Media Player?

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  1. ams963

    ams963 Registered Member

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    Which Media Player- Video + Audio do you recommend? I want to use a free solid one.

    Best Wishes,
    Iron Man
     
  2. safeguy

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    VLC for my videos (I don't use it for audio) For audio, I still haven't quite decide among Foobar, AIMP3 and Musicbee.
     
  3. RJK3

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    I just use VLC for everything - and have MPC: Home Cinema spare, if VLC is too slow for a HD video. VLC plays nearly everything, and tends to give the best image quality. It does have GPU acceleration, which I believe still needs to be manually enabled.

    Also it uses its own codecs so it's not prey to those old codec viruses (media files that would get Windows Media Player to download trojans, saying they were codecs needed to decode the audio/video).

    VLC doesn't have the greatest interface for audio, but is fine for me and how I use my computer.
     
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    Okay thax a lot guys. I've settled on VLC. :)
     
  5. Function

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    I use Media Player Classic - Home Cinema for all videos. I have VLC as a backup player. Its also my main player for all MKV formats.

    I sometimes find that one video runs weird on MPC-HC but runs fine on VLC and visa verse. Until you hit that wall just stick with VLC I guess.
     
  6. Tyrizian

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    VLC is top notch :thumb:

    But, if you ever wanted to seek the alternative....

    UMPlayer is also a great choice.
     
  7. moontan

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    VLC for Video.
    Audacious for music.

    Audacious has 2 DSP effects; Crystalizer and Extra Stereo, which really enhance the music without destroying it.

    I set Crystalizer to 0.5 and Extra Stereo to 1.5
     
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    Nice find, I never heard of Audacious before...I may have to check that one out.

    Currently I'm just using Freemake MusicBox as my music player (Streaming Only)
     
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    Audacious comes from the Linux world but works very well on Windows.
    it's no install as well.
     
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    Thanks for the info, This one sounds good
     
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    Splash Lite (free) or Splash Pro (paid) for video and aimp for audio
     
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    JetAudio is very very good although not free. (They do have a free version which has limited features for music conversion, ripping, video conversion etc. but the player itself works flawlessly)
     
  13. Tyrizian

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    I miss the old MusicMatch Jukebox.
     
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    Klite :) for video and everything

    as for audio Media Player 11
     
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    Codecs - K-lite
    Video - Media Player Home Cinema
    Music - 1by1, XMPlay
     
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    Video - Media Player Classic
    Audio - foobar2000 or AIMP
     
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    I like JetAudio because it's really versatile, i can rip, burn, convert music, convert video, tag, detag . . . almost everything through one program. :thumb:
     
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    How's PotPlayer? Gizmo's have put it at no.1 in the list free media player. Also how's KM Player?
     
  19. 1chaoticadult

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    That dinosaur still exists lol...
     
  20. Noob

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    Why dinosaur?
    It's a good program :D
    It has an awesome EQ, BBE and tons of features that comes in handy. :D
     
  21. ams963

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    LOL you two.
     
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    No one recommending KMplayer or PotPlayer? Those Koreans are beasts.
     
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    BS Player - combines the speed and lightness of MPC with advanced options such as multiple playlists and a hideaway media library. Looks nice too :)
     
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    SMPlayer2:thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
     
  25. Stigg

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    MediaMonkey

    MediaMonkey
     
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