Tilted Forum Project Discussion Community  

Go Back   Tilted Forum Project Discussion Community > Interests > Tilted Technology


 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 08-28-2008, 08:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
All important elusive independent swing voter...
 
jorgelito's Avatar
 
Location: People's Republic of KKKalifornia
What's the best Media Player?

Can anyone recommend a good media player? For example: Quicktime, VLC Player, Windows Media Player. I don't really like Quicktime all that much.

Thanks.
__________________
"The race is not always to the swift, nor battle to the strong, but
to the one that endures to the end."

"Demand more from yourself, more than anyone else could ever ask!"

- My recruiter
jorgelito is offline  
Old 08-28-2008, 09:46 PM   #2 (permalink)
Winter is Coming
 
Frosstbyte's Avatar
 
Location: The North
Well, what kind of media do you want to play and what do you want it to do? Are you just trying to watch individual movies or clips? Are you trying to organize a big collection? Music or movies or dvds?
Frosstbyte is offline  
Old 08-29-2008, 08:05 AM   #3 (permalink)
All important elusive independent swing voter...
 
jorgelito's Avatar
 
Location: People's Republic of KKKalifornia
Watch movies.
__________________
"The race is not always to the swift, nor battle to the strong, but
to the one that endures to the end."

"Demand more from yourself, more than anyone else could ever ask!"

- My recruiter
jorgelito is offline  
Old 08-29-2008, 08:15 AM   #4 (permalink)
warrior bodhisattva
 
Baraka_Guru's Avatar
 
Super Moderator
Location: East-central Canada
I use VLC Player by default. I avoid Windows Media Player like the plague. I don't mind Quicktime, but I only really use it when it's embedded on the Web.

VLC Player is small and easy and plays just about anything.
__________________
Knowing that death is certain and that the time of death is uncertain, what's the most important thing?
—Bhikkhuni Pema Chödrön

Humankind cannot bear very much reality.
—From "Burnt Norton," Four Quartets (1936), T. S. Eliot
Baraka_Guru is offline  
Old 08-29-2008, 08:22 AM   #5 (permalink)
All important elusive independent swing voter...
 
jorgelito's Avatar
 
Location: People's Republic of KKKalifornia
Yeah, despite the lack of responses I went with VLC last night. Doesn't seem to be many computer people around here.
__________________
"The race is not always to the swift, nor battle to the strong, but
to the one that endures to the end."

"Demand more from yourself, more than anyone else could ever ask!"

- My recruiter
jorgelito is offline  
Old 08-29-2008, 08:26 AM   #6 (permalink)
We work alone
 
LoganSnake's Avatar
 
Location: Cake Town
Winamp for music. VLC for video. I don't use anything else.
__________________
Maturity is knowing you were an idiot in the past. Wisdom is knowing that you'll be an idiot in the future. Common sense is knowing that you should try not to be an idiot now. - J. Jacques
LoganSnake is offline  
Old 08-29-2008, 08:32 AM   #7 (permalink)
warrior bodhisattva
 
Baraka_Guru's Avatar
 
Super Moderator
Location: East-central Canada
Quote:
Originally Posted by jorgelito View Post
Yeah, despite the lack of responses I went with VLC last night. Doesn't seem to be many computer people around here.
Well, you did just fine, then. I hope you continue to enjoy the program.
__________________
Knowing that death is certain and that the time of death is uncertain, what's the most important thing?
—Bhikkhuni Pema Chödrön

Humankind cannot bear very much reality.
—From "Burnt Norton," Four Quartets (1936), T. S. Eliot
Baraka_Guru is offline  
Old 08-29-2008, 08:46 AM   #8 (permalink)
I want a Plaid crayon
 
Plaid13's Avatar
 
vlc is nice but i prefer windows media player classic just because its so simple once you get all the right codecs its nice. VLC is nice if you dont want to worry about codecs.
Plaid13 is offline  
Old 08-29-2008, 08:46 AM   #9 (permalink)
All important elusive independent swing voter...
 
jorgelito's Avatar
 
Location: People's Republic of KKKalifornia
Quote:
Originally Posted by Baraka_Guru View Post
Well, you did just fine, then. I hope you continue to enjoy the program.
Thanks! I downloaded it for both Mac and PC.
__________________
"The race is not always to the swift, nor battle to the strong, but
to the one that endures to the end."

"Demand more from yourself, more than anyone else could ever ask!"

- My recruiter
jorgelito is offline  
Old 08-29-2008, 09:39 AM   #10 (permalink)
We work alone
 
LoganSnake's Avatar
 
Location: Cake Town
Quote:
Originally Posted by Plaid13 View Post
vlc is nice but i prefer windows media player classic just because its so simple once you get all the right codecs its nice. VLC is nice if you dont want to worry about codecs.
I have just about every codec there is. Had to download some for some files to play in VLC, so you still need codecs for it.
__________________
Maturity is knowing you were an idiot in the past. Wisdom is knowing that you'll be an idiot in the future. Common sense is knowing that you should try not to be an idiot now. - J. Jacques
LoganSnake is offline  
Old 08-29-2008, 10:09 AM   #11 (permalink)
warrior bodhisattva
 
Baraka_Guru's Avatar
 
Super Moderator
Location: East-central Canada
Quote:
Originally Posted by jorgelito
Thanks! I downloaded it for both Mac and PC.
Yeah, I have it on both machines as well. I was pleasantly surprised to find that they have an OS X version.

Quote:
Originally Posted by LoganSnake View Post
Had to download some for some files to play in VLC, so you still need codecs for it.
I have yet to come across this issue. What file types need codecs in VLC?
__________________
Knowing that death is certain and that the time of death is uncertain, what's the most important thing?
—Bhikkhuni Pema Chödrön

Humankind cannot bear very much reality.
—From "Burnt Norton," Four Quartets (1936), T. S. Eliot
Baraka_Guru is offline  
Old 08-29-2008, 10:45 AM   #12 (permalink)
We work alone
 
LoganSnake's Avatar
 
Location: Cake Town
Well, I don't know anymore because everything works now. Was a while ago.
__________________
Maturity is knowing you were an idiot in the past. Wisdom is knowing that you'll be an idiot in the future. Common sense is knowing that you should try not to be an idiot now. - J. Jacques
LoganSnake is offline  
Old 08-30-2008, 04:41 PM   #13 (permalink)
I want a Plaid crayon
 
Plaid13's Avatar
 
Hum yeah never had to worry about codecs with vlc But i just download klite codec pack and use windows media player classic and everything works anyway.
Plaid13 is offline  
Old 09-05-2008, 11:25 PM   #14 (permalink)
Crazy
 
Location: BC, Canada
I use VLC for all things video. Winamp for audio.
tiltedbc is offline  
Old 09-06-2008, 12:16 AM   #15 (permalink)
All important elusive independent swing voter...
 
jorgelito's Avatar
 
Location: People's Republic of KKKalifornia
Thanks again everyone for your insight and thank you Baraka for your Mac perspective. The WD My Book Essential 500 GB is serving me well at the moment. Only problem is I can't write to it from my Mac.
__________________
"The race is not always to the swift, nor battle to the strong, but
to the one that endures to the end."

"Demand more from yourself, more than anyone else could ever ask!"

- My recruiter
jorgelito is offline  
Old 09-06-2008, 05:41 AM   #16 (permalink)
Talk nerdy to me
 
God of Thunder's Avatar
 
Location: Flint, MI
Quote:
Originally Posted by LoganSnake View Post
Winamp for music. VLC for video. I don't use anything else.
What he said
__________________
I reject your reality, and substitute my own

-- Adam Savage
God of Thunder is offline  
Old 07-16-2009, 03:53 AM   #17 (permalink)
Human
 
SecretMethod70's Avatar
 
Administrator
Location: Chicago
I'll echo the VLC for video, Winamp for Audio sentiment. Other apps may be flashier, but VLC just plain works. I haven't downloaded codecs in years.
__________________
Le temps détruit tout

"Musicians are the carriers and communicators of spirit in the most immediate sense." - Kurt Elling

Last edited by SecretMethod70; 07-20-2009 at 05:48 AM..
SecretMethod70 is offline  
Old 07-16-2009, 12:53 PM   #18 (permalink)
 
roachboy's Avatar
 
Super Moderator
Location: essex ma
another vlc endorsement.
i use it for streaming audio as well.
__________________
a gramophone its corrugated trumpet silver handle
spinning dog. such faithfulness it hear

it make you sick.

-kamau brathwaite
roachboy is offline  
Old 07-16-2009, 01:28 PM   #19 (permalink)
The Reforms
 
Jetée's Avatar
 
Location: Rarely, if ever, here or there, but always in transition
I use realplayer for the most part (and it surprised me to notice that the monolith 'Google', now endorses it as well), if only because I don't usually encounter other audio and video formats that deviate from my mp3/avi/wmv/mp4/mov usuals.

I did, however, recently install VLC player if for whatever case, I cannot play a file, I upload it to the payer and check to see if it runs. VLC is now my patented backup, and Realplayer is my starter; if for whatever reason, the starter fails, I bring out the closer.
__________________
As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world (that is the myth of the Atomic Age) as in being able to remake ourselves.
Mohandas K. Gandhi
Jetée is offline  
Old 07-18-2009, 12:02 PM   #20 (permalink)
tcp
Crazy
 
tcp's Avatar
 
VLC is easy to use, but the interface is not very nice. SMPlayer (GUI for mplayer) is good too, remembers the playback position on every video, and is based off a open-source all-in-one player (like VLC). Zoom Player is the best IMO if you're willing to pay for it, it will download the essential codecs for you and it has many options to set up everything. I recommend using Haali Video Renderer in lieu of the standard Windows VMR. Another option is to use a codec pack. Some people like K-Lite Codec Pack but i prefer the Combined Community Codec Pack. They both come with media player classic and BSplayer. Its OK to use both an all-in-one media player like VLC or mplayer and a codec pack, however, dont install two different codec packs and if you switch codec packs, use a cleaner before installing the new one.
tcp is offline  
 

Tags
media, player

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 10:38 PM.

Tilted Forum Project

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
© 2002-2012 Tilted Forum Project

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197 198 199 200 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 211 212 213 214 215 216 217 218 219 220 221 222 223 224 225 226 227 228 229 230 231 232 233 234 235 236 237 238 239 240 241 242 243 244 245 246 247 248 249 250 251 252 253 254 255 256 257 258 259 260 261 262 263 264 265 266 267 268 269 270 271 272 273 274 275 276 277 278 279 280 281 282 283 284 285 286 287 288 289 290 291 292 293 294 295 296 297 298 299 300 301 302 303 304 305 306 307 308 309 310 311 312 313 314 315 316 317 318 319 320 321 322 323 324 325 326 327 328 329 330 331 332 333 334 335 336 337 338 339 340 341 342 343 344 345 346 347 348 349 350 351 352 353 354 355 356 357 358 359 360