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Postby Guessmyname on Wed May 04, 2011 2:45 pm

Wasn't quite sure whether this belonged here or in Hardware / Software but the latter seems more a 'help help I broke something!' place which isn't quite the issue here...

What's your recommended media player? Ie for films, videos etc on the computer (think VLC, Windows Media Player etc). On a related note, does anyone know of a player that allows you to advance frame by frame? I'm trying to build up a library of facial expressions and shapes from film and tv to use as references for facial animation and drawing, but I really, really need a player that allows frame-by-frame skipping to get that perfect, clean shot. Any recommendations?
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Re: Media players

Postby zombie@computer on Wed May 04, 2011 4:56 pm

Video: media player classic x64 (also does frame by frame btw) > vlc > everything else.
Audio: Winamp (one of the older, nonbloated versions) > wmp (good enough for the occasional music) > a whole lot of nothing > everything else
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Re: Media players

Postby pk_hunter on Wed May 04, 2011 5:08 pm

Foobar should be after winamp and before WMP in your list, Zombie.
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Re: Media players

Postby zombie@computer on Wed May 04, 2011 5:30 pm

pk_hunter wrote:Foobar should be after winamp and before WMP in your list, Zombie.

ok, sorry, tbh i only use wmp because when i open stuff in winamp it forgets my playlist :lol:
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Re: Media players

Postby MNM on Wed May 04, 2011 5:53 pm

zombie@computer wrote:Audio: Winamp (one of the older, nonbloated versions) > wmp (good enough for the occasional music) > a whole lot of nothing > everything else >>>>>>> iTunes
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Re: Media players

Postby Zecrah on Tue Jun 28, 2011 11:54 am

VLC. Though I find it incredibly unstable when playing certain media types, i.e. WMV. Sometimes it's fine and other times poof, no sound, or stutters, or it closes and leaves the process running at 50cpu etc. But I don't watch many .WMVs, so it usually fits the bill.
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Re: Media players

Postby LordDz on Tue Jun 28, 2011 4:39 pm

Video: VLC
Music: Spotify, Grooveshark
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Re: Media players

Postby Saxon on Wed Jun 29, 2011 4:33 pm

Zecrah wrote:VLC. Though I find it incredibly unstable when playing certain media types, i.e. WMV. Sometimes it's fine and other times poof, no sound, or stutters, or it closes and leaves the process running at 50cpu etc. But I don't watch many .WMVs, so it usually fits the bill.


Use MPC HC. It's much more stable and won't give you any of those horrible artifacts that VLC produces on a regular basis.
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Re: Media players

Postby Zecrah on Wed Jun 29, 2011 8:18 pm

Downloaded, installed, liked.
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Re: Media players

Postby BubbleQ on Wed Jun 29, 2011 9:24 pm

All music I listen to exists in spotify, so every other media goes in vlc all time :)
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Re: Media players

Postby dissonance on Thu Jun 30, 2011 12:01 am

smplayer for video, mpd for music. if i'm on windows, vlc and foobar, respectively.
i had fun once, and it was awful.
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