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Favorite Video Player Program

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What is everyones favorite video playing program? For this thread I would like everyone to follow a few simple rules. I would like to see the version number of the program that you like, a download location, and a reason of why this is your favorite Video Player Program.

1. Program and version number

2. download location

3. Reason

I have 2 favorites

VLC player 8.6i

http://download.videolan.org/pub/videolan/vlc/0.8.6i/win32/

I really like the 7z version of this because it is a standalone program. I prefer not to install programs when possible.

K-Lite Codec Pack 4.1.7 STANDARD

http://www.free-codecs.com/K_lite_codec_pack_download.htm

I use a custom version of this with the " c:\klmcodec.exe -MakeUnattended " command. This is really useful for unattended installations of XP.

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Yes, as above, then my preffered playback solution is:

MPC for it's nice clean looks and powerfull backend, coupled together with ffdshow tryouts for decoding/post-processing/subtitling and then optionally Haali Media Splitter(if wanting a more advanced splitter than MPC's internal MP4/MKV/OGM/AVI source filters) and VSFilter(if wanting a more advanced subtitle filter than the internal ones of ffdshow and MPC)...

clsid's MPC builds from guliverkli2 project (last rev. from Gabest with updated libs, patches and small changes):

http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.p...ckage_id=245753

Or -

casimir666's MPC mod: MPC-HC (last rev. from Gabest with updated libs, patches and also new development, like e.g. DXVA enabled H264 decoder, EVR renderer and fullscreen d3d anti-tearing mode etc):

http://mpc-hc.sourceforge.net/

Coupled with -

ffdshow tryouts:

http://ffdshow-tryout.sourceforge.net/

And optionally -

Haali Media Splitter:

http://haali.cs.msu.ru/mkv/MatroskaSplitter.exe

VSFilter:

http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.p...lease_id=541232

For audio, then of-course: foobar2000

Edited by Martin H

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MPlayer (latest optimized Gianluigi Tiesi build)

Why? It plays everything I throw at it, it's compiled for my processors instructions, and I'm a sucker for command line programs.

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Yes, as above, then my preffered playback solution is:

MPC for it's nice clean looks and powerfull backend, coupled together with ffdshow tryouts for decoding/post-processing/subtitling and then optionally Haali Media Splitter(if wanting a more advanced splitter than MPC's internal MP4/MKV/OGM/AVI source filters) and VSFilter(if wanting a more advanced subtitle filter than the internal ones of ffdshow and MPC)...

clsid's MPC builds from guliverkli2 project (last rev. from Gabest with updated libs, patches and small changes):

http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.p...ckage_id=245753

Or -

casimir666's MPC mod: MPC-HC (last rev. from Gabest with updated libs, patches and also new development, like e.g. DXVA enabled H264 decoder, EVR renderer and fullscreen d3d anti-tearing mode etc):

http://mpc-hc.sourceforge.net/

Coupled with -

ffdshow tryouts:

http://ffdshow-tryout.sourceforge.net/

And optionally -

Haali Media Splitter:

http://haali.cs.msu.ru/mkv/MatroskaSplitter.exe

VSFilter:

http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.p...lease_id=541232

For audio, then of-course: foobar2000

preach it brother! :angel

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my pick:

  • mpc (hc or not) as a player
  • ffdshow, for most mpeg4 asp formats
  • coreavc, for h.264/mpeg4 avc files
  • ac3filter, for ac3 audio
  • haali splitter, as a splitter
  • directvobsub, for subs
  • several different mpeg2 codecs (vista's is pretty decent though)

x264 & xvid also installed, but just for encoding (lots of other tools for that)

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I use the installer version of VLC

videolan.org

and i also use the Cole2k Codec Pack (this uses FFDShow as the decoder)

32bit OS only

http://www.cole2k.net/?download=CP-S

With these two tiny bits of kit I have never ever needed anything else to play and sort of media file.

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I use the installer version of VLC

[...]

and i also use the Cole2k Codec Pack (this uses FFDShow as the decoder)

VLC uses FFmpeg's libavcodec directly and doesen't support DShow decoders like ffdshow...

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VLC uses internal codecs so you don't need any DirectShow ones.

ffdshow tryouts also decodes AC3, MPEG2 and H.264. It has subtitle support too.

Media Player Classic includes splitters for FLV, MKV, MP4, 3GP and others.

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