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+hayc59    56

Looking for Media Plyer 8 beta or Comments on it. Good/Bad:cool:

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configure    1

I don't know about you, but I don't like Window Media Player (at all). I prefer Winamp. I don't play any other audio file but mp3. Beside it'll be really good if I can remove Window Media Player from my system:D

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davjak    0

Is there much out there that can compare to Media Player?

I used Media Player 6.4, but thats only cos of my slow system.

When I installed WinME WMP7 was installed and it froze my machine everytime I tried to use it.

If I remember correctly tho I think I read somewhere (maybe Neowin) that WMP8 was only going to be a W2k/XP piece of software.

Just like everything else... Trying to force users to upgrade to the latest WinXP or atleast Win2K

Cheers

Dave

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kintamanate    1

configure>> you know wmp isnt just for mp3s eh?

I play movies/vids on it too..thats whatIi use it for anyways. but ya..winamp for music, wmp or elecard mpeg2 player for vids. It works :)

As for problems with my wmp7..never had any problems (in my WinME or 2K).

I'll keep my eyes open for version 8, though.

l9ter d00ds

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n10s    0

Ok guys... let me respond to indivuals by their forum handle

hayc59:

Windows Media Player is super super sux... Well... I hate this one especially... When you type "Windows Media Player" on the address bar of the Internet Explorer, it open the stupid player instead of searching for it... But I think this is due to the IE settings I think... but that's the stupid thing that Microsoft did that I hate. Another thing is that it use too much memory... It slows down the system... I am using it on a 200Mhz... One more thing, like every user had complaint, it is bloated...

configure:

Yeah... don't you hate that... it would be nice if we can choose to integrate the default player for the OS... I hope WinXP give us the ability to choose which media player we can install as a default player... freedom is what life expects from living...

goofydave:

Windows Media Player 6.4 Is the only player I like from MS.. .the rest of their player sux... Let's cross our finger MS will allow us to choose which player we can use as a Windows default media player - I mean as the Windows integrated media player...

Toxicfume:

Windows Media Player 7 and up is stable but it sux.. on a slow system.. use too much system resources during play... use a 200 or 250Mhz system and compare the Windows Media Player 6.4 with Windows Media Player 7.0 and you will see a big difference.

kintamanate:

Since when WinAMP can play videos?... I must be sleeping the whole time. WinAMP never allow videos to play on their player. I wish it could tho... cos it would be the best browser multimedia player ever... The reason I say this is that WinAMP has been the best browser audio plugins... I am saying that WinAMP scores a perfect 10 when it comes to multimedia streaming off the web... I would not use RealPlayer or WMP if WinAMP can play videos tho... but I don't think WinAMP will incorporate that ability in their player any time soon...

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configure    1

What I hate in WMP is its confusive Graphic Interface..:rolleyes: I prefer something small, simple, and does it job well..:D And the ability to remove WPM would be nice:p

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kintamanate    1

n10s>> when did I ever say winamp plays video files? I only agreed with configure for using it for audio. You must be the one sleeping..or maybe you need some reading glasses?

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configure    1

hehe:D

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n10s    0

Hehehehe I guess I was confused with your short-hand English... :)

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+hayc59    56

:o ok all you wise crackers! what would be the best one??

i have installed both, waiting for someone to give me a staight answer... i am ready to delete the one you guys agree to! i think they both are fairly good.. winamp is prettier

come on i have my finger on the add/remove button

oh one more thing. TODAY IS MY WIFES BIRTHDAY!! can you all sing her Happy Birthday?? peace have a great weekend:D

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Steven P.    15,007

for Mp3's that is.. next to that with Vid's I will still prefer 6.4 although WMP8 is coming in fast as the XP version now is resizeable and starts alot faster than any 7.x version

I play my Audio CD's through WMP8 because it has great Equalizer control (finally)

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Justin    0

What really annoys me in WMP 7.1 and 8 is it can't play cd's in annlogue mode , in 7.0 you could choose if it was in digital , fine you don't get the effects but for us with older cd-rom drives , it's a tad annoyting (mine's a 16 speed) u just get buzzing and crackling.

I Agree though , i use mp 6.4 for most stuff and 8.0 for copying music

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configure    1

Decide for yourself.. and er.. Happy Birthday to your wife :D

For video, maybe you can go for WMP, but for audio, I prefer winamp :D

NOTE: I don't do much of video, so I don't know the quality WMP produce :p

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+hayc59    56

OK I THINK I WILL KEEP BOTH!! THANKS FOR ALL YOUR HELP:D ONE IS GOOD FOR SOMETHING THE OTHER IS GOOD FOR SOMETHING ELSE:cool:

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configure    1

.. can you actually remove WMP? I mean WMP6.4 can be remove? :confused: I thought we can't remove it, since I don't find nothing about WMP6.4 in Add/Remove Program..

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SpeaR    0

Im making a completely new topic on the thing you need Configure so that all can see it. Make sure to check it out.

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Threestain    0

Right I have the problem where WMP crashes whenever I run a video. It used to just apply to MP but has now spread to all my players, including Winamp's visualisations, and even more annoyingly, my DVD-player. Can anyone help, as I can now no longer view any video clips or such-like for fear of complete lock-ups.

Cheers

Threestain

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willywonka69    0

i prefer MusicMatch6.1

you can play video and mp3

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Threestain    0

Now the bloody crashes have spread even further. I am getting lots of random lock-ups with occasionally the system hanging due to an apparently mis-set motherboard. However, I have a 500 MHz P3 and set it accordingly, though I still get hangs. Also it actually clocks at about 505, so what do I do, as there aren't any options for this speed. I have tried to redo things, but nothing seems to help!

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