Best Media Application For Video ???

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  1. musicmad2000, Mar 21, 2012
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    musicmad2000 macrumors member

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    Hi

    Between QuickTime Player, VLC, and iTunes, which app would give the better picture quality from a movie, or is that a fair question to ask?

    What video formats does iTunes except by default?

    Thanks.
     
  2. GGJstudios, Mar 21, 2012
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    The picture quality should be the same with all of them.
    iTunes: Frequently asked questions about viewing and syncing videos
    I prefer using Plex instead of iTunes for managing and playing movies, TV shows and music videos. It automatically downloads metadata, artwork and subtitles and works with any video format. It's interface is much nicer than iTunes, as well.
     
  3. Dock Status macrumors regular

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    Desktop Movies

    The app Desktop movies probably is the best for watching movies while still having access to you device while doing so. Best multitasking movie player for sure.

    http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/desktop-movies/id494476997?mt=12






     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    You still have access to your computer while playing a video on Plex. In fact, most of the time I'm watching movies via Plex on my HDTV while using the same computer for other tasks, using another display. Also, Plex is free and manages a library of video files. I don't see where the app you mentioned provides any management or downloads of subtitles, artwork or metadata. It appears to be solely a player of individual videos.
     
  5. musicmad2000 thread starter macrumors member

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    Now you've mentioned it you've got me thinking.. what would you recommend to be the best media application for watching movies? i know QuickTime and VLC are good, but is there a better "freeware" one out there?
     
  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Did you read the responses in this thread?
     
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