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Adamnz
17-06-2007, 08:03 PM
Does anyone know of any good media players for windows besides Winamp & Windows media player? ( getting a bit bored of winamp ;) )

winmacguy
17-06-2007, 08:05 PM
iTunes/Quicktime for Windows if you like it, possibly Real Media player. I would imagine that there are a few good opensource freebees around if you don''t like either of those two. You could try this site http://www.free-codecs.com/download/K_Lite_Codec_Pack.htm

Speedy Gonzales
17-06-2007, 08:17 PM
There's Jetaudio (http://www.Jetaudio.com)

There's a free version, and a + version, (you have to pay for) which has a few extras in it.

The_End_Of_Reality
17-06-2007, 08:19 PM
NO!! not iTunes/Quicktime it installs crap on your system! I once had to use iTunes to load a friends iPod with her music (parents brought it and didn't know any better :rolleyes: ) so what did I do? I fired up a virtual machine and loaded XP on it and used that to load her iPod just so my system wouldn't get infected with that rubbish :yuck:

Quintessential Player and Foobar 2000 are ones I have heard of, but not used so can't say much about them...

winmacguy
17-06-2007, 08:57 PM
NO!! not iTunes/Quicktime it installs crap on your system! I once had to use iTunes to load a friends iPod with her music (parents brought it and didn't know any better :rolleyes: ) so what did I do? I fired up a virtual machine and loaded XP on it and used that to load her iPod just so my system wouldn't get infected with that rubbish :yuck:

Quintessential Player and Foobar 2000 are ones I have heard of, but not used so can't say much about them...

That would be why I said "if you like it" but considering how much crap gets on your system when you use Windows, I would say that would be irrelevant.. ;)

The_End_Of_Reality
17-06-2007, 09:24 PM
Which is why most of the stuff that is not needed I have removed and why install iTunes and add MORE?

roddy_boy
17-06-2007, 09:26 PM
iTunes/Quicktime for Windows if you like it, possibly Real Media player. I would imagine that there are a few good opensource freebees around if you don''t like either of those two. You could try this site http://www.free-codecs.com/download/K_Lite_Codec_Pack.htm

You are a terrible person and should be hanged, drawn and quartered.

Foobar is a nice player.

The_End_Of_Reality
17-06-2007, 09:36 PM
You are a terrible person and should be hanged, drawn and quartered.

Foobar is a nice player. :D I agree :xmouth:

Great, thanks for giving info on Foobar :)

zqwerty
17-06-2007, 10:21 PM
foobar2000 audio player, the only one worth bothering with, a number of very useful features (say no more) not immediately obvious but indispensable. I really like the tabbed interface. Tip: make the background green ala old version WinAmp 2.91

winmacguy
17-06-2007, 10:27 PM
You are a terrible person and should be hanged, drawn and quartered.

Foobar is a nice player.

I would have mentioned it if I had known about it.

plod
17-06-2007, 10:50 PM
I think it depends a lot on what you want from your media player. While there will be a lot of people on this forum that rubbish itunes for different reasons, some say it's bloated, some say it's because you need quicktime and there is a few that won't look at it because it's an apple product, and finally there are the sheep that won't use try it because they listen to the people that won't touch an apple product. but hey each to there own. Me personally have never had a problem with it on windows.
Best thing is to look at the suggestions and try them, and decide for yourself

winmacguy
17-06-2007, 11:01 PM
:thumbs:

bob_doe_nz
17-06-2007, 11:02 PM
Quintessential is my main audio player. (http://www.quinnware.com/)
The current stable version (Ver 451) has trouble with WMA files. The current test build Ver 117, works fine.

Though crashes on starting up once in a blue moon. A restart of the program fixes it.

Oh, relatively small download. Which is good. And skinnable (I have minima) (http://www.quinnware.com/skins.php?skin=80)

winmacguy
17-06-2007, 11:04 PM
As long as you can play mp4 or wmv files you should be ok. mp4/h.264 is a better codec