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Old 01-19-2007, 10:44 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Originally posted by TheMajor
For music: Winamp. WMP is slow and lacks features.
LOL WMP is slow !!!!!!!!

Winamp takes for me about 6 sec to start when I double click on winamp icon, whereas it takes about 2-3 sec for WMP11 to start up.

And WMP lacks feature in what ??

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Old 01-19-2007, 10:55 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Iv stopped using winamp since installed vista it fails to read my music correctly when I update my directorys so I switched too foobar and all is well.

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Winamp and VLC play every media I own.
I only need to use WMP to sync music to my iriver.
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Old 01-19-2007, 12:43 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Music = iTunes
Video = VLC > Mplayer > Quicktime
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Old 01-19-2007, 02:54 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I would agree that windows media player 11 is one of the best music players out there. especially compared to the rest of microsoft's software. I came across a cool tiny little player when I was trying to play an OGG file. it is called quintessential player
it takes up hardly any ram. It can play OGG (along with many other music formats, such as ogg that wmp can't play) and it is small. small window, small file, small everything.

and nice shiney glass look to it.
plugins and skins can also be installed to it.
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Old 01-19-2007, 04:06 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Its a system hog, So you cant really multi-task that well with it.

Just use WinAmp, its 1000X Better.
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Old 01-19-2007, 04:21 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Originally posted by Tel

Its a system hog, So you cant really multi-task that well with it.

Just use WinAmp, its 1000X Better.
That is so far from the truth. WMP uses less resources than iTunes. It barley uses more than WinAmp. I run WMP with over 11,000 songs on my playlist and it uses less resources than my Internet Browser.

Winamp is decent but sorry it isnt now where near 1000x better than WMP.
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Old 01-20-2007, 12:02 PM   #18 (permalink)
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For audio files, use winamp, don't listen to any of these WMP lovers. I never use WMP because it is a memory hog.

For video files, use VLC media player. When you download this free program, it comes with ever codec known to man, and will play any video, hassle free. it is not a visually pleasing program but that means it starts and runs faster.
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Old 01-20-2007, 01:46 PM   #19 (permalink)
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not as fast as mplayer. no GUI or GUI if you dont wanna remember all of the shortcuts. no gui ftw.

musikcube is nice and light for organizing media. Realplayer IMO has the best organizing functions. Foobar or winamp for music. or just use commandline mplayer if you have ZERO resources to spare.

The K-Multimedia player is VERY nice, with built in codes and tons of features, but it takes a little more resouces than one would like.

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