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Best Media player

By ddot
Jun 25, 2007
  1. Char_X

    Char_X TS Rookie Posts: 209

    I use Light Allow for half a year and I'm sure it is the best player for me.
     
  2. ravisunny2

    ravisunny2 TS Ambassador Posts: 2,062   +8

    Real Player isn't that bad. I use it.

    At one time BBC was recommending it (that how I came to learn of it).
     
  3. matav

    matav TS Enthusiast Posts: 174

    try zoom player
    n the new Real Player 11
     
  4. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,373   +289

    foobar 2000 looks however you want it to look - you just need to learn how to configure it (which can be pretty tough).

    Here's my current foobar
     
  5. emde

    emde TS Rookie Posts: 32

    Maybe mplayer + mpui for video. It plays everything (realmedia, divx, mpeg, flashvideo, mp4, 3gp, qt) and it use codecs stored in separate directory. No need to install anything like k-lite pack.
     
  6. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,690   +337

    I have somewhat changed my mind. With each successive version of Winamp 5 it has gotten worse and worse. By that I mean more bloated and full of features 98% of us do not need.

    I am like a packrat with software installs, and I happened to be going back through my old software and came across "winamp50superprealphaleetness2_full_noaod.exe". I don't remember where I originally got this from, but it is legit. I've been using that for quite some time now and I'm perfectly happy with it. It is Winamp 5 at its absolute purest. It plays Video and Audio and that is basically it. It is all the greatness of Winamp 2 but with the ability to play video.

    Here is a screenshot of the About screen.
    [​IMG]
     
  7. jtickner1

    jtickner1 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 663

    When I scroll the page SNGX that picture looks like it's moving, I thought you'd uploaded a video or something.. Like one of those holo' Tazo's

    Anyway, I use WMP 11 for all my music needs. I like its layout and I like having a more 'library' type of feel to my music. Movies I generally play in WMP but for some reason DVDs wont work, says there is a region error with my video card drivers :S So DVD playback is done so in WMP Classic.

    When I was experimenting with Ubuntu I came across Amarok and I loved it. It's a great audio player and I'd use it on Windows if possible.

    I've seen Winamp been brought up a fair bit in here. Maybe I'll give that a go.
     
  8. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,690   +337

    It is a moving image, like a mini video in their about screen, I screen capped it with that image, but I doubt it would have been any better any any other time.
     
  9. jtickner1

    jtickner1 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 663

    Winamp failed to convince me to change to it over WMP 11. I swear every other thing I clicked on would open its browser trying to get to buy the 'pro' version.

    Still I pray for the day Amarok comes to XP.
     
  10. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,074   +13

    VLC player is free and open source - give a try. media player is too bloated.
     
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