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10-02-2009, 07:13 PM
Hi Everyone

My OEM OS comes with Windows Media Player 11. Ever since December 2008 I had to reinstall my OS within 30 Days until now.

Anyway, At the time when I was using a "non-genuine" copy of XP, I used Windows Media Player 10. I've gotten so used to how the way WMP 10 worked that I don't like WMP 11 much. (Sometimes I even think WMP 9 is better!)

My question is, which Media Player should I use? I was going to remove and the install WMP 9/10, but I thought having the latest software is best.

I have posted a poll.

Thanks a lot.:thanks:thanks:thanks:thanks:thanks

10-02-2009, 07:17 PM
Personally I use VLC and only occasionally wmp 11.

10-02-2009, 07:19 PM
None of them.

Gomplayer or VLC.

Mediamonkey for managing all my music.

WMP 11 maybe...

Speedy Gonzales
10-02-2009, 07:20 PM
Well I wouldnt use realplayer, if it was the last program on the planet. Its crap

I wouldnt say WMP is the best program to use.

There are better programs, like Mediamonkey / Winamp / VLC for DVD's

10-02-2009, 07:30 PM
WMP 11, sometimes VLC.

10-02-2009, 08:24 PM
AIMP2 for general day to day playing of Music,

VLC for some, but Mostly "Media Player Classic Home Cinema" for Movies, DVD's - it has loads of options to change the movies, (colors, Aspect Ratio's just to name a few) plays just about anything.

Itunes for - well Itunes music, and online radio - loads of free stations all streaming.

Winamp with plugins for Karaoke ( and a few dozen Tui's) :stare:

WMP11 if its a player I have to use.

10-02-2009, 08:40 PM
+1 Media Player Classic for Windows.

10-02-2009, 08:46 PM

10-02-2009, 08:59 PM
realplayer is crap, only use MP11 if i have to

10-02-2009, 09:20 PM

RealPlayer honestly gives me the shudders. It belongs in the same group as Norton.

Phil B
10-02-2009, 09:31 PM
VLC is good. The one gripe is it doesn't remember the settings as I left them

10-02-2009, 10:17 PM
?? RealPlayer still exists?

I concur, none of the above, ditch it entirely.

VLC isnt bad, but to be honest (Agreeing with Wainuitech) with ffdshow + MPC-HC, you cant go wrong :D CoreAVC is quite handy too if you're on an underpowered machine ...

11-02-2009, 08:48 AM
I use VLC mostly but wmp11 for drm video

11-02-2009, 09:28 AM
None of the poll options :)
WinAmp for music
Media Player Classic for movies

The only time I use WMP is for getting licenses for DRM'd media.

11-02-2009, 09:29 AM

RealPlayer honestly gives me the shudders. It belongs in the same group as Norton.

Yep same here.

Also Win media player calssic.

The last few versions of VLC have been a bit buggy when using with multiple monitors, the last good version is 0.9.6.

The next version should be good though.

11-02-2009, 10:31 AM
VLC : ugly, fast, plays anything.(who really needs pretty interface)

WMP: pretty, poor performance on slow PC's, issues getting it to play some files, (phones home??), more interested in DRM & flash interface than good performance

Itunes: the pits on PC. cant drag & drop. Tries to default to BS Mac media format. More interested in DRM & selling media than making an good media player.

Speedy Gonzales
11-02-2009, 11:12 AM
Actually I think Itunes is now DRM free.

Just because Itunes and WMP can use DRM, it doesnt mean you have to use it on either

You can tell it not to phone home (or whatever), in its options

11-02-2009, 12:04 PM
WMP11 is used for video/movies, Winamp for music

11-02-2009, 12:12 PM
Media player classic (smoother HD playback than VLC) for videos
winamp 2.7 for mp3s (loads up instantly :D)

11-02-2009, 01:24 PM
More interested in DRM & selling media than making an good media player.

From this (http://www.apple.com/itunes/whatsnew/) part of the apple website:

High-quality, DRM-free music.
iTunes Plus is the new standard on iTunes.
Now, you can choose from millions of iTunes Plus songs from all four major music labels and thousands of independents. With iTunes Plus, you get high-quality, 256-Kbps AAC encoding. All free of burn limits and digital rights management (DRM). So iTunes Plus music will play on iPod, Apple TV, all Mac and Windows computers, and many other digital music players. It’s also easy to upgrade your iTunes library to iTunes Plus. You don’t have to buy the song or album again. Just pay the 30 per song upgrade price. (Music video upgrades are 60 and entire albums can be upgraded for 30 percent of the album price.

Real bummer they make you pay to upgrade your library though...