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post #16 of 38
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Originally Posted by javyn View Post
Do they routinely issue firmware updates? I came close to getting a DVD player similar to this but decided against it assuming that something that cheap would be out of date and scrapped in a year or so.

I opted for the WD TV because regardless how cheap that one is, at least I can be relatively sure there will be firmware/codec updates.

Never updated firmware since I got it. Only thing I did was input some code to allow it to be region free (available online if you google).
post #17 of 38
My TV (samsung) has a built-in media player through USB/network. It can read hard drives and everything else.

It doesn't have a seek bar, but there's some function that lets you skip from like 30 seconds to 5 minutes to something like 1/8th way through files at a time. The fast foward works okay too.

What really surprised me about it is just how well it works. It plays anything from mpegs to h264 mkvs. It's actually got better compatibility with files I've downloaded online than PowerDVD 10 does on a computer.
post #18 of 38
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Originally Posted by Fraiche View Post
Avoid this like the plague. This is product of spamville.

wtf. cccp is a pretty well known codec pack.

another option :
windows media player 11 or some other DLNA software to stream to your xbox 360 / ps3
post #19 of 38
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Originally Posted by Fraiche View Post
Never updated firmware since I got it. Only thing I did was input some code to allow it to be region free (available online if you google).

Ahh, cool. I saw that on the amazon reviews heh.


Also, for those advocating codec packs...completely unnecessary unless you watch wayyyy too much p2p porn. Xvid and (to a lesser extent) Quicktime Alternative should be the only video codecs you really need.
post #20 of 38
+1 /\\ Avoid installing Codecs as much as possible. It'll mess things up. Media Player Classic Home Cinema has built in codecs, DivX and Xvid included. http://mpc-hc.sourceforge.net/downlo...lassic-hc.html
post #21 of 38
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Originally Posted by willpower View Post
+1 /\\ Avoid installing Codecs as much as possible. It'll mess things up.

Media Player Classic Home Cinema has built in codecs, DivX and Xvid included.

http://mpc-hc.sourceforge.net/downlo...lassic-hc.html

As does VLC (I think).....well I *know* VLC has flv support built in natively, so I'm assuming it has Divx/Xvid too. Haven't used VLC in a while, I fell in love with Totem.
post #22 of 38
I will never understand why people have anything other than VLC for playing video.

So yes, the answer is VLC for all your needs.
post #23 of 38
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Originally Posted by pseudonym View Post
I will never understand why people have anything other than VLC for playing video.

So yes, the answer is VLC for all your needs.

If I watched stuff on Windows I'd probably use VLC (or MPC), but Totem for Linux rocks.
post #24 of 38
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Originally Posted by javyn View Post
If I watched stuff on Windows I'd probably use VLC (or MPC), but Totem for Linux rocks.

I use mplayer.
post #25 of 38
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Originally Posted by deadly7 View Post
I use mplayer.

Don't use mplayer, but I LOVE mencoder. Only thing I can find that will convert the Kodak proprietary Quicktime video format into anything else. Even Quicktime itself can't convert the videos made on this Kodak Zi8 "flip cam" whatever the hell it is.
post #26 of 38
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Originally Posted by pseudonym View Post
I will never understand why people have anything other than VLC for playing video.

So yes, the answer is VLC for all your needs.

because MPC is better in certain aspects, VLC is better for others... at the end of the day though I think MPC is slightly better and I use it as a default.
post #27 of 38
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Originally Posted by aphextwin07 View Post
because MPC is better in certain aspects, VLC is better for others... at the end of the day though I think MPC is slightly better and I use it as a default.

This man knows his shit.
post #28 of 38
VLC and GoM player
post #29 of 38
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Originally Posted by aphextwin07 View Post
because MPC is better in certain aspects, VLC is better for others... at the end of the day though I think MPC is slightly better and I use it as a default.

+1, I always chose MPC over VLC when I was using Windows. Don't know why, I just preferred MPC.
post #30 of 38
if on mac then DEF VLC, if on windows then Gom Player
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