What's a good Video Player like GOM?

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  1. GrammatonCleric

    GrammatonCleric Registered Member

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    I see that GOM has not been updated for about a year and I am wondering what is a good all codecs player like GOM that might be as light on resources as GOM but also rebust in it's ability to play all forms of video files.
     
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    All of these are pretty solid. I use Media Player Classic - Home Cinema.
     
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    KMPlayer is not the same with KM Player:
    http://www.snapfiles.com/get/kmplayer.html

    And add RealPlayer Mini to the list. This is not the average, full with adware RealNetworks product. It's a re-branded version of PotPlayer with all the bugs fixed and fully translated in english. Get it fast because RealNetworks removed from their webpage.

    http://i.imgur.com/bq4FW.png

    ;)
     
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    Pot Player is the best. Comes with most codecs built in.
     
  8. Technical

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    I still prefer GOM. But, indeed, development seems to be ended... Is it an abandonware? :doubt:
     
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    I'm not sure, but it seems that way. I was never too enthused about the way it downloaded codecs anyway. I'd just stick to VLC honestly. If you find you need extra codecs, download the K-Lite pack. Just don't use the Media Player Classic included with K-Lite. Currently it's busted up pretty badly, I was lucky if 2 out of 5 files would play before it literally crashed the entire system and forced me to power off.
     
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    Moved Thread to Proper Forum!
     
  13. m00nbl00d

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    I'll take the chance and ask here.

    I've downloaded some *.wmv video files from Microsoft. I use VLC Media Player. I don't exactly recall the full error message, but it complains about "MSS2"; that it won't support this format. I can play them with Windows Media Player, though.

    I can play other *.wmv video files from other sources with VLC, though.

    I wonder if Microsoft is playing dirty? I just find it odd I can play any *.wmv from other places, but not from Microsoft. :blink:

    Anyway, I'd like to ask if somebody has ever downloaded videos (.wmv, at least) from Microsoft, and was able to play with other media player other than WMP?

    I'm going to see if I can find any solution for it, but I'm interested to know if you ever experienced the same?
     
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    I doubt it's playing dirty, it could just be another of those proprietary deals. Or, it could simply be the codec used. Format is only one part of it. Try it in MPC, as it is about as close to WMP as it's going to get.
     
  16. ABee

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    MSS2 is a proprietary Microsoft codec used in screen capture, apparently as part of the Windows Media Encoder software. (Though I have Windows Media Encoder installed on my machine, yet no codec in the program folder that goes by that name.)

    I don't think there are many players that will render it natively, and WMP being able to render it makes sense enough, as that player is also Microsoft's proprietary software.

    Some info regarding the situation can be found at these links:

    http://forum.videolan.org/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=68590

    http://www.koopman.me/2010/02/video-encoding-for-dummies/
     
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    I like the way Gom download codecs
    if you need one it finds it and downloads it
    when it quits working then i will have to change
     
  18. Spruce

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    MPlayer/SMplayer, MPlayer is actively developed by some Lord Mulder and uses SMPlayer front-end. Very good software.
     
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    Not all codec packs are evil. I use CCCP and have done for years.
     
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    I don't know if it was the same GOM player but GOM player was used as a rogue sample(password stealing) in one of the MRG Rogue tests :blink:
     
  21. m00nbl00d

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    Thanks for those links.

    I never associated with the fact it was a proprietary codec. :thumb:

    So, WMP does have some use... for now. :D
     
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    Just wanted to let you know that a new version of GOM player has been released on 8th Sept 2011.
     
  23. chinook9

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    I just started using PotPlayer and I am really impressed with the performance. It has all the codecs built in and there is a completely portable version that I really like.
     
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