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Windows 7: Windows Media Player 12 Sucks Eggs

01 Mar 2010   #51
skysober

win 7 ultimate 32
 
 

yes, 'Shark' was one of MANY different codex tried. Yes I know all the bells and whistles that WP12 touts in its bloatware of options.

I use Media Player to play VIDEOS, not music, not photos, not DVD's, nor as a back scratcher.

The interface is still horrible. It does NOT adjust the color or brightness of ANY video unless it is a wmv, (the worst video compression software out there,) nor does it even allow full screen viewing without the d@m# player controls overlaying the video, instead of taking a small area under the window out of the way. I thought I was watching Ted Turner Cable tv with all that overlay. Sure, after so many SECONDS, (well into the video,) it eventually goes away, unless I move the mouse and the d@m# thing pops in the way again... can't even fast forward without it in the way. Then if I want the equalizer or video adjustments, it again goes OVER the video. Sad, just truly sad.

On a side note, Itunes will of course NEVER go any of my or my customers computers, as it is spamware, records all you download, steals CPU even when not being used, and plug in a ipod from a different set up PC and it wipes it... so I only use WinAmp for Ipod music - as I can edit, upload, download, etc from any ipod... WP12 is basically the same in that respect of recording all I do and sending it up the net, checking and reporting if I didn't purchase music officially, etc... but at least WP can have a lot of that optionally turned off. (but they had that since version 8 I believe..)
Of course that only relates to music, not to videos, as with WP12, Microsoft has chosen to expand on music and retard themselves on video.

Like so many have posted, as well as myself. Why not just allow us to CHOOSE the version of media player we wish to use? It is NOT built into explorer, so it CAN be run if they didn't block it from installing earlier versions.

I've often wondered if one can just edit the version number in the registry to an earlier version and fool it into allowing a WORKING version of media player for video viewing to install...


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01 Mar 2010   #52
cloud8521

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by skysober View Post
yes, 'Shark' was one of MANY different codex tried. Yes I know all the bells and whistles that WP12 touts in its bloatware of options.

I use Media Player to play VIDEOS, not music, not photos, not DVD's, nor as a back scratcher.

The interface is still horrible. It does NOT adjust the color or brightness of ANY video unless it is a wmv, (the worst video compression software out there,) nor does it even allow full screen viewing without the d@m# player controls overlaying the video, instead of taking a small area under the window out of the way. I thought I was watching Ted Turner Cable tv with all that overlay. Sure, after so many SECONDS, (well into the video,) it eventually goes away, unless I move the mouse and the d@m# thing pops in the way again... can't even fast forward without it in the way. Then if I want the equalizer or video adjustments, it again goes OVER the video. Sad, just truly sad.

On a side note, Itunes will of course NEVER go any of my or my customers computers, as it is spamware, records all you download, steals CPU even when not being used, and plug in a ipod from a different set up PC and it wipes it... so I only use WinAmp for Ipod music - as I can edit, upload, download, etc from any ipod... WP12 is basically the same in that respect of recording all I do and sending it up the net, checking and reporting if I didn't purchase music officially, etc... but at least WP can have a lot of that optionally turned off. (but they had that since version 8 I believe..)
Of course that only relates to music, not to videos, as with WP12, Microsoft has chosen to expand on music and retard themselves on video.

Like so many have posted, as well as myself. Why not just allow us to CHOOSE the version of media player we wish to use? It is NOT built into explorer, so it CAN be run if they didn't block it from installing earlier versions.

I've often wondered if one can just edit the version number in the registry to an earlier version and fool it into allowing a WORKING version of media player for video viewing to install...
do you happen to be part of the EU?
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01 Mar 2010   #53
noobvious

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (desktop)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hotnikkelz View Post
Once you use Shark's codec pack, windows media player 12 is by far the best player for windows 7 out there.
The only thing it doesn't do is adjust colours. It plays EVERYTHING....and i mean everything
I found the same thing, WMP12 with Shark's pack would play everything that I tried.....but there are other minor annoyances with it that had me, as of today, disabling WMP12 (WMC was already disabled).

I do like WMP12 better than WMP11.....but it's still not quite right for me. So my audio needs will remain with MediaMonkey Gold, and I just downloaded the VLC player tonight. If I decide that I don't like that, I could always re-enable WMP12, or try something else.
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01 Mar 2010   #54
pezzonovante

Windows 7 RTM x86
 
 

WMP12 with shark007's codecs is the best media player ever. I love the beautiful UI and rich feature-set.
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01 Mar 2010   #55
hotnikkelz

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

VLC is not really a good player, i've used to use it before....had some issues with playback etc. It's interface irks me too.
I use WMC, cuz open source is the shizzle. I use WMC for mkvs mostly. Everything else is WMP 12. WMP 11 doesn't even compare, i'm not sure why people prefer it. It was horrible.
BUt yes, you can choose any player you want to use clearly. Some posters are posting incorrect assumptions though.
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01 Mar 2010   #56
WDAexodus

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I think 11 is better than 12 but not to the point of saying that it totally sucks. It just takes a little bit to get accustom to.
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02 Mar 2010   #57
skysober

win 7 ultimate 32
 
 

Yes, Shark codex are 'nice' and the main advantage of it is where it does not conflict or crash like k-lite,etc...

but it does NOT run all of the videos. Just the MAIN most common ones. I still have to take a lot into XP and convert them to Divx and then copy that converted back into Win7. I have a bit over 12,000 videos.

But even with Shark, WP12 still does NOT adjust video color saturation or contrasts, as well as places that in the way of the video itself...

(and no I am not in the EU...)



But I DO endorse and enjoy Windows 7 AFTER I did all the patches and registry edits to remove libraries, fix the quick launch, etc... so it works like I am accustomed to. Yes, sometimes getting used to a new 'interface/GUI" is okay, but sometimes it is not, as in the case of WP12.
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02 Mar 2010   #58
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pezzonovante View Post
WMP12 with shark007's codecs is the best media player ever. I love the beautiful UI and rich feature-set.
Try to play a "dual audio" video with WMP12.
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02 Mar 2010   #59
Shark007

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arc View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pezzonovante View Post
WMP12 with shark007's codecs is the best media player ever. I love the beautiful UI and rich feature-set.
Try to play a "dual audio" video with WMP12.

It is an impossible dream to think every file ever concocted by a human can be played without some SIMPLE (singleclick) adjustment. For your dual audio avi files, go to the AVI TAB of the settings interface and choose to use Haali's splitter. Now one track will play and you can choose which audio track you prefer though the white tray icon.

I provide the tools, you just need to make the adjustment.
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02 Mar 2010   #60
neo101

WIN7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jberenyi View Post
So in essence it still sucks eggs
...but it doesn't. I help up at a least a dozen different eggs in front of WMP - not a single one of them was sucked...

Look it's nearly Easter!
Have you seen the new (non)size of Cadbury Kraft Creme eggs.
Those rip-off companies sure have knocked the essence out of them!

Player 12 isn't that bad after you get used to it. Bloody annoyed after forking out for Win 7 Ultimate - still can't play Blu-ray without coughing up loads more cash!
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