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What's the Best Free Video Player Program?


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#1 applesauce1234

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Posted 15 April 2010 - 03:22 PM

Hey There

I was wondering if you guys had any recommendations about free video player programs... ive been using GOM player for awhile, but am not a huge fan of it...

Is Movida available for Windows, or just Linux? Anything kinda like that?

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Posted 15 April 2010 - 04:36 PM

I quite like VLC.
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Posted 15 April 2010 - 10:04 PM

I second VLC.
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Posted 15 April 2010 - 10:35 PM

yeah i was hoping for something with a little better of an interface... better for navigation of videos...

vlc certainly works the best of any one ive tried.

do you guys know if movida is available for windows? i couldnt seem to find it...

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Posted 15 April 2010 - 11:15 PM

The only thing movie related, that I find on Movida, is that it's a movie collection manager.
Is this the same program you're talking about?

If so:
Movida

Movida is cross-platform: it runs on both Microsoft Windows XP and Linux operating systems.
Support and testing is only done on Microsoft Windows XP and Linux, but it may run on different versions of Microsoft Windows and it may be built successfully on Mac OS X.


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Posted 16 April 2010 - 01:18 AM

hmmm well im not sure... it doesnt seem to work on windows... says its cross platform, but...

a friend of mine has linux (ubuntu) and recommended a program called movida... it looked really cool for video file management and playing... he said he wasnt sure if it was on windows... those screen shots dont look like the ones i saw on his computer though...

anyway, thanks for the snooping around!

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Posted 16 April 2010 - 06:44 PM

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Posted 16 April 2010 - 08:53 PM

Try Kantaris: http://www.kantaris.org/
It's based on VLC engine and have little bit more sophisticated UI.

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Posted 22 April 2010 - 01:46 PM

Broni: i checked it out, and it seems pretty cool!

but i cant get it or any version to install... when i tried to install the latest version, it asked me to update the .net framework... i got the latest (4.0), but it still won't load... it just freezes and shuts down... same thing with earlier versions... Broni, do you have any experience with this problem? Should I start a more specific alternate topic about this issue?

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Posted 22 April 2010 - 02:01 PM

What Windows version do you use?
Despite the error message, we don't know what the latest NET version is the latest for the program's author.
I don't see any system requirements on Kantaris page, but, it may mean .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/netframework/cc378097.aspx
NET versions install independently, because different programs may need different NET versions
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Posted 22 April 2010 - 03:21 PM

ok thanks for that

im using windows xp home sp2, with most of the updates of sp3 (for some reason, the pack itself won't install)... would you recommend having the latest version in general, even if some programs cant use it?

i tried installing 3.5 but it wouldnt install.. not sure if thats because i already have 4.0 installed...

i emailed support for kantaris... hopefully they have an idea.

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Posted 22 April 2010 - 03:26 PM

i tried installing 3.5 but it wouldnt install.. not sure if thats because i already have 4.0 installed...

4.0 shouldn't bother 3.5 installation, since, as I said, those versions install independently.
I hope, you'll get some reply to your email...

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Posted 23 April 2010 - 11:37 AM

hmm, ok... so does it matter which version i have, in general? should i go with the more recent version, and just forget about this program? or is there not a big difference between the two versions?

im just trying to figure out which version is better...

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Posted 23 April 2010 - 06:32 PM

There is no better, or worse. Some programs will ask for one NET version, some will ask for another.

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Posted 23 April 2010 - 06:46 PM

i tried installing 3.5 but it wouldnt install..

What happened when you tried to install it? Any error messages?
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