Best Alternative to WMP?

#1
Windows Media Player is just too slow!

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


#2
Hey,

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


#3
I play them all with VLC.
 


#4
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. :)
 


Highwayman

Extraordinary Member
#5
For music Winamp, for video VLC
 


Captain Jack

Extraordinary Member
#6
For Music I would recommend Media Monkey it works great and less footprint. Yes for video VLC, K-Lite codec with Media Player Classic
 


Elmer

Extraordinary Member
#7
I'm with Jack, MediaMonkey and the WMP11 skin is a very nice combo. VLC for diveo.
 


#8
For Music I would recommend Media Monkey it works great and less footprint. Yes for video VLC, K-Lite codec with Media Player Classic
Yup a good combo there, and I actually started using Media Player Classic with K-Lite too.

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Media Player Classic - Home Cinema - Video Player

Download K-Lite Mega Codec Pack

MediaMonkey
 


#9
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?
 


Captain Jack

Extraordinary Member
#10
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?
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
I use Winamp for both music and video.
 


#12
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
In past I used BS Player, but recently my favorite is GOM Player
 


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