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Windows 7: Good alternative media player software. .

02 Dec 2010   #11
noobvious

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (desktop)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dothackjhe View Post
What's your top five / ten good alternative software to Windows Media Player? I wanna know your opinion. .
Are you asking about audio alternatives, or video alternatives? That could result in very different answers from me.


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02 Dec 2010   #12
dothackjhe

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (desktop) / x64 (laptop)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by noobvious View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dothackjhe View Post
What's your top five / ten good alternative software to Windows Media Player? I wanna know your opinion. .
Are you asking about audio alternatives, or video alternatives? That could result in very different answers from me.
I'm interested in knowing your top media player for both music and movies. . =3
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02 Dec 2010   #13
arielxarg

Windows 7 Home Premium x86
 
 

for audio maybe you can try AIMP2 or foobar2000
for video , VLC is the best !
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02 Dec 2010   #14
Ciara

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

VLC it plays vids and MP3 etc great and has some very cool skins
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02 Dec 2010   #15
Seventy Nine

Windows 7 x64
 
 

I'll also vote for VLC but throw in a word for Shark007's Windows 7 Codecs which seem to be the only reliable way to get Windows Media Player out of the stable and give it a sporting chance.
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02 Dec 2010   #16
Hieronymos

Windows7Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Hi all,

I'm a big fan and longtime user of K-Lite Codec pack which includes Media Player Classic.

Plays absolutely everything and free-ware.

H
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02 Dec 2010   #17
noobvious

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (desktop)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dothackjhe View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by noobvious View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dothackjhe View Post
What's your top five / ten good alternative software to Windows Media Player? I wanna know your opinion. .
Are you asking about audio alternatives, or video alternatives? That could result in very different answers from me.
I'm interested in knowing your top media player for both music and movies. . =3
OK then!
For movies, I use WMP12 with Shark007.net - Windows 7 Codecs - WMP12 Codecs installed. VLC is popular with many here, but on my system, it was more CPU-intensive than WMP12 with no noticeable(to me) difference in picture quality. WMP12 will play anything that I have tried to play on it, with the Shark pack installed.

For audio, it depends. For podcast aggregating, and managing my MP3 players, and sometimes just listening, I use MediaMonkey » Download (the Gold version, although most people can use the free version just fine). My lossy music files are kept in the MM library, because I won't put Lossless files on my portable players with their limited space.

My lossless library is kept in foobar2000 which has a wonderful list of components you can add to it for varied functionality.
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02 Dec 2010   #18
dothackjhe

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (desktop) / x64 (laptop)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ciara View Post
VLC it plays vids and MP3 etc great and has some very cool skins
What skin do you use for VLC?
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02 Dec 2010   #19
Trucidation

 

I don't mind VLC but the skipping-delay which happens when you drag the slider bar back/forward through a movie is a tad annoying. It does play most anything but I recall having to dig up Media Player Classic for a couple of formats a while ago, e.g. rmvb. And for those flash movie snippets I used a flash player whose name I forgot (it's on another, older, laptop). I'm not picky, I'll view stuff windowed, I don't care for all that fullscreen hd crap.

Been using winamp since forever for audio but it has its quirks. I've heard about foobar but haven't gotten sufficiently annoyed enough with winamp to check it out.

Don't care about plugins (unless they're needed to open some file format) or skins, waste of time imo. When a movie is playing I don't look at the player, let alone when listening to audio.
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03 Dec 2010   #20
pacinitaly

windows 7 professional & ultimate 64bit laptops
 
 

look above #4


no good?
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