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Killa B

Add me to the list of people who use SMPlayer. It's the best MPlayer frontend I've used.

And in case the word 'frontend' hurts anyone's head, it comes with MPlayer already set up, so you don't have to worry about it.

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mavgink

I use:

player: Media Player Classic HomeCinema edition (I use the enhanced video renderer (EVR) for my ATI HD 3200

video: FFDShow

audio: AC3 Filter for audio (for s/pdif passthrough to receiver)

and in the past I used CoreAVC wich uses both cores on dualcore systems to decode HD files.

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.Gavin

Read this post with interest as I was having issues with playing certain media files.

Tried the Rules Player as it works fantastic - has played every format I have tried so far with it :)

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macmax

Can you please add this ?

www.x264.nl

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Rudy

this thread would be a good candidate for an update :/

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Copernic

Guide updated, added :

- SMPlayer

- RadLight

- MPUI-HCB

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virgo89

I personally think VLC is overrated. All I use is FFDShow + MPC and that combination makes my videos 10x better.

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paperless
I personally think VLC is overrated. All I use is FFDShow + MPC and that combination makes my videos 10x better.

Yup. Movies in VLC behave really badly, lots of hiccups. In MPC its really fluid.

I dont have the newest of computers but that has got to mean something.

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Copernic

Guide updated, added :

- MPlayer WW

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TokiToki

How about JetAudio? I use it with "Prefer internal decoder" enabled in its DirectShow settings. Plays everything out of the box with no need to install external codecs.

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Dafdaf

Great write-up, thanks a lot for all that good information!

I recently had some codec issues trying to get an old game to work, while still being able to watch my movies and random old clips. It was a battle with the codecs to get everything balanced. I had been using a codec-pack that had left me problem-free for a while called the Vista Codec Pack. I ultimately fixed the problem by uninstalling the Vista Codec Pack, installing the tools you mentioned (see my setup below), and instructing FFDShow not to decode the videos for the game.

However I now have an unexpected problem that I don't think is mentioned anywhere else in this forum. I can no longer watch Flash videos on MPC. I can, however, watch them on MPC-HC. While I'm happy to use MPC-HC, I thought it was worth mentioning in case others had the same problem. I've noticed that when I open MPC and MPC-HC and put both their options windows side-by-side, I see that MPC is missing FLV from the "Source Filters" list, along with a couple of others (incidentally MPC-HC has a couple missing from MPC's list). Does anyone know if this can be remedied, and if so how?

My current setup is:

Vista SP2

MPC-HomeCinema.1.3.1249.0.(x86)

ffdshow_beta7_rev3154_20091209

ac3file_0_6b

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Phixion

FFdShow Tryouts, AC3filter, Haali Media Splitter and Media Player Classic is all I use.

Generally, if you want the best picture quality go for FFDShow, if you want better performance (on old PC's) use Media Player Classic & CoreAVC Codec.

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+Xinok

SPlayer is another video player with built-in codecs. It has a minimal interface, the controls disappear and reappear when you move the mouse over the video. Support for hardware (GPU) acceleration. It automatically finds and downloads the correct subtitles for videos. It's based on the open source Media Player Classic, so it works great and is not heavy on resources.

What's good: Minimal interface; GPU Acceleration; Automatic matching subtitle download.

What's bad: Setting file associations will cause Explorer to be unable to display video thumbnails. Keyboard shortcuts don't work much of the time.

http://www.splayer.org/index.en.html

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Raa

Holy resurrection, Batman!

This thread is pretty old and i'm sure that many of the suggestions won't apply thesedays.

Usually, installing ffdshow would be enough to view what you need to. (Y)

In Windows 7 - don't install codec packs (no need).

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Dafdaf

Holy resurrection, Batman!

This thread is pretty old and i'm sure that many of the suggestions won't apply thesedays.

Usually, installing ffdshow would be enough to view what you need to. (Y)

In Windows 7 - don't install codec packs (no need).

Yeah it sure is an old forum, but I saw that the thread starter still updated it so felt it was good to post here. Also I never like the philosophy of creating new threads for subjects that already exist - IMO if a forum is relevant and popped up on the first page of a Google search, it's a good place to post!

The information on that text file on the first post is very very out of date though I must admit!

For those that replied: if you download a flash clip from your browser (Eg with Realplayer SP downloading a YouTube video), are you still able to view the result on Media Player Classic? Since removing the Vista Codec Pack I can't watch them on MPC, but can watch them on MPC-HC. That makes me worried that there are other filters missing from the MPC list since I removed the pack, but I don't know how to add them without resorting to a Codec Pack. :s

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sullysnet

I totally believe in the Mplayer idea and I am using SMPlayer. I had a few issues on Win7 playing some Indeo files. Downloaded the Indeo dll files from online (dll download site) verified that the files are legit and dumped them into the codec directory. Bingo they play perfect :) no registering the DLL's in windows or other trickery.

I also use MPC as my main player with FDDShow, Quicktime Lite and Real Player Lite.

KMPlayer was okay and I liked that for a time, but after finding SMPlayer I removed KM.

I downloaded a few other Mplayer front ends to try out from this post, thanks

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deactivated_

Wow, I use the free and legal K software that for some reason you can't say it's name in this forum.

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Andre

I still don't understand why some still make this such a big deal. MPC-HC + EVR (Windows 7) is really more than enough to play any video you throw at it. No additional codecs required with exception of QuickTime and Real of course.

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LukeEDay

VLC and nothing else. Tis da best ...

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gaurav

Nice guide!

I don't install anything other than MPC-HC + FFDShow + Haali Media Splitter and followed a popular guide on the net to set it all up, smooth as silk!

You can always install VLC as a solid backup.

I still don't understand why some still make this such a big deal. MPC-HC + EVR (Windows 7) is really more than enough to play any video you throw at it. No additional codecs required with exception of QuickTime and Real of course.

+1 and the quality is much better than WMP and VLC (on my PC at least, although I never tweaked either of them)

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kaffra

any opinions on the cccp codec pack?

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Darrian

Nice guide!

I don't install anything other than MPC-HC + FFDShow + Haali Media Splitter and followed a popular guide on the net to set it all up, smooth as silk!

You can always install VLC as a solid backup.

If you're using MPC=HC why would you install FDDShow?

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iron2000

Played with MPlayer WW a bit.

Nice skins but can't seem to find any menu to navigate mkv chapters like in MPC-HC.

MPC-HC + ffdshow is still my main player.

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Copernic

Post Updated -- > Added SPlayer

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