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Discussion in 'General Software' started by Big Mountain, Feb 4, 2008.

  1. Big Mountain New Member

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    which one to use? i just want one a sleak as possible but with keyboard media-controls

    i've used winamp for a LOOOONG time but it is starting to get bloatier with every release (still like it a fair bit though)

    WMP is out of the question, the library has been enough to drive me INSANE

    VLC, a very very very nice player but lacks the keyboard support i really really want


    any suggestions?
     
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    Deusxmachina New Member

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    KMplayer is the greatest thing since sliced bread. Maybe even better, since I think it can do everything including make and slice bread. Oh yeah, and it's free and self-contained like VLC.
     
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    The latest build of Real Player (RP 11) comes with that and more.
     
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    I'm a fan of Zoom, personally. Highly configurable.
     
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    Too invasive for me.
     
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    I use media player classic plays all my vids and mp3s beautifully and does support keyboard controls
     
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    Media Player Classic for movies/tvshows
    Winamp for music

    ;)
     
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    The keyboard support in Media Player Classic is fantastic!

    NumPad 1-9: resize, aspect ratio (5 = default)
    Space: pause/continue
    Ctrl + Arrow left/right: jump fw/bw 5 seconds
    Alt + Arrow left/right: jump fw/bw 20 seconds
    Ctrl + Arrow up/dwn: speed adjustment (x2/x4)
    NumPad +/-: audio delay +/-
    Alt + Return: full screen
    Mouse Wheel / Arrow up/down: audio volume

    and many more...
     
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    Realplayer 11 is great. Here's all of it's keyboard shortcuts: http://i.realone.com/product/help/rp11/en/Content/Keyboard_Shortcuts.htm?Highlight=Keyboard|keyboard

    What I really like is the ability to download and save internet clips from youtube and the like, straight to your 'puter.
     
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    Someone tell me why WMP is so hated?
     
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    maybe because it has the word windows in it :laugh:
     
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  12. ex_reven New Member

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    Lame.
     
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    dont be offended, was only a joke :( (or was it :laugh:)
     
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    I just find mpc plays all my vids i had a few vids that wmp 11 woudnt play sound for mpc played em no probs.
     
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    [​IMG]
     
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    LOL!!! xD
     
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    WMP11 + VLC = Music + Porn Catering
     
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    Meh ill stick with mpc.
     
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    If you´re running WMP in Vista, welcome to mfpmp.exe (Microsoft Foundation Protected Media Pipeline)
    which sucks more performance than the player itself.
    "Security" checking for DRM related stuff! :shadedshu

    [​IMG]

    This is why you suck, Microsoft! [​IMG]
     
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    media player classic and vlc media player is what i use
     
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    VLC is the best network media player ever made (streaming content).

    Real Player 11 allows you to save all your YouTube/Reever/Break (.flv) videos from the browser directly and allows you to record internet radio. It does have a healthy set of keyboard shortcuts: http://i.realone.com/product/help/rp11/en/Content/Keyboard_Shortcuts.htm

    For me it's WMP for local media, VLC for streams, Real for saving/viewing flash videos.
     
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    I just get the mozilla plugin and download the youtube vids and then just rename the extension to .avi or something. Works good.
     
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    can you guys name me a good media player that will play back 5.1 audio? or maybe i just havent figured out how to get it to work w/ vlc or zoom. even wmp requires a purchase to run 5.1
     
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