VLC & 3GP files

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  1. Daveski17

    Daveski17 Registered Member

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    I have recently re-installed VideoLAN VLC player after a six month hiatus. I wasn't using it much as QuickTime can play 3GP files (from a mobile phone usually) with sound & vision, unfortunately VLC didn't, as they told me on their forum as there was some codec problem (only vision). However it does now!!

    "Most excellent VLC" :thumb: :cool:
     
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    VLC media player FTW. "It plays everything!" and I don't really think there is a better or more complete free alternative.

    I always install it, though I don't use it for playing music (mp3 files) as foobar2000 seems more appropriate for this particular use (foobar2000 is lighter).
     
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    Yeah, it seriously rocks! :cool: I used to use QuickTime (on Windows) to watch 3gp files. It's OK but is nowhere near as good as VLC.
     
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    Never had any problems playing 3gp files with vlc.
     
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    Odd, because on their site they told me that VLC could only play vision & not audio on 3gp last year. o_O

    Maybe they don't know what they're on about. I never managed to get vision & sound with 3gp files from my mobile on three different computers. When I asked the VLC blokes about this they told me that it was to do with proprietary codecs (I think, it was a while ago).

    Maybe there are different forms of 3gp files. QuickTime could always play sound & vision on 3gp.

    Now VLC can play both. :thumb:
     
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    I find kmplayer can compete vlcplayer ... even potplayer ... give thema try too
     
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    Yeah, they look pretty good.
     
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