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Comparison of video player software

Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by Gomar, Aug 18, 2015.

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  1. Gomar

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    My first and only choice for a media player. Plays multiple formats.
    But there seems to be some problems on Dell laptop(one of my friends'). Dell blames speaker failure on VLC.
     
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    I can't see why any speaker failure should be VLCs fault since it does not communicate directly with them. That is what sound cards are for.
    It may be that the default volume is high, but that should not damage the speakers unless you left it like that for a while.
     
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    Matter of personal preference.

    It largely boils down to what features/options you want/need. Or in my case, the user interface and setup options. I currently use MPC-HC after testing many of the players on that list. I still have VLC installed as it's usually good at playing partial, corrupt, or troublesome files.
     
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    I use Cyberlink Power DVD 12 personally. While not normally Free, it came as the one piece of Bloatware I did not uninstall on this laptop when I bought it. My first choice before that was Windows Media layer but that is no longer an option with Win 10. I also have VLC as my second choice.
     
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    With out getting into the Hardware Video Streaming solutions, but rather the Media Player software for computers, I say stick with VLC It works well no matter which Flavor of Windows you have, and it is free. I can't speak for other OS's I don't use Apple hardware and never got interested in Linux enough.
     
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    I use it in Windows AND Linux.

    VLC stands for Video Lan Client and is (in principle) a tool to turn an input stream into an output stream. Those streams are read and written by plug-ins many of which are built into the package.

    The idea is that if anyone should come up with a new format of data stream, they need only create the interface for the new stream and it can be transformed into any of the existing formats.

    The most commonly used output stream is to a graphics card for viewing and the most common input is a file stream.
     
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