all in one player

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by gre2974, Jan 20, 2007.

  1. gre2974 macrumors newbie

    Jan 16, 2007
    is there an all in one player out there that can play all kinds of video formats avi, mpeg, wma etc....w/o d/l different codecs?
  2. gre2974 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 16, 2007

    I mean i want something to replace quicktime and VLC seems really buggy on my system.
  3. risc macrumors 68030


    Jul 23, 2004
    Melbourne, Australia
    Do you have the latest version of VLC? They released a patched version 0.8.6a to fix all the problems people had with 0.8.6.

    MPlayer OS X could also be worth a look although personally I prefer VLC.

    You could also install Perian which is an all in 1 codec pack for Quicktime. I have Perian, AC3, and Flip4Mac installed here for QT and that seems to handle nearly everything VLC can.
  4. gre2974 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 16, 2007
    i'm on the d/l page for vlc and under the release 0.8.6a section there is a universal binary package, intel package and powerpc package. which one do i want? the intel package since i have an intel processor?
  5. Blubbert macrumors 6502

    Nov 1, 2006
    Either the universal, which is bigger, or Intel. Either will work.
  6. Jasonbot macrumors 68020


    Aug 15, 2006
    The Rainbow Nation RSA
    Well then I second Mplayer. It works like a bomb and even plays awkward codecs sometimes found in limewire acquired movies.
  7. clevin macrumors G3


    Aug 6, 2006
    VLC/Mplayer are pretty much only choice,
    Mplayer has some trouble tracing the progress in WMV, if u jump seek to fas, it might just close
    VLC, however, will have some mask when jump seeking.

    well, nothin is perfect.

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