Replacement for windows media player

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  1. da_head
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    da_head A dying dream..

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    so my media player is fucked up, and i decided it's finally time to move on. any recommends? nothin to complicated, but preferable something with nice skins. thx in advance (i have xp btw)

    EDIT: i meant a program for music, not videos. sry guys (already have vlc and media player classic for that)
     


  2. IceRentoraa29

    IceRentoraa29 Don't get in between a kid and his ice cream cone.

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    You can try VideoLAN player or Media Player Classic.....or even *shudder* RealPlayer [​IMG]
     
  3. Takaishi

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    start> Run> mplayer2

    or videolan
     
  4. Diablo1123

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    VideoLan player is awesome [​IMG]
     
  5. webyugioh

    webyugioh GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    VideoLan (or VLC) is great,
    if you really want to,
    you can download CCCP
    and it has everything you could possibly want.

    I currently use MPC (Media Player Classic)
    that was included in the CCCP.
     
  6. Joe88

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    K-LITE(VLC + WINAMP)

    I found CCCP to be quit annoying
     
  7. tenchan4

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    I totally agree that CCCP is the way to go. [​IMG] You can play any media type you throw at it, using the included media player classic, in combination with all the codecs it installs.
     
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    For playing individual tracks and videos then it's got to be MPC (combined with CCCP).

    If you're after all the media library stuff that's in media player then your best option is probably Winamp. Unfortunately the latest versions of Winamp have TONS of crap included with them that I spend ages clearing out, although after that Winamp is nice and nippy and I love the media library built into it. You could also have a look at foobar2000, which is a very powerful media player, with low memory and CPU usage whilst still being highly customisable (and loved by audiophiles), but it can take awhile to get it tweaked to how you like it.

    I might get lynched saying this, but iTunes is quite good as well [​IMG]

    You can also combine iTunes and foobar2000 [​IMG]
     
  10. air2004

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    VLC is by far the best and lightest of all the clients
     
  11. War

    War Take it easy~

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    VLC hands down.
     
  12. Jiggah

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    MPC + ffdshow
     
  13. Banger

    Banger Me > | | < You ..Wanna Line dance?

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    VLC or GOM.

    Instead of using codec packs just install the codecs you need.
     
  14. Pizzaroo

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    VLC. Sex on a stick (unless you don't watch pron)
     
  15. DeMoN

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    I suggest downloading a codec pack for Windows Media Player. That's what I did and now it plays everything (even more support than VLC has).

    Plus you actually get thumbnails instead of the traffic cone icon.
     
  16. TLSpartan

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    MPlayer is good(SMPlayer is a nice front end as well). But for when I play songs from library of music I use Quod Libet which does not have a windows build.
     
  17. rscarrab

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    Music -> Winamp + Azenis 2 [skin] + g-force 3.7.5 [vis]
    Video -> VLC
     
  18. Joe88

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    I actually just like to use the default skin with nitevision color scheme and the Osciloscope_and_VU_meter visualizer
    Virtual_Dimension_RMX is a nice theme though and Proyections
     
  19. GreatFox

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    Well, audio or video?

    For audio, I use foobar2000 with fooNION theme.
    As for video, Media Player Classic with ffdshow.
     
  20. xcalibur

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    Sadly, not anymore. I notice it gives me slowdowns on 720p video.
    I suggest people get mpc-homecinema and corecodec AVC