What's a good media player?

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  1. Yeti60 macrumors member

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    I was wondering what you all think a good media player is... all I have is QuickTime. I heard that VLC was good..

    Any preferences?
     
  2. Azin Squeeze macrumors newbie

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    I stick with quicktime but installed flip4mac and perian so that it can use practically every file type.
     
  3. Yeti60 thread starter macrumors member

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    Well my Quicktime isn't working too well, I'm trying to watch an episode of Dexter that my brother gave me on a flashdrive... not playing.
     
  4. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    VLC for me. Quicktime is really never used unless it somehow defaults to that. What format is the movie? It could be that.
     
  5. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    +1 for Perian and Flip4Mac

    But I use VLC as well... whatever works best
    I have yet to find anything that this combo can't handle

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  6. Yeti60 thread starter macrumors member

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    I think I'm gonna go with VLC... it's worked well for my brother and it worked for my episode that I watched.

    How do I set it as my default media player?
     
  7. dirt farmer macrumors 6502

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  8. TCU macrumors newbie

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    VLC! Hands down no questions asked.

    Plays EVERYTHING.. and then some... even formats I've never even heard of
     
  9. dehory macrumors regular

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    I typically use a combination of VLC (for trickier files) and Quicktime/Perian/F4M (for better image quality, IMO).

    Will take a look at Movist, though. Thanks for the tip! :)
     
  10. solaris macrumors 6502a

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    Audio -> iTunes
    Video -> QuickTime Player + Perian
     
  11. TCU macrumors newbie

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    I forgot to mention, you'll find the VLC is MUCH faster than quicktime. Takes nearly no time to open up and load the movie. As opposed to quicktime which.. well.. keep waiting :rolleyes:
     
  12. killerrobot macrumors 68020

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    Another vote for VLC.

    QT is useless when it comes to plug-ins.
     
  13. grooveattack macrumors 6502a

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    Mplayer, nice and simple and plays more formats than VLC
     
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  15. natatos macrumors regular

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    I use quicktime for apple files but for everything else I use VLC
     
  16. iAlexG macrumors 6502

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    VLC is very good but Perian gets the job done just as well
     
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    Quicktime+Perian+Flip4Mac. If that ever fails I have VLC ready to go.
     
  19. eXan macrumors 601

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    I use (in this order)

    QuickTIme +Perian
    Movist
    VLC

    I watch a lot of downloaded YouTube videos and they are displayed correctly only in VLC. Sadly, last 2 versions broke the support for .flv so I use older 0.9.9.
     
  20. keithOrbit macrumors member

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    VLC, realplayer,mplayer. are all good media player, but i think Quicktime+Perian+Flip4Mac are very googd media player.
     
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