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Alternatives to DivX?

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by JesseJB, Jan 5, 2011.

  1. javyn

    javyn Well-Known Member

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    +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.
     
  2. pseudonym

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    I will never understand why people have anything other than VLC for playing video.

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

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    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.
     
  4. deadly7

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    If I watched stuff on Windows I'd probably use VLC (or MPC), but Totem for Linux rocks.

    I use mplayer.
     
  5. javyn

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    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.
     
  6. aphextwin07

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    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.
     
  7. Tokyo Slim

    Tokyo Slim Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  8. ryoneo

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    VLC and GoM player
     
  9. javyn

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    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.
     
  10. randomkoreandude

    randomkoreandude Well-Known Member

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    if on mac then DEF VLC, if on windows then Gom Player
     
  11. javyn

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    Not to derail, but IMO the question on the best video player is pretty cut and dry (VLC or MPC). But....what about the best audio/mp3 player? That's a much tougher, more subjective question. I use Audacious (Winamp clone for Linux), because I've been faithful to Winamp every since the very beginning.

    I'm looking for something else, but can't settle for any of the other apps I tried. Didn't like Songbird, and I still can't see what all the hype is about over Amarok. Seems bloated for what it does, which is playing music.
     
  12. Ataturk

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    Winamp lite. It's basically unchanged since like 1997, as it should be.
     
  13. Tokyo Slim

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    Alright. Figured as much. I'll stick with Winamp/Audacious then. I just don't see the need or an audio player that scans your hard drive and makes libraries when I have an explorer window and well organized music directory.

    I don't even use playlist files. Just generate my own playlists dragging the mp3s into the Winamp list.
     
  15. willpower

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    Not to derail, but IMO the question on the best video player is pretty cut and dry (VLC or MPC). But....what about the best audio/mp3 player? That's a much tougher, more subjective question. I use Audacious (Winamp clone for Linux), because I've been faithful to Winamp every since the very beginning. I'm looking for something else, but can't settle for any of the other apps I tried. Didn't like Songbird, and I still can't see what all the hype is about over Amarok. Seems bloated for what it does, which is playing music.
    Foobar 2000 is sweet. At least have a look. Tabbed playlists, purdy customization options, etc. Also support for audiophile quality VST plugins. http://www.foobar2000.org/
     
  16. Tokyo Slim

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    I just don't see the need or an audio player that scans your hard drive and makes libraries when I have an explorer window and well organized music directory.

    I never got that either. And it's not like I don't have a terabyte of media.
     
  17. deadly7

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    Not to derail, but IMO the question on the best video player is pretty cut and dry (VLC or MPC). But....what about the best audio/mp3 player? That's a much tougher, more subjective question. I use Audacious (Winamp clone for Linux), because I've been faithful to Winamp every since the very beginning.

    I'm looking for something else, but can't settle for any of the other apps I tried. Didn't like Songbird, and I still can't see what all the hype is about over Amarok. Seems bloated for what it does, which is playing music.


    I use:

    Windows: Winamp
    Linux: XMMS
     
  18. tphd

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    People did not use VLC because they it did not do hardware acceleration until recently.
     

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