computer.

I'm currently "modding" the music server to serve Video content as well so the issue of multi-media on a computer becomes less and less of an issue for me.

Now if I'm travelling -- I do a lot of free lance assignments -- then using a Laptop in a hotel - then VLC is fine for playing standard DVD's -- on a 10 inch or so screen on a typical laptop the visual difference in quality between a standard amd a Blu Ray DVD isn't worth it.


I think with more and more people coming around to the idea of dedicated Music and Video servers the Multimedia issue on computers will be a non issue -- at least in areas where you have a decent reliable FAST broadband connection.


Cheers
jimbo
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