Which media player?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by marcus2704, Jul 7, 2005.

  1. marcus2704 macrumors newbie

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    Ive a bunch of various types of Media I want to play, using one standard app. Which one would you recommend?

    Ive found Quicktime wont play half the files I throw at it, and have best sucess with MPlayer although I dont like its split menubar/window layout.
     
  2. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    I think most recommendations will be for MPlayer and VLC.
     
  3. Cloudgazer macrumors 6502

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    #3
    I had the same problem.

    I downloaded both m player and VLC.

    I still like quicktime and after updating the codecs it seems to play everything (so far anyway)
    There are a couple of codecs you'll need.
    Off the top of my head: Divx, ac3
     
  4. joshysquashy macrumors 6502a

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    Is there any skin for vlc to make the interface more like quicktime's? i too am not too fond of two windows for one app, its just not mac!! ;)
     
  5. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Try the "itunes" skin on this page. :)

    Eeep: I'm not sure that the VLC skin interface is actually supported in OS X. I'm still trying to figure it out! :eek:
     
  6. Yebot macrumors 6502

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    Add to codecs to QT.

    Google on:
    divx
    Xvid
    3vix

    WMV3 codec for Mac just ain't there.
     
  7. marcus2704 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Cheers, Ill 'codec-up' my Quicktime tonight as I do like the QT interface best. I found it is choppy when playing network files though, Id expect I need to adjust cache settings to compensate.
     
  8. croshtique macrumors 6502

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    What about Flip4Mac?
     

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