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#1 bluesjunior

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Posted 20 September 2008 - 05:48 AM

In the main I use WMP11 for viewing on my PC but find that it won't show vlf files. I have tried Quick Time player but uninstalled it as I never ever used it and like to keep my PC lean. I also tried Real Player but found it a dodgy program as it reattached itself to my start up list every time I used and I had also read various reports as regards it and spyware so I uninstalled it as well.

I am not very knowledgeable on the various players available and would appreciate some help/advice.


Can anyone here recommend me a video player which is safe and plays most types of standard files?.
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#2 frankp316

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Posted 20 September 2008 - 01:10 PM

VLC


http://www.videolan.org/

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Posted 20 September 2008 - 03:32 PM

I agree, VLC is the way to go.
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Posted 21 September 2008 - 02:17 AM

i would recommend any one one of the following players (both support almost all the formats)

KMPlayer (http://www.kmplayer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=4094) - i use this one
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GOM PLayer (http://www.gomlab.com/eng/)

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Posted 29 September 2008 - 05:01 AM

Have been using the VLC player for a week now with no problems. Like you guys said it does exactly what it says on the tin. Thanks.
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Posted 29 September 2008 - 05:36 AM

VLC for me also. Haven't come across anything it can't handle. :thumbsup:
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Posted 01 October 2008 - 05:39 PM

Since I am using VLC now do I still need the All in one Codec Pack 6.0.3.0 and as I like to keep my PC Add/remove list lean could I also uninstall the Divx package I have installed on my program list or do I need these for other things to work properly?.
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Posted 01 October 2008 - 06:11 PM

I'm using VLC too, its recently been updated.

If VLC can play them, then you probably don't need the codec pack.
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Posted 02 October 2008 - 03:46 AM

What about my Divx installation can I uninstall that also?.
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Posted 02 October 2008 - 05:55 AM

Which DivX product do you have installed?
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Posted 02 October 2008 - 10:02 AM

Thanks for the reply Nigglesnush85.
I had the whole free Divx package installed, ie viewer, codec pack etc. I uninstalled it all this morning along with the All-in-one 6.0.3.0 codec pack thinking that if something didn't work it would be easy enough to reinstall it. After the uninstallation I checked my video files to find that two of them (both originally Divx files) had the blank envelope unknown file type thingy while all the rest had retained the VLC traffic cone emblem. When I tried to play them I got the unknown file message and told PC to open with VLC and they played fine so I renamed them with .avi instead of .divx and now they have the traffic cone emblem as well and play just fine on the VLC player.
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Posted 02 October 2008 - 10:45 AM

No problem, glad to help and glad it worked out.
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Posted 14 October 2008 - 07:36 AM

Here I am again. Just a quick question really. I am very satisfied with the VLC player and have had no problems whatsoever with it. My question now is, do I still need to have WMP on my PC or can I safely uninstall it. I am always wary of uninstalling Microsoft programs but also like to keep my PC programs list trim.
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-MA770T-UD3, CPU: AMD Athlon II X3 450 Processor, Memory: OCZ 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1333MHz,Graphics: PowerColor HD 5750 1GB GDDR5,
PSU: Corsair 430W CX PSU 4x SATA 1x PCI-E, Hard Drive:Samsung SpinPoint F3 500GB Hard Drive SATAII 7200rpm 16MB Cache.

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Posted 14 October 2008 - 10:37 AM

You can probably ditch it but it wouldn't hurt anything to keep it. I probably have a half dozen media players that I use for various things. VLC is my default because it's so versatile but the others come in handy sometimes. I did delete Joost yesterday because they've discontinued their standalone player. What inevitably happens is the day will come when you need WMP and then you'll have to reinstall it. Keep it.

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Posted 14 October 2008 - 01:08 PM

Thanks for the replies I will just keep it onboard then. Like you say there may come a day when I need it.
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PSU: Corsair 430W CX PSU 4x SATA 1x PCI-E, Hard Drive:Samsung SpinPoint F3 500GB Hard Drive SATAII 7200rpm 16MB Cache.




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