All in one media player

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Sasha3, Jul 25, 2004.

  1. Sasha3 macrumors member

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    Are there any media player apps that will act as a client for Real Player and Windows Media Player? I get tired of calling up each one for whatever reason and would like to have them both in one place to use. I really only use them for radio and a video download now and then. If Adium can do it for instant messaging why not something for players?
     
  2. spookykids macrumors member

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    Shouldnt MPlayer and/or VLC be able to do that?
     
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  4. Makosuke macrumors 603

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    VLC will play Windows Media files and streams if they aren't too new (it doesn't support the very latest MS codecs), but so far nobody but Real has a working Real player, so you're out of luck there.

    Fortunately, the newest Real Player isn't all that bad, certainly compared to the previous version.
     
  5. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    Only Windows Media Player 9 plays WM9 files. Nothing else will--not MPlayer, not VLC, and no QuickTime codec. However, you have options with older WMV format files. Most Real files are in a proprietary Real format. There is at least one other Real streaming media player. However, it is not free.
     

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