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May 19, 2007 6:26 PM
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So, what media player do you use as your PRIMARY means to watch your anime?
 
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May 19, 2007 6:29 PM

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Media Player Classic, but sometimes I use WMP
 
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May 19, 2007 6:33 PM

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Media Player Classic, simple and clean.
 
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May 19, 2007 6:47 PM

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Media Player Classic. Nothing else.
 
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May 19, 2007 6:49 PM

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wmp for avi and mpc for everything else. i watch mostly everything else so i guess mpc is my primary

 
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May 19, 2007 6:53 PM

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VLC or Media Player Classic. Used to primarily use classic, but it prevented me from being able to watch several subs.
 
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May 19, 2007 7:05 PM

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The Core media player
 
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May 19, 2007 7:13 PM

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MPlayer, I use it on Windows and Linux
http://www.mplayerhq.hu/design7/news.html
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May 19, 2007 7:19 PM

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Real Player mostly, plus VLC and Zoom. *shrug*
 
May 19, 2007 7:20 PM

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VLC for avi
MPlayer OSX for mkv etc.

Macs ftw~
 
May 19, 2007 7:47 PM

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Windows media player, sometimes VLC

 
May 19, 2007 7:50 PM

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VLC. Realplayer for my Naruto.
 
May 19, 2007 7:53 PM
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windows media player for me...it plays most file types for me since i have a bunch of codecs or something...sometimes i use vlc player as well...

i have to express my hatred for quicktime player...ugh...i have NEVER gotten it to work properly...
 
May 19, 2007 8:34 PM
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I use Windows Media Player the most. It plays almost all the files I throw at it. Anything that won't play or plays incorrectly I use Media Player Classic.

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May 19, 2007 8:43 PM

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can someone tell me why MPC is the best though? i use it, but i realize it eats up twice as much memory as even realplayer. all i can see is some cool video options, which are quite cool actually, but not things i use for watching most shows.
 
May 19, 2007 11:41 PM
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For watching anime I use Media Player Classic only. It's small, clean and has every option I need when watching videos (audio normalizing, screenshots, jumps, keyboard shortcuts, etc.). It's the only one for me.

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May 20, 2007 12:56 AM

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I use WMP for everything. There are only a few shows I've had trouble playing with it - I use MPC or VLC for those. I really hate VLC though. It'll usually play files that I can't get other players to open, but it crashes all the time, the interface sucks, and the subtitle support is horrid.
 
May 20, 2007 5:52 AM

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MPC, before mpc came i used to play stuff in mplayer2.exe =) cos i hated the new versions of WMP
 
May 20, 2007 6:01 AM

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VLC is win, never used anything for anime but that.
 
May 20, 2007 6:41 AM

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Zoomplayer is FTW X999999



i used to watch anime with vlc, but vlc sux 'cause it messes up the subtitles in mkv and ogm movie types. (subtitles lose the font or typesetting or whatever it is, and if a sentence is supposed to appear on the top of the screen, vlc shows it on the bottom and it gets mixed up with the ones already on the bottom and makes it unreadable

also, vlc sometimes has framerate drops).
 
May 20, 2007 7:48 AM
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Xinil said:
So, what media player do you use as your PRIMARY means to watch your anime?


Is this purely out of interest, or are you planning on doing some MAL-thing?
 
May 20, 2007 7:50 AM

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Media Player Classic FTW~<3
QFT
 
May 20, 2007 8:54 AM

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Use both zoomplayer and mpc a lot, but has also been using J. River Mediacenter.
 
May 20, 2007 9:19 AM

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MPC, sometimes VLC. I only use Winamp for music, and I don't use WMP at all.
 
May 20, 2007 9:35 AM

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Media Player Classic for me as well, although if I want to take a screenshot I have to load up VLC because for whatever reason the screenshot feature doesn't work on my MPC :(
 
May 20, 2007 9:47 AM
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MistaNight said:
Media Player Classic for me as well, although if I want to take a screenshot I have to load up VLC because for whatever reason the screenshot feature doesn't work on my MPC :(


I used to have trouble taking screenshots in MPC until I read a tip on another forum. Give this a try:

Go to View -> Options -> Playback -> Output
From there set the DirectShow Video to VMR9 (renderless)

I have no idea how it all works but once I did all that, I no longer got any errors taking screenshots with MPC.

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cangeman said:
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Media Player Classic for me as well, although if I want to take a screenshot I have to load up VLC because for whatever reason the screenshot feature doesn't work on my MPC :(


I used to have trouble taking screenshots in MPC until I read a tip on another forum. Give this a try:

Go to View -> Options -> Playback -> Output
From there set the DirectShow Video to VMR9 (renderless)

I have no idea how it all works but once I did all that, I no longer got any errors taking screenshots with MPC.


OMG you saved me *-* I had the same problem XD
 
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cangeman said:
MistaNight said:
Media Player Classic for me as well, although if I want to take a screenshot I have to load up VLC because for whatever reason the screenshot feature doesn't work on my MPC :(


I used to have trouble taking screenshots in MPC until I read a tip on another forum. Give this a try:

Go to View -> Options -> Playback -> Output
From there set the DirectShow Video to VMR9 (renderless)

I have no idea how it all works but once I did all that, I no longer got any errors taking screenshots with MPC.


Awesome, just tried it and it worked. Thanks alot!
 
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XBOX Media Center
 
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zoom player, then i plug into my 52 inch bigscreen


 
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I currently use Media Player Classic. I have switched between MPC and VLC a few times in the past, but I have been using MPC for about a year without going back.
 
May 20, 2007 9:28 PM

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BSplayer ver. 1.37 ftw~

LOL Apparently, I was able to get it to play everything. Well...OGG files (SailorMoonCenter's Sailor Moon movies) with dual audio and optional subtitles doesn't work with it though. It plays, but I couldn't get the subtitles to show. But that's fine. It's just one show.
 
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Zplayer for the win, I loathe vlc and havent really tried mpc, but no need since cccp pack and zplayer plays everything I want to see ^^

 
May 20, 2007 11:42 PM

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MPC, because you can play anything with it.
Even .mov and .rm with the quicktime and real player alternative codecs.
 
May 20, 2007 11:44 PM
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MPC, because you can play anything with it.
Even .mov and .rm with the quicktime and real player alternative codecs.

That's the spirit, none of those codec's official programs will ever make it on my system.

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May 21, 2007 1:26 AM

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izikiel said:
Zplayer for the win, I loathe vlc and havent really tried mpc, but no need since cccp pack and zplayer plays everything I want to see ^^



My brother says that Zoom Player 5 (the new version) is even better than CCCP with Zoom Player... I haven't tried it though.
 
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can someone tell me why MPC is the best though? i use it, but i realize it eats up twice as much memory as even realplayer. all i can see is some cool video options, which are quite cool actually, but not things i use for watching most shows.

It can interface we with DirectShow filters very well (unlike WMP, which was the first player to use this system AFAIK, and it still fails at it), which are basically the codes/splitters that enable you to play a video. Without them MPC would be pretty much useless. Well, it does have some internal of it's own, but those are very outdated and are not recommended for usage.

As for VLC, I wonder whether most people know that it shreds style information from softsubs and leaves you with an ugly Arial font...

Here, I use MPC (with CCCP), and sometimes mplayer.


P.S. VMR9 is not recommended, it distorts the image in some cases and does some other weird stuff as well (hence it's known as the renderer of last resort, if nothing else works). Try "System Default". Generally "Overlay Mixer" is the recommended one, and it's the fastest one too. And in the end you can grab a screencap from ffdshow's panel, which is the most accurate and reliable way to do it.
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BakaWarsh said:
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Zplayer for the win, I loathe vlc and havent really tried mpc, but no need since cccp pack and zplayer plays everything I want to see ^^



My brother says that Zoom Player 5 (the new version) is even better than CCCP with Zoom Player... I haven't tried it though.


cccp-> community codec pack, newest version includes Zoomplayer v5.00 so your brother is abit off ^^

need codecs to play stuff :)

and yes vlc trashes softsubs, wich blows, in zplayer you can alter the softsubs anyway you like, font/size/positioning I like it. Dunno if you can do it with the other players since I do not use them :)

 
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BakaWarsh said:
izikiel said:
Zplayer for the win, I loathe vlc and havent really tried mpc, but no need since cccp pack and zplayer plays everything I want to see ^^


My brother says that Zoom Player 5 (the new version) is even better than CCCP with Zoom Player... I haven't tried it though.

Zoom Player 5 comes with CCCP.

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BakaWarsh said:
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Zplayer for the win, I loathe vlc and havent really tried mpc, but no need since cccp pack and zplayer plays everything I want to see ^^


My brother says that Zoom Player 5 (the new version) is even better than CCCP with Zoom Player... I haven't tried it though.

Zoom Player 5 comes with CCCP.


beat ya to it! ;)

 
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Haha. ^^

Go CCCP.

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May 21, 2007 6:21 PM

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Media Player Classic or sometimes VLC.
 
May 21, 2007 6:44 PM

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I use VLC except it angers me..... I am absolutely enraged with it..

I see Windy uses MPlayer for Mkv (which VLC LOVES to crash while playing.. especially Darker than Black *cries*)
But what if they are soft subs? Does MPlayer support them? I have it on my computer, but I was told that they had no subtitle support, which confused me so I gave it a quick check and could not find it.. And then I was doing things, and it completely froze up and I got angery so I decided to ignore it.. hmm
*check it out*
OH MY, I went to help, and now I get it.. I have to go tell that person they were wrong! Muaha! *evil grin*
 
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I like using VLC or Core Media Player. I don't really like VLC anymore because I can't skip forward like 5 seconds by pushing the forward arrow key like you can in winamp or core. It really helps during those long dramatic pauses..
 
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Does MPlayer support them? I have it on my computer, but I was told that they had no subtitle support, which confused me so I gave it a quick check and could not find it.. And then I was doing things, and it completely froze up and I got angery so I decided to ignore it.. hmm

MPlayer does have full support for softsubs, much better support than VLC and other standalone players in most cases, you just have to add the following into the config file;
ass=yes
embeddedfonts=yes
correct-pts=yes
sid=0

Now it should work correctly.

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Previously i would haev used RealPLayer but now i'm starting to use VLC player now, mostly because of the range of codecs that's already available for it.
 
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I prefer using VLC as its simple and convenient for me, however with all these people saying how amazing MPC is, I might switch

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zoomplayer ffs!! zoomplayer! ;)

 
May 23, 2007 7:34 AM

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Syaoran said:
Previously i would haev used RealPLayer but now i'm starting to use VLC player now, mostly because of the range of codecs that's already available for it.


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I prefer using VLC as its simple and convenient for me, however with all these people saying how amazing MPC is, I might switch


the sooner you move to Zoom Player (preferably CCCP with Zoom Player) the better.
VLC's Subtitle Support is worth less a clump of dust, and while viewing Gungrave and Hellsing Ultimate i have noticed a horrible Frame rate drop at some of the action scenes.
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I use Windows Media Player and Real Player.

 
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