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Best media player software

Discussion in 'General Software' started by remixedcat, Oct 20, 2010.

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What media player is the best?

  1. Windows media player 11

    9.3%
  2. Winamp

    7.0%
  3. Media Monkey

    2.3%
  4. Windows Media player 12

    18.6%
  5. VLC

    25.6%
  6. Media player classic

    16.3%
  7. RealPlayerSP

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. itunes

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. other (windows)

    16.3%
  10. other (linux)

    4.7%
  1. remixedcat

    remixedcat

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    What is the best media player software in two criteria:

    1. All-In-One
    2. Video-Centric
    3. Music-Centric

    Name your picks in both categories.

    Thank you.
     
  2. 1Kurgan1

    1Kurgan1 The Knife in your Back

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    All I use is WMP. I come across a lot of people who say WMP can't play what they need so they turn to VLC, but I just download K-Lite Codecs and I havent ever found anything it can't play. So I guess that would be my All-In-One choice, but thats all I use, tried others, didn't see the benefit to having multiple media players, keep it simple and less clutter.
     
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    I did the same :toast:
     
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    Single songs or albums - WMP 12
    Whole music library - iTunes
    Any video - VLC
     
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    I swear by Rhythmbox on my Ubuntu setup. I have Winamp and WMP11 on my Win7 setup, and TBH I can't decide which of those I prefer :eek:
     
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    MPC for video
    WMP for music
     
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    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    i said other, cause i didnt see MPC-HC listed. i suppose i should have looked for 'media player classic' derp.


    winamp is better for music, but you cant beat MPC-HC with CCCP for media playback.
     
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    Shit, I fell just like you. Can't I take my vote back? I guess I was too eager to vote! Anyways, I use winamp since 98 and av since stuck to it. There's a great community, thousands of plugins & skins. Tried a lot of other MP's, but they never gave me the customisation I want. Its for music though, cause I use MPC/VLC/WMP for videos, depends on what I'm doing actually. There aint such this as best tbh, everyone will vouch for theirs actually, so...:laugh:
     
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    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    well i've tried everyone elses best, usually with bad results.
     
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    I just use the default media player on ubuntu, and when im on windows i use either wmp or zune software
     
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    Thats why I think that from now on, I'll take the word "best" with a grain of salt! :D
     
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    i use mpc for videos and foobar2ooo for music, tried wmp 12 but it erases my library on every reboot.:shadedshu
     
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    Music, both streamed internet radio and what's on my pc: Winamp

    Video (video files and dvd's): Media player classic-Home cinema (using the CCCP codec pack, but i uninstall the version of ffdshow that comes with it and use the latest beta from http://ffdshow-tryout.sourceforge.net)

    for the random things that don't play nice in MPHC, the DivX player works nice.
     
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    Winamp for music.
    VLC for movies.
     
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    WMP for music
    WMC with media browser plugin for videos. I am loving the media browser plugin atm!!
     
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    the hell is WMC?
     
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    :slap: windows media center, aka the wanabe tv fo yo pc
     
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    Thanks everyone very much for the replies and the participation.
     
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    Agreed. k-lite has been excellent.
     
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    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    i shoulda known that.


    I'm glad Klite works for you, but i often have to fix machines where its borked up the codecs. many VLC users i know moved to VLC after K-lite screwed up their codecs so bad their system couldnt play many file types any more.

    if people want a codec back, CCCP is where its at. Yes, it may have one or two less codecs than K-lite (namely: realplayer and quicktime) - but at least it doesnt fuck shit up (like i dunno, fallout 3 and oblivion).
     
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    MPC:HC + CCCP for video
    Foobar2000 for audio


    This wins so hard.
     
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    crazyeyesreaper Chief Broken Rig

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    VLC for me i never get tired of seeing my Digital video collection constantly streaming as my desktop back ground. lol Boondock saints 1 + 2 movies as desktop backgrounds makes me day more enjoyable when bored. Add in the all in one no muss no fuss cant fuck it up video player and music i stick to WMP
     
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    WMP12 for me, with the right codecs it can play any video I want and seems to scale nicely(not as good as the ps3 though).

    I do use VLC for .flac files, and the random offbeat .avi that doesnt want to play on wmp
     
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    why did you put wmp11 and 12? *shrugs* it's the same software.


    anywho .... I use wmp with Shark007's free (vista/7) codecs. Seems better than wmp+k-lite or wmp+cccp. and I like kmp player too.

    itunes and realplayer are the worst crap eva. period.
     
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    Yeah...Itunes sucks hard, especially when it takes a million years to start no matter what (at least from my experience).

    I've used Winamp for the past few years, and I haven't a single complaint against it either. K-Lite takes care of most of the files that Winamp doesn't play anyway, plus, as it's been stated, they have a very large and dedicated community.
     

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