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Title: What media player do you use?
Post by: chip! 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?
Title: Re: What media player do you use?
Post by: TheHalf™ 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

TheHalf™
Title: Re: What media player do you use?
Post by: murph_dogg on June 28, 2006, 10:23:13 am
Winamp for me, every other media player seems to freeze when i search through my library...
Title: Re: What media player do you use?
Post by: deckkeeper 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.
Title: Re: What media player do you use?
Post by: DC on June 28, 2006, 01:44:01 pm
Media Player Classic... does what i need it too without all the other bloat
Title: Re: What media player do you use?
Post by: TheNightWatchman 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:

(http://img281.imageshack.us/img281/5546/mmjb3xk.jpg)

Tell me!
Title: Re: What media player do you use?
Post by: dinner123 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.
Title: Re: What media player do you use?
Post by: MinLo 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....
Title: Re: What media player do you use?
Post by: TheHalf™ 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.

TheHalf™
Title: Re: What media player do you use?
Post by: billyfridge 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 :)
Title: Re: What media player do you use?
Post by: TheNightWatchman 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.
Title: Re: What media player do you use?
Post by: weera 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.
Title: Re: What media player do you use?
Post by: texasboy 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
Title: Re: What media player do you use?
Post by: TheHalf™ 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.
Title: Re: What media player do you use?
Post by: deckkeeper 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:

http://img419.imageshack.us/my.php?image=ss1ln2.png (http://img419.imageshack.us/my.php?image=ss1ln2.png)

http://img523.imageshack.us/my.php?image=ss2ym8.png (http://img523.imageshack.us/my.php?image=ss2ym8.png)
Title: Re: What media player do you use?
Post by: danny251 on August 05, 2006, 10:22:30 am
foobar!
Title: Re: What media player do you use?
Post by: chip! on August 05, 2006, 12:05:24 pm
you really use foobar?? hehe i haven't heard of anyone using that in a while but it is a wicked media player..

I like BS Player for video and Winamp for MP3.. but am kinda gravitating toward iTunes since I bought an iPod... but hopefully after the Zune comes out I'll switch to the new Alexandria media player if its good enough to compete with iTunes.
Title: Re: What media player do you use?
Post by: TheNightWatchman on August 05, 2006, 05:22:24 pm
The point is though
I just click on a song and it adds it to a "now playing" playlist (similar to WMP actually)
and if there's not a song there it will stop.
iTunes will just play the next artists' songs in alphabetically order when I don't want it to. I got frustrated by it.
Title: Re: What media player do you use?
Post by: bigdaveangell on August 15, 2006, 05:05:54 pm
I use WMP for video and Itunes for music
Title: Re: What media player do you use?
Post by: savaden on October 13, 2006, 09:15:01 am
I use foobar for music & VLC for video.
Title: Re: What media player do you use?
Post by: chip! on October 16, 2006, 05:56:54 pm
foobar and vlc.. yah dont see those that often these days..

actually i didnt even know foobar was still around. maybe ill have to give it a shot. i haven't tried it since the early winamp days..
Title: Re: What media player do you use?
Post by: deckkeeper on October 17, 2006, 06:35:00 am
VLC is great for video. I keep running into things that refuse to play on zplayer or wmp, but VLC has played everything I've found.
Title: Re: What media player do you use?
Post by: chip! on October 19, 2006, 06:27:04 am
i've been a fan of bsPlayer for video things that wouldnt play with wmp..  anyone else use BS Player?
Title: Re: What media player do you use?
Post by: sbaynard on November 10, 2006, 04:29:44 pm
iTunes is my personal favorite and I haven't even gotten around to purchasing an iPod as of yet. But the "Cover Flow" view option takes the cake for me!
Title: Re: What media player do you use?
Post by: josh on November 13, 2006, 03:37:07 am
iTunes here.

It's not the best, but it's simple and does what I want.
Title: Re: What media player do you use?
Post by: esonique on November 16, 2006, 02:58:45 am
For me: Foobar w/ ColumnsUI addon

http://www.foobar2000.org/

He He!
Title: Re: What media player do you use?
Post by: jeannibordelli on November 21, 2006, 12:42:21 am
Well I use MusikCube for my audiofiles : http://www.musikcube.com/
(it has the fastest database, compared to Winamp, iTunes and Windows Media Player)
And Bsplayer for my video-files: http://www.bsplayer.org/

Sometimes I use Coolplayer and XMplayer for easy and low ram-sucking music moments
Title: Re: What media player do you use?
Post by: invader on November 25, 2006, 01:28:50 am
i am using WMP and BS Player PRO
Title: Re: What media player do you use?
Post by: bliblis on November 25, 2006, 09:27:17 am
For non-dvd videos I use mostly Media Player Classic, but for dvds it's PowerDVD.

I enjoy music most of the times via Winamp, but I always have Foobar2000 in my system ready to reproduce sound perfection.
Title: Re: What media player do you use?
Post by: SHEEPFISH on December 14, 2006, 03:49:24 pm
i m using itunes more often than anytime before!its great
specially th podcast idea its great
Title: Re: What media player do you use?
Post by: Bovski on January 09, 2007, 10:21:00 am
Winamp for music
PowerDVD DVD's, Mpegs & Transport streams

VLC for AVi's and DTS Audio CD's
Title: Re: What media player do you use?
Post by: chadamir on January 11, 2007, 10:03:07 am
Media player classic and media portal on my htpc (http://team-mediaportal.com guy who originated xbox media center)
Title: Re: What media player do you use?
Post by: cissie on January 20, 2007, 10:25:25 am
To the Nightwatchman..

Go to http://www.mediamonkey.com

You can do just about anything with media monkey.. if you go to the forums you will find the very very latest version too.. version 3 of media monkey is about to be released in a week or two.. that is an early development version.. once you have a look there.. i will also give you a little surprise package in there.. do the ground work and have a look around. :)
Title: Re: What media player do you use?
Post by: kyopedlr on January 20, 2007, 03:31:09 pm
MPC(video) and WMP(audio)

Itunes is overrated

-kyopedlr
Title: Re: What media player do you use?
Post by: TheNightWatchman on January 20, 2007, 07:38:57 pm
To the Nightwatchman..

 i will also give you a little surprise package in there.. do the ground work and have a look around. :)

I think you're going to have to give me more info, what do you mean by "you"? There isn't a member called Cissie there.
Title: Re: What media player do you use?
Post by: cissie on January 20, 2007, 07:53:22 pm
To the Nightwatchman..

 i will also give you a little surprise package in there.. do the ground work and have a look around. :)

I think you're going to have to give me more info, what do you mean by "you"? There isn't a member called Cissie there.

Okay... its not me its my partner.. look up Diddeleedoo and you will find what i am talking about.  Brilliant programme which has been created by him, and has had over 5600 takers of it.. hope you get something from it.  :)
Title: Re: What media player do you use?
Post by: dalerojo on February 26, 2007, 10:41:32 pm
I use Winamp or Windows Media, depends how I get up ;D ;D. But for videos I allways use bsplayer. I never have a problem with that program.

Saludos desde Argentina.
Title: Re: What media player do you use?
Post by: RadDave™ on March 09, 2007, 04:29:03 am
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:

(http://img281.imageshack.us/img281/5546/mmjb3xk.jpg)

Tell me!


guttermouth... nice choice
Title: Re: What media player do you use?
Post by: chip! on March 09, 2007, 11:39:56 am
forgot to mention that earlier.. but NW, if you haven't tried Winamp + Album List plugin yet... give it a shot.. its pretty similar to the MusicMatch format of grouping albums, plus some other cool things..

the screen shots look really crazy, but see if you like it.. you might like the added power/stability of the Winamp player over MusicMatch :)


http://albumlist.sourceforge.net/ (http://albumlist.sourceforge.net/)
Title: Re: What media player do you use?
Post by: terminator333333 on March 19, 2007, 04:51:59 pm
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?
LOL i agree with you on this one....I find that winamp is a much better player...ifind that its most versatile
Title: Re: What media player do you use?
Post by: TheNightWatchman on March 19, 2007, 10:44:44 pm
guttermouth... nice choice

Sorry to disappoint... but when I switch computers I deleted all the stuff that I don't listen to/I downloaded for friends, etc... and it looks a lot different... no Guttermouth anymore...  ::)

forgot to mention that earlier.. but NW, if you haven't tried Winamp + Album List plugin yet... give it a shot.. its pretty similar to the MusicMatch format of grouping albums, plus some other cool things..

the screen shots look really crazy, but see if you like it.. you might like the added power/stability of the Winamp player over MusicMatch :)


http://albumlist.sourceforge.net/ (http://albumlist.sourceforge.net/)

Winamp has an album list plugin? Gahhh why didn't any body else tell me this before?!? I used Winamp for about 2 weeks and couldn't stand the way it lists the artists and things but could see it was a good player if you liked the ordering. Thanks a lot Chip!
Title: Re: What media player do you use?
Post by: free on May 25, 2007, 05:08:27 am
i listen with aimp...is the russian alternative to winamp...but more.
Title: Re: What media player do you use?
Post by: betrex on May 26, 2007, 11:36:56 pm
After trying out a lot of different players the last few years I am now OMLY using 3 players in rank of ...

1. VLC for movies ...
2. Media Player Classic ..
3. Musicmatch for "MUSIC"

Title: Re: What media player do you use?
Post by: GrVdGr on May 29, 2007, 03:53:31 am
VLC and Winamp
Title: Re: What media player do you use?
Post by: TheHalf™ on May 30, 2007, 01:52:49 pm
Update...I use WMP 11 for most videos, I use Winamp 5.35 for all audio, .flv videos I use FLVPlayer 1.3.3 and for .gvi videos - Google Video Player
Title: Re: What media player do you use?
Post by: krytt on July 07, 2007, 04:38:13 pm
I've always liked the plug-ins and skins with winamp better than windows media player, even b4 using the latter mentioned if there were no winamp I would prolly use real player. 
Title: Re: What media player do you use?
Post by: DC on July 09, 2007, 08:15:58 am
for music i use foobar2000! check it out....
Title: Re: What media player do you use?
Post by: Ghezus on July 10, 2007, 01:47:24 am
I use Foobar2000 on my laptop 'cause it has alot less music on it, but due to the massive medialibrary I have on my PC I use Winamp with Mediamonkey.
Title: Re: What media player do you use?
Post by: gr1ngo on August 07, 2007, 09:32:13 pm
winamp, vcl and WMP9..vcl will play a beermat if required ..i think.
Title: Re: What media player do you use?
Post by: dieselboyyy on August 10, 2007, 09:43:14 pm
is there anythin better than vlc for video...?
i currently use vlc: video, winamp: quickfly listen of mp3s, itunes: mp3 management, and long run mp3 listen
Title: Re: What media player do you use?
Post by: mandragora5 on August 18, 2007, 09:16:04 am
VLC player and BS player for divx/Xvid movies :) and matroska hdddd  :D Sometime for sound WinAmp but my ex girl friend likes more than me.
And WinDVD for DVD-s movies.
Title: Re: What media player do you use?
Post by: big-ah on August 22, 2007, 08:40:40 am
WMP 11 the better one!  :P
Title: Re: What media player do you use?
Post by: TheHalf™ on September 14, 2007, 04:26:06 pm
I still use WMP 11 for most videos, I use Winamp 5.35 for all audio, .flv videos I use FLVPlayer 1.3.3 and for .gvi videos - Google Video Player.

Since I venture to many websites that have embedded videos I downloaded the Firefox add-on 'VideoDownloader' that allows me to to download embedded videos from a website ie: youporn.com and save to my HDD.
Title: Re: What media player do you use?
Post by: USprodigy on November 11, 2007, 12:36:51 am
dizzler media player
cus i dont have to download songs, to listen songs :P
Title: Re: What media player do you use?
Post by: Exous on November 22, 2007, 11:51:08 am
For movies Windows Media Player, for music definitly Winamp (cus of the many features), for DVD's I prefer Power DVD (same reason as winamp, features)
Title: Re: What media player do you use?
Post by: kruljo on December 01, 2007, 06:16:35 pm
for me in winamp the best for playing music.. for movies i prefer bsplayer.
Title: Re: What media player do you use?
Post by: luv on January 12, 2008, 02:13:00 am
I use MusicMatch only because it's easy for me to figure out and have never had any trouble burning cd's or getting songs to my mp3 player. I actually listen to music on Windows Media player though because for some reason through my computer it sounds better...? ???

luv
Title: Re: What media player do you use?
Post by: texasboy on January 12, 2008, 10:14:34 am
I use MusicMatch only because it's easy for me to figure out and have never had any trouble burning cd's or getting songs to my mp3 player. I actually listen to music on Windows Media player though because for some reason through my computer it sounds better...? ???

luv

Musicmatch has always been good for me. So easy to use until recently when it was bought over by Yahoo Music. Got through the migration  change over but seems Yahoo is only interested in the money and has set different standards for what used to be straightforward easy to use programme.
cheers
Title: Re: What media player do you use?
Post by: luv on January 13, 2008, 03:46:29 am
I use MusicMatch only because it's easy for me to figure out and have never had any trouble burning cd's or getting songs to my mp3 player. I actually listen to music on Windows Media player though because for some reason through my computer it sounds better...? ???

luv

Musicmatch has always been good for me. So easy to use until recently when it was bought over by Yahoo Music. Got through the migration  change over but seems Yahoo is only interested in the money and has set different standards for what used to be straightforward easy to use programme.
cheers

You know, I saw that one day when I opened it but for what I use it for I really haven't been able to tell a difference. Yahoo is big enough though its sad to think they are so money hungry. You think they could give us something to work with. I have been a yahoo user since 95 and love them but still......
I hope they don't try to do anything funky and mess my groove up . haha

luv
Title: Re: What media player do you use?
Post by: weenden on February 09, 2008, 12:13:03 am
vlc media is my fav but i also use musicmatch an oldie but a goody for me
Title: Re: What media player do you use?
Post by: CountVonCount on February 26, 2008, 11:43:06 pm
VLC Media Player for movies - http://www.videolan.org/vlc/
Quote
VLC - the cross-platform media player and streaming server
VLC media player is a highly portable multimedia player for various audio and video formats (MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, mp3, ogg, ...) as well as DVDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols. It can also be used as a server to stream in unicast or multicast in IPv4 or IPv6 on a high-bandwidth network.

(http://www.videolan.org/images/screenshots/vlc-win32.png)

Xion for music - http://xion.r2.com.au/index.php?page=home
Quote
Xion is a high fidelity, easily skinnable, out of this world audio player.
(http://xion.r2.com.au/images/screenshot_front.jpg)
Title: Re: What media player do you use?
Post by: seancwatson on February 29, 2008, 03:35:33 pm
Xion for music - http://xion.r2.com.au/index.php?page=home
Quote
Xion is a high fidelity, easily skinnable, out of this world audio player.

I tried it. I don't like it. Library support sucks (it doesn't even have any)
Title: Re: What media player do you use?
Post by: RiffRaff on March 01, 2008, 12:17:16 am
GOM player I've tried winamp, Windows Media Player and others, but Gom plays them all and never gives me problems.
Title: Re: What media player do you use?
Post by: djjottamix on March 05, 2008, 12:53:19 pm
Thank you
Title: Re: What media player do you use?
Post by: magma on May 28, 2008, 04:49:50 pm
windows media Player
Title: Re: What media player do you use?
Post by: texasboy on June 05, 2008, 09:45:34 am
 ;D Normally Windows Media Player, but using Nero 8 Showtime which if set as default, will play most. Occasionally due to material sent to me via Billy Media Center will play all. You can set controls for quality etc. but watch you dont give full control to Media  as to logging and reporting what you are watching. You can always "set up later".
cheers
Title: Re: What media player do you use?
Post by: johnnyfive on June 18, 2008, 11:39:05 am
I'm still using vlc sometimes, but mostly I'm using zoomplayer. It's easy on resources and good pictures, loads fast.
Title: Re: What media player do you use?
Post by: tincanman2010 on July 14, 2008, 11:11:26 pm
I like foobar for music and GOM for video.

itunes to me would be the best if it didn't cause conflicts for me with ConvertXtodvd, wasn't such a memory hog and could retian links when I move or rename files.

songbird is amazing and I'm cheering heartily for it. But for a year now I have been installing the latest hoping it will be stable enough to use in real life, and so far no.

atunes has some pluses too for the itunes crowd.

and for video, GOM is easy to use and trouble free, looks nicer than VLC, and plays everything.
Title: Re: What media player do you use?
Post by: vrbica on August 20, 2008, 08:32:13 pm
I like simple things,like BS player ;D
Title: Re: What media player do you use?
Post by: tincanman2010 on August 24, 2008, 05:58:31 pm
The first public Songbird beat is out!

Deffo worth a try.
Title: Re: What media player do you use?
Post by: Robke4003 on January 29, 2009, 10:44:50 pm
1st place: ITunes looks good and its very easy to use.
2nd place: WMP to share my media with my connected xbox360
Title: Re: What media player do you use?
Post by: DrunKnJSD on April 28, 2009, 11:27:35 am
What do you think is the best media player right now, and why?

I voted for RealOne because it's the BEST Free video player on the web available because it plays almost all file types without need of searching the web for the codecs!!!
Title: Re: What media player do you use?
Post by: vivek1101988 on July 17, 2009, 10:24:56 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?
i use vlc player..it loads fastly as well........
Title: Re: What media player do you use?
Post by: sandra_13 on September 04, 2009, 07:58:35 pm
Winamp only
Title: Re: What media player do you use?
Post by: billyfridge on September 05, 2009, 12:02:25 am
VLC player.....it plays anything including the vast amount of porn Tex sends me....lol
Title: Re: What media player do you use?
Post by: TheNightWatchman on September 05, 2009, 01:15:24 am
I've actually switched to iTunes now that they've made a better interface  :)
Title: Re: What media player do you use?
Post by: Charley68 on September 25, 2009, 08:38:19 pm
If you want to be able to play almost every media try Media Player Classic with a full Codec pack.
 
Title: Re: What media player do you use?
Post by: sleepless on May 03, 2010, 09:36:01 pm
VLC since it's free. Win-Amp Pro with a cool skin is always nice!
Title: Re: What media player do you use?
Post by: justme17 on December 02, 2010, 11:07:09 pm
Itunes drives me insane.>>>>>  I find it really hard to navigate around...
Windows media player has always been so straight forward and easy to use
Title: Re: What media player do you use?
Post by: lting77 on December 16, 2010, 12:20:43 am
vlc to watch quickie shows like colbert report/jon stewart at 1.5x

mpc home cinema edition for documentaries and movies that require real attention (like inception)

Title: Re: What media player do you use?
Post by: ricamarie on July 26, 2012, 10:22:47 pm
The first option that matters most is its multimedia player for playing everything on your system. VLC media player is simple to use that also comes with a pile of powerful features that users demand, let’s look at each of these options and how you can apply it properly.
Title: Re: What media player do you use?
Post by: WendyLong on May 04, 2017, 06:11:17 pm
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Title: Re: What media player do you use?
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