Whats a good video player?

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by arran, May 1, 2009.

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  1. arran

    arran Registered Member

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    For people here who have tried out all the video media players, other than VLC whats a good one that is light, fast, with good picture quality ??
     
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    Edit: my mistake, should read better.
     
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    windows or linux?
     
  5. arran

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    windows xp sp2
     
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    You can find a review of free media players here.
     
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    Media Player Classic Home Cinema
     
  11. raakii

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    I second that.Better than VLC ofcourse and also better than the bulky installing media player classic.
     
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    MPUI is a little outdated. Try, like i said in my first post MPUI-HCB.
     
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    Oudated?? They release a new build almost each and every month... Enlight me, please.
     
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    MPC-HC (Media Player Classic - Home Cinema)
    ZoomPlayer
     
  17. PaulBB

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    Latest release of MPUI (the front-end) was in October 2006. I think you are confused here between MPLAYER and MPUI, the MPLAYER builds are released each and every month not MPUI. ;)

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    Yes, you are right and I stand corrected. You were taking about the front-end while I was about the player, sorry for the mixup. And thanks also to have taken the time to go check and reply here. :thumb:
    I shall give a run to this front-end, seems to be a neat one.
     
  19. Saraceno

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    I've tested a lot of players and KMPlayer portable is good. You have to follow the directions on the following page:

    http://www.portablefreeware.com/?id=835#comments

    SMplayer is good, but I've found audio/video sync problems when I've skipped ahead 10 minutes or so on a DVD.

    VLC is good, but is limited in features.

    KMPlayer has heaps of features, such as 'voice emphasis' mode where if you're listening to an MP3, say a lecture, and you need the vocals to be brought to the front.

    GOMplayer couldn't play certain folders, say burned through DVD shrink, and MPlayer has had some problems playing DVDs from different regions.

    KMPlayer, seems to play every file I've tried, and quick/responsive, with no problems when skipping ahead through DVDs.
     
  20. Pedro

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    I have 2 favourites, VLC and SMPlayer.
    On Windows, i had a third, also mentioned above, Media Player Classic.

    Never tried KMPlayer, but i think i'm going to.
     
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    Media PLayer classic has also had problems playing say region 1 DVDs on a region 4 player.

    VLC was the best I'd used, but there was a problem with the previous version, which didn't allow me to select menus in a DVD.

    The portable KMplayer is awesome. Newer versions aren't portable, so the link on the portablefreeware page should be a download link to the last portable version.

    You can access the options through the 'cog wheel' or, see the amount of options in the menus. Has just about every tweak you can think of.

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  22. Saraceno

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    Best part is watching a DVD, and hitting the keys 1 through to 7 or so (while watching video), to change the screen size.

    Wide screen, overscan (full stretch right to corners, while maintaining ratio - without stretching images) etc.

    Basically watch movies how you want, at the screen size, and sound you like.

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    I've found with mp3s, some with people speaking, can have lots of background noise. So if you have uni lectures etc, and the voice emphasis mode, and the voice is clear without any background noise.

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    Speed mode is good too to speed up audio.

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  23. Saraceno

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    Just a note, to make it portable::

    Download the self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch KMPlayer.exe. Then bring up the "Preferences" window, click on "General", and check "Store Settings to KMPcfg.ini"

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  24. raakii

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    I love Kmp, I these information on their forums(for making it portable).
     
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    Bulky? It's a single file. o_O
     
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