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Anyone recommend a replacement for Windows Media Player?

By Cpt_Subtext
Jan 25, 2007
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  1. Hi guys, im abit bored of windows media player, and wanted to know what are the better alternatives out there... dont mind paying for them if they are good so whact can you recommend?
  2. sine184

    sine184 TS Rookie Posts: 43

    you could try bsplayer
  3. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    Foobar2000 is an excellent media player. Give it a whirl and see what you think.

    Regards Howard :)
  4. matt2971

    matt2971 TS Rookie Posts: 32

    For audio I agree with foobar2000.

    For video VLC player is great as it doesn't require the installation of any codecs:

    http://www.videolan.org/vlc/

    That will pretty much cover every video format, but I also have Media Player Classic installed, along with Quicktime and Real Alternative - just in case of any VLC issues:

    http://sourceforge.net/projects/guliverkli/

    http://www.free-codecs.com/download/Real_Alternative.htm

    http://www.free-codecs.com/download/QuickTime_Alternative.htm

    With MPC (like all other media players bar VLC), you do need codecs. Best to simply install ffdshow, as this covers most of them:

    http://www.free-codecs.com/download/FFDShow.htm
  5. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 10,716   +6

    Are you using Media Player 11? What is it about Media Player that bores you?
  6. Cpt_Subtext

    Cpt_Subtext TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 273

    Not much really just its the same old same old and want to see if there is something better.... thanks for the advice guys will download and have a nose
  7. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,522   +298

    Winamp. Plays video and audio, has simple playlist or a media library like WMP. Skinnable, and tons of plugins.
    Personally I install the most basic style of it you can. Works great, I use it for everything except watching DVDs. It also rips and burns cds, but I haven't tried that.
  8. Cpt_Subtext

    Cpt_Subtext TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 273

    Thanks im gonna get hold of a copy now and see what its like! :D
  9. kitty500cat

    kitty500cat TS Rookie Posts: 2,407   +6

    iTunes is kinda cool, but it's a resource hog.
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