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crazaypink September 8th, 2006 06:45 PM

vlc media player vs. windows media player or other...
 
Hi, it's the newbie again. :o

Is window's media player the worst. What are the comparisons to vlc and others? My windows media player (which I updated to player 11) still drives me :mad:

Any suggestions? The most activity my media player gets is making play lists and burning cds. I haven't graduated to movies yet:rolleyes:
Thanks

birdy September 8th, 2006 06:51 PM

Everyone has their favourites. I don't like WMP but heaps of people love it;)
I use iTunes & VLC. If you use the forum search, you might be able to find a few threads & some more opinions!

crazaypink September 8th, 2006 07:00 PM

:) thanks

One more ?
Is it okay to have more than one active media player on my pc, (i am sort of computer tech challanged:( )

I was afraid to unistall the real player which I do not use

Lord of the Rings September 8th, 2006 07:08 PM

There's a player called MPlayer which can play real files. IT's very similar to VLC (open source.) Search the forums for MPlayer & you'll find the address to it.

People use WMP because it's one of the programs that comes with windows so it's all some people know. But in reality it's not really such a great player. One thing that annoys me about it (other than not having in-built codecs) is it connect to the net everytime you open it.

crazaypink September 8th, 2006 07:12 PM

Yeh that bugs me too. What the heck is a codec!!!!:eek: I am in computer Pre-K.

Lord of the Rings September 8th, 2006 07:53 PM

CODEC (click link) or this http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Codec is a mini program that converts a file from one format to be readible by the player. CODECs list and alternate players for Movies Both VLC & MPlayer tend to have internal codecs built inside them.

crazaypink September 8th, 2006 08:39 PM

thank you

Aussiespur September 9th, 2006 12:40 AM

Computer Illiterate Aussie ...
 
Hi there knowledgeable people, I have downloaded VLC Media Player but cannot get it to work. I have added some downloaded movie fils to a playlist but for some reason it will not play them. I'm probably just making a simple (& stupid ) error but I would appreciate some advice.

Thanks,

Aussie

Lord of the Rings September 9th, 2006 12:53 AM

What playlist? The playlist within LW is only intended for music. That's probably why it won't play them.
If you want to open them with VLC, then select them & press Launch button. ;)

birdy September 9th, 2006 12:53 AM

If you just try to play a single video, does it work? I've never made a playlist in VLC... always just played movies one at a time.
If single files play ok, have a look at the Videolan forum. You'll probably be able to find an answer over there.
http://forum.videolan.org/index.php?...27df92995e438f

Or somebody else here might have more clues?
:)

Or maybe I've just misread the question completely!!!


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