Sign in to follow this  
Blazer

I Could Use Some Help.........again.

Recommended Posts

i need help finding a new media player. the sound on the widows media player sucks. DivX can't get a picture on half the stuff i play. :( :( :(

any suggestions would be very helpfull. :D:D:D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I use Media Player Classic for all of my video. It's a very nice player with a small footprint and some good options. You can download it free HERE.

As far as DivX is concerned, be sure that you have the latest codecs installed.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest 420
As far as DivX is concerned, be sure that you have the latest codecs installed.

And any older ones uninstalled ;)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well, you could upgrade to the beta of Media Player 11 and see if it's any better. I've also heard a lot of people like Media Player Classic, it looks and feels like the Windows 9x media player before it got all fancy.

Of course, if you're not getting pictures on half of the stuff you play, it's more likely a lack of codecs, and not the player causing the issues. Betanews.com typically has some good codec packs for download, might be worth a trip there.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest tpoff

I'd recomment getting the VLC media player from http://www.videolan.org/. It should be able to play any video you throw at it, without the need for external codecs. Its interface isn't as polished as some players, but it works very well at playing troublesome videos. I use VLC for most of my video, and foobar2k for most of my music, and I don't miss windows media player at all.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I can't say I recommend VCL just because of it's interface.

What I do is this:

I use Winamp for my audio and it plays 100% of the stuff I try to play.

I use Media Player Classic for my videos and it works on 99.99% of the stuff I try to play. It has internal support for codecs and containers (e.g. MKV, OGM) so no external codecs are necessary unless you need to upgrade.

For the stuff it doesn't work on (only one thing so far for me: videos in 4000kbps Divx format at 640x480 resolution at 60fps [The high quality Metroid Prime speed runs found at http://speeddemosarchive.com/]), I used VCL and they played fine.

The reason I use MPC over VCL is because of it's interface. Because of the rarity of the files that won't play smoothly in MPC, I stick with it because I don't want to trip over VCL's strange interface all the time.

I never use Windows Media Player. My family and my friends use it on their computers and everytime I try to play sometime it takes forever for it to start up and then there's a "connecting" for awhile before the file even begins to play.

MPC comes up and plays the file in a fraction of the time.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That's the combination i use as well, but how do you play the ratDVD format if you do?

If you want to get rid off the WMP i recommend the software XPClean.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this