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Windows Watch movies on PC: what software do you use?

Discussion in 'Software' started by JustIce, 4 Oct 2009.

  1. JustIce

    JustIce New Member

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    What do you use to play your movies on your windows pc?
    I personally use Bsplayer and VLC, but now I would like to have some sort of HTPC and I discovered XBMC and mediaportal which seam to be both quite good (mediaportal can also natively use tv-cards to record tv).

    What do you use?
     
  2. earlydoors

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    I just use the WMP that comes with Windows 7, no problem!

    Although sometimes I do delve into VLC if required...
     
  3. JustIce

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    I have noticed that VLC is used more as a "backup" (if the normally used program can't cope with a particular file/codec) rather then the primary method to view videos.
     
  4. jhanlon303

    jhanlon303 The Keeper of History

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    I use VLC for everthing. Seems to work well on systems with limited memory.
     
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  6. UncertainGod

    UncertainGod Well-Known Member

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    Media Player Classic Homecinema does the job for me, very easy to configure to behave EXACTLY the way you want it to.
     
  7. DragunovHUN

    DragunovHUN I want to change my name but I also don't

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    WMP with the Shark007 codec pack.

    Before that i used VLC.
     
  8. flibblesan

    flibblesan Destroyer

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  9. wuyanxu

    wuyanxu still wants Homeworld 3

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    K-lite codec pack, which includes all codecs and Media Player Classic Home Cinema.

    MPC opens all files no problem, don't need any form of backup what so ever.
     
  10. Steelez

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    Media Portal and KMPlayer for my HTPC, VLC on desktop.
     
  11. simonw

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    VLC for me, because all the codecs are built-in. It's just convenient.
     
  12. Ravenheart

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    +1 to the above post, I only use VLC because it comes with it's own codecs and everything I've wanted to play I've thrown at VLC and it hasn't batted an eyelid it plays everything! Great stuff.

    Strange thing is sometimes with Windows Media Player on certain WMV files it doesn't play them with sound, even though the codecs are there, but as soon as I open the same file/files with VLC it plays with sound..... very odd.
     
  13. Cerberus90

    Cerberus90 Car Spannerer

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    I use WMP for DVDs etc, and VLC for everything else apart from WMV files, which VLC doesn't seem to like, they usually go all pixely and wrong colours.
     
  14. Motoko

    Motoko New Member

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    Media player Classic on my computer and Media Centre on the HTPC in the living room
     
  15. lxrysprtmscl

    lxrysprtmscl Member

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    i use the very same set-up.
    haven't ever had a problem.


    lxrysprtmscl
     
  16. planem997

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    mix between WMP and VLC players
     
  17. xprodancer

    xprodancer life is like a box of chocolates

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    VLC for me peeps! works fine, also has the mkv codec!!!! WMP is a pain for that!
     
  18. goldstar0011

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    WMP for pretty much everything on PC and XBMC on the xbox in the living room
     
  19. Ficky Pucker

    Ficky Pucker I

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    KMPlayer
     
  20. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    MplayerC-HomeCinema... Simple, clean, low-power. Has enough options to be useful, and it has an option to shut down/sleep/standby etc when finishing a playlist; great for watching stuff at night in bed.
     

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