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Windows "Media" Player?


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grc

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Do the others play "media" also - or are they mostly set-up for just music?

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Hi grc!

I great program that I use to play video files is VLC Media player which can be downloaded from http://www.videolan.org. For music I use Winamp which can be downloaded from http://www.winamp.com.

VLC doesn't play WMV (Windows Media Video) files that well yet, but most files are not in that format anyways, they are normally mpeg or avi, which VLC plays perfectly without the need to download any third party codec packs.

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I find that VLC plays all files with no problem whatsoever. Perhaps you just had a bad experience with a few files, Fenor ?
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I barely have the need to play any sort of windows media file be it music or video, so the last time I used vlc to try to play that type of file it probably didn't support it yet.

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I agree, VLC is legendary. The only thing it won't play are real files (eg .rmvb extension). Media Player Classic (MPC) takes care of this gap nicely. Also if you watch films with subtitles in other than DVD format then MPC is better for adjusting how the subtitles look. Finally, the one other player I use - when I need subtitles - is a clean and free proggy called Subedit. This one has amazing GUI functionality, you can stretch your movie and subtitles in every which direction. Unfortunately it does tend to be a little unstable with some files. There is certainly no need to go and BUY any media player software, good stuff is avaiable for free :whistling:

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Edited by digikiwi, 18 May 2006 - 01:00 AM.

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