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View Poll Results: Media Players!
Windows Media Player 4 15.38%
iTunes 3 11.54%
Winamp 1 3.85%
VLC Media Player 9 34.62%
RealPlayer 0 0%
Other - Please Specify 9 34.62%
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Old December 27th, 2012, 01:41 PM
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Whenever you're on your computer or laptop (or tablet for that matter!), there are many many options for you to listen to your lovely music, watch movies and/or videos. Some players give you sharp picture & sound, while others can load up fast, so you can immediately start watching/listening to your stuff.

Based on the poll above, which media player do you prefer & why? If you picked "Other", tell us what media player do you use and why do you prefer it. :D
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Old December 27th, 2012, 02:02 PM
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VLC. It's a universal player than can play media files of all types without the need to install codecs and can also play back capturing devices and tune digital frequencies on a TV tuner capture card, alongside take a snapshot of whatever you're viewing.
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Old December 27th, 2012, 05:04 PM
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Just for music, I use Windows Media Player, have used it for many years now..... vote for WMP.
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Old December 27th, 2012, 05:28 PM
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VLC, only because WMP has failed on my computer, I can't even open it for some strange reason after I upgraded to WMP v11, along with my nvida control panel.
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Old December 27th, 2012, 05:46 PM
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I use the Zune software. I prefer it because usually the only reason I go on the computer is to music on my Zune, and the software is the only way to load music on to it.
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Old December 27th, 2012, 06:09 PM
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I used to use WMP until I had to use a different program to put my songs into my ipod (Because I hate itunes)

Then I started using Winamp which was good until it kept messing up the positioning of my songs in my ipod.

Now i use MediaMonkey. It's a really good media player software where I can get infos on the music I'm playing and I can also easily transfer songs from my computer to my ipod with MediaMonkey.
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Old December 27th, 2012, 07:23 PM
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I use iTunes for music and VLC for movies. Both players are easy to customise too in terms of aesthetics. I tried many different players for both music and movies from open source to paid ones and ended up returning to my original iTunes/VLC combo. The selection library of music or movie players for the Mac environment is extremely limited but thanks to that I don't have to spend lots of time deciding on my ideal player.

With the recent release of iTunes 11, it just got harder for me to ditch this music player for a competitor.
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Old December 27th, 2012, 10:57 PM
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For music, I primarily use Windows Media Player, since iTunes is quite laggy in that regard.

For visual media, I use VLC Media Player, since it skips straight to the title screen on DVDs and can handle pretty much any video file format.
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Old December 27th, 2012, 11:07 PM
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I use VLC most of the times.It can play any type of videos without having to put in codes or w/e.
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Old December 28th, 2012, 06:34 PM
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When you say Media Players, you don't just mean for music right? I use iTunes for Movies/tv since it can output a streaming friendly format for me, but for music I tend to use Spotify more. being abel to listen to music anywhere without having to use up space on my devices is great.
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Old December 28th, 2012, 07:32 PM
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For music I use foobar2000. I love it since it's minimalistic and customizable.

For videos I just use WMP since I really only watch videos on YouTube unless I'm about to edit or review something.
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Old December 29th, 2012, 07:26 AM
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I've been using Winamp more and more now, mostly because it has plugins for those lesser-known file formats, like game rip audio formats (such as Highly Experimental for .minipsf files [PS1/2 games]), and whatnot, but also because I can use my keyboard's media controls from any other open window, making it useful when I have to pause music. I haven't really tried it with video too much, though, but a while back I did use VLC because WMP had audio sync issues in videos and the audio would desync after a while, and VLC would never have that problem.
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Old December 29th, 2012, 02:20 PM
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I use iTunes for my music because I have an iPhone and I'm lazy. I've seen other people use WinAmp and other types of software in this regard, and while they look good, I really cannot be bothered to learn how they work. I'm an old man now! :(
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Old December 29th, 2012, 04:21 PM
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I switch back and forth between Media Player Classic and VLC. MPC has a bit better UI and some nifty features, but VLC is more dependable, particularly with unusual and/or poorly encoded files, and does better freezeframes (I do anime vectors, so I take LOTS of screenshots).

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Old December 29th, 2012, 06:03 PM
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For music I use foobar
For movies and tv shows I use MPC-HC with madvr, lav filters, etc.



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Old December 29th, 2012, 07:13 PM
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I use WinAmp for my music on both my phone and my desktop. I can wirelessly sync music to my phone with it and I generally just really like WinAmp's interface. I love the skin I have for it and the ability to queue playlists from Windows' drop-down list. On my phone it works with Last.fm's app and was a lot better than the default app. On my mac I just use iTunes because I can't be bothered finding something else. Trying to find equivalents to the programs I know and love on Windows is too depressing.

For video media, I use KMPlayer. It plays anything I throw at it, is very pretty, and has a whole lot of playback features. I originally downloaded it just to auto-screencap from my media but once I realized how much it could do, I've always used it. I don't even know what I use on my mac--probably VLC--but I can't stand it and try not to watch anything on it if I can help it.
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Old December 29th, 2012, 08:11 PM
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I use the Zune media player for most of my music, but I occasionally also use Windows Media Player.

For visual media, I use VLC.
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Old December 29th, 2012, 11:21 PM
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I use WMP when watching videos or listening to CD's.
But I use Media Monkey for on device music, and Spotify for whatever.
But I mainly just use online services like Youtube. Since Spotify I don't really go to Pandora anymore.
I never liked VLC, it just looks... I can't use it.
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I usually use GOM Player for playing videos, however I also use VLC to play DVDs, and Winamp for music.
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VLC for video, WMP for music. Recently I've noticed that VLC has been pretty laggy for some reason, but I'm far too lazy to find an alternate player that supports that many file types.
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Recently I've noticed that VLC has been pretty laggy for some reason, but I'm far too lazy to find an alternate player that supports that many file types.
It may help to download an up-to-date version, or if you have done that recently, reacquire an older one.
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Old January 19th, 2013, 01:35 AM
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For any type of music or video that I have on my computer, Windows Media Player works just fine. Granted, I have both iTunes and VLC installed, but since WMP is the default and I've had no issues with it, I use it the most.
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For music I use foobar
For movies and tv shows I use MPC-HC with madvr, lav filters, etc.



I like to use the best stuff to get the best results.
This. MPC-HC for movies/videos/etc., foobar for music. Anything other than MPC-HC is between "subpar" and "garbage" for video playback, and foobar's just personal preference. It also has extension for a lot of game-native sound formats, like USF for N64 music playback.
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Normally, I would prefer Windows Media Player, but when it comes to watching the Adventure Time videos I've downloaded, I use FLV-Media-Player, because my WMP doesn't support FLV video files.
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Old January 20th, 2013, 07:55 AM
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On my laptop, I use Media Player Classic which I've never had a problem with, but when I ran Linux I used the always lovable VLC Media Player. I play music with Winamp.

On my phone, I use MX Player for videos and PowerAmp for music.

On my tablet, I use XMBC so I can stream music from my laptop without having to install it on my tablet.
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