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Media Player Classic vs Windows Media Player

Discussion in 'Video - Software discussion' started by smarskwid, Dec 15, 2007.

  1. smarskwid

    smarskwid Member

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    I am looking for an alternative to Windows Media Player 11. The only thing I liked about Windows Media Player was that when clicking on a video link from Internet Explorer, the file would open immediately and start playing (or buffering and playing). I guess it stored the video as a temp file, but in any event it didn't force me to save the file to disk first.

    I don't like VLC media player at all, so I am trying out Media Player Classic instead. It is nearly perfect, except that it forces me to save files to disk if I click on a link from Internet Explorer. The files are properly registered. I don't know what the problem is, unless that's just the way it is in MPC. Any ideas? Anything similar to MPC that will automatically open registered file types?
     
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    Mez Active member

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    This is your lucky day!

    You really need to explore Media Monkey. It is a wonderful audio tool. You need to check out their forum. Best of all is you can get a mildly crippled copy for free. Media Player is vastly inferior to MM. After you use MM all audio systems appears retarded. I went crazy with Zune, Media Players successor. I gave it a list what to sycn and after 24 hrs I discovered Zune ignored my instructions and you can't get the wrong tunes off it. On a scale of 1 to ten MM is a 9.5 Zune is negitive 9999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999!
    PowerAmp has a great ripper but the licensing is more expensive than MM gold. PA's ripper/file converter I would rate as a 10. It uses the best endoders on the market. There is a good chance you will not be able to hear the difference in quality between MM gold and PA. Both use VRB encoding for mp3s. That is the most sophisticated form of encoding. You set the encoder for a quality rating and it compresses as hard as it can. The result is you can get an mp3 that has an average bit rate of 200 which sounds the same as a CD to audiophyles.
     

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