The BEST "All Inclusive" Media Player for Mac?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Ike, Dec 8, 2006.

  1. Ike macrumors newbie

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    i have VLC player but it doesn't play everything, is there anything else that would work better?

    any way to get quicktime or VLC to be more all inclusive? Steps or Websites?
     
  2. d wade macrumors 65816

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    of course QT is good. but you asked for all inclusive. there is one aswer:

    VLC Player

    /thread
     
  3. codo macrumors 6502

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    VLC is good, but it's network buffer is non-existent, from what I can tell.

    Watching videos over WiFi has been a pain, so I use MPlayer OS X for those things.

    Out of curiosity, why do you need one "all inclusive" player? I like using iTunes for music, and a combination of QuickTime, VLC and MPlayer for video etc. Not a criticism, just wondering. Is like convenience, creating a library/play lists?
     
  4. apfhex macrumors 68030

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    Maybe not the best term, but I assumed Ike meant the most compatible player. VLC is as good as it gets. QuickTime+Perian+Flip4Mac isn't bad either, especially since you can then view the videos in browsers, Finder previews, and FrontRow.
     
  5. d wade macrumors 65816

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    i have flip4mac, but what is perian?
     
  6. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604

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    Perian is an all-in-one codec for QuickTime (3ivx, DivX, Xvid, etc), but I know of some AC-3 audio issues.

    I manually download all the codecs (PPC and / or Intel, not all are UB), and have no audio problems at all.

    In order of preference of players:

    1) QuickTime Player.
    2) VLC. Especially as this player supports Digital Audio out for Dolby 5.1!!
    3) MPlayer OSX
     
  7. d wade macrumors 65816

    d wade

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    yeah i googled it right after i posted. i downloaded and installed it. hope it works well!
     
  8. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604

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    Like I said, I have only had AC-3 audio issues, which did annoy me.
    But if you don't run into these problems (or rather: incompatibilty) then Perian is the easiest way. :)

    But if you do run into the same issues, then get this codec.
     
  9. Ease macrumors newbie

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    Thanks MacRgr8 that A52 Codec helped me.
    Now i get the sound with QuickTime on movies that didn't work before.
    My problems are resolved.
     

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