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post #1 of 21
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Hello,

 

I know this may be a little off topic, but is there something better than VLC for windows?

post #2 of 21

I suppose you are talking about video players:) Yes there is, I use Media Player Classic, which goes with Klite codec pack (also available standalone for download). Starts faster, looks nicer, is smaller, and is as advanced as VLC.

post #3 of 21

Not sure about better but media player classic home cinema is as good.

post #4 of 21

The image quality is not quite as good as in MPC Homecinema which I use with hardware acceleration enabled, although I read that the new Catalyst (10.7) and new VLC (1.1.1) have built in support for hardware acceleration as well, might give this a try (only Radeon 5000 family is supported).

post #5 of 21

The combined community codec pack has a built-in copy of media player classic, which is what I use.

 

VLC uses different codecs and occasionally will play a movie better than MPC (avoiding glitching etc.)

post #6 of 21

I throw anything with MPC home cinema with klite full if it encounter some problems subtitles/choppines, I switch to GOM and VLC which usually does the job.

post #7 of 21
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Originally Posted by dexter3d View Post

I suppose you are talking about video players:) Yes there is, I use Media Player Classic, which goes with Klite codec pack (also available standalone for download). Starts faster, looks nicer, is smaller, and is as advanced as VLC.


+1

post #8 of 21

I use Media Player Classic Home Theater which is the new and more upgraded version(I think the original project is dead).  I use CCCP Codec pack and on top of that I use Core Codec for GPU decoding of blu-ray content.

 

Some people use Re-Clocked for audio since it can use KS and WASAPI.  Personally for me it is a non factor with most video media files.


Edited by ninjikiran - 7/28/10 at 8:12pm
post #9 of 21
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Originally Posted by ninjikiran View Post

I use Media Player Classic Home Theater which is the new and more upgraded version(I think the original project is dead).  I use CCCP Codec pack and on top of that I use Core Codec for GPU decoding of blu-ray content.

 

Some people use Re-Clocked for audio since it can use KS and WASAPI.  Personally for me it is a non factor with most video media files.


Same here but what i use for my Hackintosh HTPC is XMBC which can eat anything you throw at it, as long you have the right codec and you know what you're doing

post #10 of 21

Better for doing what?
* Video playback -> Perhaps not.

* Audio playback -> Foobar2000.

 

As for doing both, I do not think there are.

post #11 of 21

KMPlayer is easily better than VLC for video, if you use big screen, post-processing video and adjustments are very useful to get a better image and it has build-in codecs too. There is also others like potplayer or zoom player etc...

 

VLC is great for its simplicity.

post #12 of 21
Thread Starter 

Better as in allows a side play like Windows Media Player (video), but without all the widows junk.

post #13 of 21

I used to use Media Player Classic Home Cinema with CoreAVC and AC3Filter. It did everything. But, I recently switched to Windows Media Player with CoreAVC and AC3Filter. Pretty much does the same thing except IMO the GUI is more minimal and elegant. Also, when playing movies non-full screen, MPC-HC cuts out the usable space with the progress bar. On Windows Media Player (12?) the progress bar and buttons are overlayed on the video and kind of auto-hide if you don't move your mouse. CoreAVC is pretty hard to beat, especially if you have a CUDA capable Nvidia card.

post #14 of 21
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Originally Posted by TheRH View Post

Hello,

 

I know this may be a little off topic, but is there something better than VLC for windows?


Absolutely, as far as video playback goes: http://www.cccp-project.net/

post #15 of 21

Potplayer

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