Best Alternative to WMP?

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Software' started by Demonweare, Dec 21, 2010.

  1. Demonweare

    Demonweare New Member

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    Windows Media Player is just too slow!

    What is the best free media player out there, specifically for music?
     
  2. TorrentG

    TorrentG Banned

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    Hey,

    Winamp for audio and Media Player Classic Home Cinema for video.
     
  3. cybercore

    cybercore New Member

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    I play them all with VLC.
     
  4. TorrentG

    TorrentG Banned

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    VLC is good and I like it.

    The reason it is a no-go for me is because I only have a Pentium 4 but with the best video card possible ever for AGP.

    VLC does not support EVR (the hardware acceleration needed to make the video card do the video decoding work - "Enhanced Video Renderer").

    So what that means is that I can't play HD video in VLC because my CPU can not keep up.

    But MPCHC and PowerDVD do support EVR.

    So basically, if anyone has a slower CPU, definitely go with my suggestion. If you have a fast CPU, go with anything at all you'd like to. :)
     
  5. Highwayman

    Highwayman Extraordinary Member

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    For music Winamp, for video VLC
     
  6. Captain Jack

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    For Music I would recommend Media Monkey it works great and less footprint. Yes for video VLC, K-Lite codec with Media Player Classic
     
  7. Elmer

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    I'm with Jack, MediaMonkey and the WMP11 skin is a very nice combo. VLC for diveo.
     
  8. cybercore

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    Thanks guys!

    I feel great; I only use WMP Classic + Klite Mega for videos. MediaMonkey looks good, but I'll try before I buy!

    Speaking of: does anyone know of a quick and easy way of converting wpl playlists to m3u?
     
  10. Captain Jack

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    Use this article Converting wpl playlists to m3u playlists - bobdc.blog As for Media Monkey the Free version is more than enough :)

    Hope this helps,
    Captain
     
  11. geek

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    I use Winamp for both music and video.
     
  12. FlameProofSuit

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    VLC works like a CHAMP on all but one of my machines (OLD laptop). Trying to play 1080p is simply asking too much. Having said that, Media Player Classic Home Cinema gets it over the line. While it's ugly as sin, it's great for doing what no-other will do.
     
  13. Gman13

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    In past I used BS Player, but recently my favorite is GOM Player
     

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