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best freeware media player?

Sat Mar 25, 2006 1:33 pm

I'm an avid fan of BSPlayer and have using it for a few years now cuz of its great subtitle support and skins but recently they put adware into their free version. What kind of media players does everyone use? I can't stand WMP cuz it sux. Guess I could go back to divx player like I did before BS...
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Re: best freeware media player?

Sat Mar 25, 2006 1:38 pm

magicstasis wrote:
I can't stand WMP cuz it sux.

Why does it, as you say "sux"?
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Sat Mar 25, 2006 1:42 pm

doesn't support all my media correctly, Alt-Enter for full screen?? Ctrl-P for pause??? Also eat a lot of resources, etc. I know they're little things that I personally find annoying but if I can get a better, free player, why not?
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Sat Mar 25, 2006 1:44 pm

I'm a big fan of WMP Classic. It's a no-frills player, and supports a large majority of codecs right off the bat.

I'd go so far as to say I love it.
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Sat Mar 25, 2006 1:48 pm

I use XMPlay for audio.
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Sat Mar 25, 2006 1:48 pm

Lately I've moved back to WMP. I had been using Winamp, but the latest version would just randomly stop playing and the player would crash, but I love how you create playlists in Winamp however.

Hmm, need to check out Bsplayer. :wink:
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Sat Mar 25, 2006 1:53 pm

VLC isn't too bad. Media Player Classic is also pretty good with ACE Mega Codecs pack.
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Sat Mar 25, 2006 2:00 pm

I use WMP for anything but quicktime, which I use MPC
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Sat Mar 25, 2006 2:08 pm

I find myself using WMP more and more often as well. I used to use Winamp - but it was having problems with large playlists, and the media library wasn't very good (and tended to crash).

For audio I use MediaMonkey - nice media library, easy to organize, and doesn't mind large playlists.

For .rm I use MPC, and for some formats I use VLC. Usually WMP has no problems playing things, as long as you have the right codecs.
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Sat Mar 25, 2006 2:25 pm

I use Media Player Classic for all my video files, - I like that it is very light weight, and doesn't have a bloated interface; I use Winamp for music.
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Sat Mar 25, 2006 2:29 pm

Zoomplayer for movies.
Foobar2000 for audio.

bsplayer is pretty nice as well for movies. Just remember that the free versions of zoomplayer and bsplayer do not support encoded wmv/dvd's
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Wed Apr 05, 2006 3:41 pm

I use an earlier version of BSPlayer. (1.02) Haven't found anything better. It's got:

- fantastic mousewheel support for volume control & resizing the window
- super thin window borders
- very low CPU/mem usage
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Wed Apr 05, 2006 3:51 pm

I still use Winamp.
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Wed Apr 05, 2006 3:54 pm

SpotTheCat wrote:
I use WMP for anything but quicktime, which I use MPC

And real media. Media Player Classic will handle that too.

BTW Alt-Enter seems pretty common for fullscreen, although I do get annoyed with Ctrl-P for pause from time to time.
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Fri Apr 07, 2006 2:33 am

Foobar for audio files plays just about everything you throw at it, including the audio from .mp4 files (you can rip it directly to WAV files, which is a nifty feature)

Between VLC and MPC, I haven't found any videos that I can't play.
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Fri Apr 07, 2006 3:11 am

DreadCthulhu wrote:
I use Media Player Classic for all my video files, - I like that it is very light weight, and doesn't have a bloated interface; I use Winamp for music.

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Tue Apr 11, 2006 4:15 pm

Media Player Classic + [url=]DefilerPak + Quicktime Alternative + Real Alternative for video. Covers just about anything. VLC for backup.

Also: if you have a DX9 compliant video card, MPC let's you write and use pixel shaders. Fun.

Winamp for music. It's media library is also pretty good.

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