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What do you think is the best media player right now, and why?

iTunes
11 (10.5%)
Winamp
16 (15.2%)
Windows Media Player
37 (35.2%)
MusicMatch
2 (1.9%)
RealOne
2 (1.9%)
Other
37 (35.2%)

Total Members Voted: 20

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What media player do you use?
« on: June 28, 2006, 08:19:20 am »
What do you think is the best media player right now, and why?

If you use iTunes is it because you have an iPod or do you have a different mp3 player and use a different media player because of that?
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Re: What media player do you use?
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2006, 09:49:09 am »
Windows Media Player 11 beta. Infact I am using beta on most everything on this S.A.S. (Serial Attachment S.C.S.I.) drive.

We need to implement a discussion board on Windows Vista vs. OpenSuseXGL (http://dl.tv/blogs/digitallifetv/archive/2006/06/22/14230.aspx.

I have dedicated a single drive to Vista and now looking to partition that drive to install LinuxSuSE. Need to compare and have fun with.  ;D

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Re: What media player do you use?
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2006, 10:23:13 am »
Winamp for me, every other media player seems to freeze when i search through my library...

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Re: What media player do you use?
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2006, 11:13:22 am »
iTunes is wonderful. Perfect. Beautiful. Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.

Honestly, I just like using it.  It is bigger, nicer, and easier than any other player you listed. Heck, I don't even have an IPod and I like using it.

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Re: What media player do you use?
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2006, 01:44:01 pm »
Media Player Classic... does what i need it too without all the other bloat
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Re: What media player do you use?
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2006, 02:21:27 pm »
I use musicmatch.
It's crap... it just sorts the music in a great way.
If anyone knows a music player that sorts its music like this:



Tell me!

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Re: What media player do you use?
« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2006, 03:46:56 am »
iTunes because its easiest with my iPod. Can use ipod plugins for stuff like Winamp, but its not as good.

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Re: What media player do you use?
« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2006, 03:58:26 pm »
Media Player Classic... does what i need it too without all the other bloat

Same here......Works easy to change Widescreen movies to full screen......I only have a 25" TV and don't wanna have to squint my eyes....

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Re: What media player do you use?
« Reply #8 on: July 08, 2006, 11:30:35 am »
Try using Windows Media Player 11. I still need more time in tweaking WMP11 and it does a great job on categorizing both video & audio files. But at face value there still may a few glitches but all in all it's fine for me.

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Re: What media player do you use?
« Reply #9 on: July 08, 2006, 09:01:55 pm »
I bought Winamp Pro years ago, did every update, but l was never happy with it, and it's worse still after the latest update.

l use VLC Media player, it plays everything without faffing about looking for licences and stuff.
l gave my buddy a certain type of file ;) on a cd, he rang me,and said his media player wouldn't play it, l told him to download VLC, and it played no trouble.

funny thing happened when l updated WMP recently,....l put all my Robbie Williams MP3's in a folder, and play them regularly so l know which song is coming next if you see what i mean, so can you imagine my surprise when two songs came on that l haden't heard before.....VLC player must have been missing them, and WMP found them :)

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Re: What media player do you use?
« Reply #10 on: July 10, 2006, 07:47:32 pm »
l use VLC Media player, it plays everything without faffing about looking for licences and stuff.
l gave my buddy a certain type of file ;) on a cd, he rang me,and said his media player wouldn't play it, l told him to download VLC, and it played no trouble.

I use that for video files now, WMP would always lag for the first 30 seconds, VLC is great.

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Re: What media player do you use?
« Reply #11 on: July 19, 2006, 02:37:28 am »
I use iTunes coz my sister has an iPod and I like coz it's easy to manage your library and stuff.
But I use Winamp to play a track or file coz iTunes takes longer to load.
And Media Player Classic from K-lite, for almost every video file.

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Re: What media player do you use?
« Reply #12 on: July 20, 2006, 06:57:16 am »
Musicmatch for all my audio including transferring old songs from vinyl and tape.Superb!!!
Windows Media Player if you keep up to date and add all the video codecs is hard to beat.
cheers

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Re: What media player do you use?
« Reply #13 on: July 20, 2006, 07:42:22 am »
Musicmatch for all my audio including transferring old songs from vinyl and tape.Superb!!!
Windows Media Player if you keep up to date and add all the video codecs is hard to beat.
cheers

WMP 11 Beta is bundled with just about every codec out on the market, much like you would find with K-Lite - if not just install K-Lite.

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Re: What media player do you use?
« Reply #14 on: August 04, 2006, 08:12:39 am »
NW, you mentioned wanting to know if any other media players can organize like that.

Screen shots of iTunes' Browser:

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