WOF: What's your favorite media player and why?

By Matthew
Aug 7, 2010
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  1. spikester48661

    spikester48661 TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 103

    windows media player and AMP2 for music.
  2. CCCP with MPC-HC for videos and winamp for music , i do use WMP from time to time
  3. 63Jax

    63Jax Newcomer, in training Posts: 64

    k-lite codec pack and mpc, very good
  4. yowanvista

    yowanvista Newcomer, in training Posts: 82

  5. MarkHughes

    MarkHughes TechSpot Member Posts: 42

    Winamp Mostly, But I will use VLC or Mediaplayer if its a file winamp cant play...

    The main reason is the ease of its playlist system, just drag stuff in and let it go....
  6. Tekkaraiden

    Tekkaraiden TechSpot Maniac Posts: 892   +52

    WMP for music and WMC for video so I can stream it to my 360. When I can find a HTPC case I like I'll be using XBMC.
  7. Regenweald

    Regenweald Newcomer, in training Posts: 143

    SPlayer recently won me over, and for music, good old winamp lite ;)
  8. Captain555

    Captain555 Newcomer, in training

    I'm still clinging to my MusicMatch Jukebox.

    I hate Yahoo for killing it.
  9. Recycle

    Recycle Newcomer, in training Posts: 53

    SPlayer for videos and foobar for music.

    Love love love SPlayer's minimal UI and foobar is just deliciously customizable in every way. I have a few issues with the way playlists are handled but I don't tend to use them anyway.
  10. Yad

    Yad Newcomer, in training Posts: 41

    MPC HC all the way :)
    Winamp for music.
     
  11. VLC. It's easy, simple and it plays everything.
  12. Chazz

    Chazz TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 628   +58

    Well, I rarely listen to music nowadays but back when I did I used core media player.

    For video I use Media player classic and vlc. I use MPC for the really big mkv files(typically 1080p) but when it comes to anything 720p quality or lower I default to vlc. It's extremely lightweight and there's no need to post process and jazz up low quality videos.
  13. The KM Player for Windows. VLC Media Player for Linux.
  14. Classic Rock

    Classic Rock TechSpot Member Posts: 92

    VLC, plays everything I have thrown at it, and I never had to go searching for a codec. Although to be honest, I have not tried anything else aside from WMP, which I hate with a passion.
  15. GonchuB

    GonchuB Newcomer, in training Posts: 19

    iTunes. Best media player ever. Although i'm on Ubuntu, and can't use it ='(
  16. the KMplayer has more controls than most - both audio and video fine tuning is a delight
  17. Modena

    Modena TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 182

    VLC it never lets me down, plays anything I throw at it.
  18. foobar2000 for music, MPC-HC for videos, Dziobas Rar player for rared movies, Cyberlink PowerDVD for DVD's.
  19. VLC. Plain, simple, and plays everything. Doesn't need all kinds of make-up to look pretty like other players. Just plays baby!!
  20. XBMC for video
    Zune for music
  21. ebriatic

    ebriatic TechSpot Member

    KM Player for the large variety of supported formats and window media player for music and some video formats because of the hardware acceleration.
  22. ussyless

    ussyless Newcomer, in training Posts: 33

    media player classic, its not that i dont like any others, its just that it was bundled with the k-lite kodec pack and it suits my needs, its small and it dosent have stupid useless crap around it that i cant get rid of like in the modern windows media player

    also like divx player but i dont use it anymore
  23. Per Hansson

    Per Hansson TS Server Guru Posts: 1,917   +119 Staff Member

    Media Player Classic Home Cinema
    Nothings beats the DXVA support offered by this, I do use it together with CoreAVC on certain media files, and before the built in codecs of MPC-HC became so good I used it together with CCCP (Combined Community Codec Package) but nowdays it handles most files just fine on it's own
    For the odd/corrupted file that MPC-HC wont play I use VLC

    For music playback it's Winamp, tho just like Julio much less so nowdays, I also use Spotify allot for music
  24. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,035   +70

    I've been using Media Player Home Cinema (x86/x64) for a very long time now, its simple, easy to use familiar interface, almost all the codecs/formats are covered, and it has GPU centric filter enhancements for years; and importantly it doesn't drain system resources.

    There was a time when I used winamp, but not anymore. Never used VLC except for one time trial, didn't like the interface.


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