Question for Alex8

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  1. davidjh7

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    I suppose this forum is as topical as ny for this question for Alex8, and I thought it might have some general interest, thus the forum thread. Now that I have CYA'd myself...:rolleyes: Alex---given that I am tired of constantly having incompatablity issues with various video formats, some vintage players work, some new ones work, some need new codecs, some need old codecs, etc., and given that I can't think of a better expert to go to for advice on this, what player do you reccomend that pretty much plays ALL the formats reliably? I know .rm is kinda on its own, but one that can handle the various .avi variants, for instance, without puking? Thanks for any reccomendations!
     
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    OK, I wouldn't claim to be anywhere near the expert as Alex, but one of the better players that I've seen is the VLC Player.
    http://www.videolan.org/vlc/features.html
    It can play a ton of formats, and the link above shows a matrix of what it can handle.
     
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    I'm with Novice on this one VLC is a great all around player.
     
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    I second novice_btm's recommendation for VLC media player too. It comes with all its own codecs.

    download
     
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    I downloaded the VLC player last month. I've been very impressed with its performance.
     
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    *arrives belatedly at own thread wearing a tshirt promoting the Department of Redundancy Department* :rolleyes:

    VLC is great for most things... as per novice's link above, though, it doesn't necessarily support Real Media player files, and for these --- rather than installing the spyware-laden RealPlayer --- I'd recommend having the K-Lite Codec Pack on your system as well; check out this old post by Villhamer, which first recommended it to me --->

    http://www.lpsg.org/481162-post23.html

    Here's a good link for K-Lite, although there are many more if you google:

    http://www.free-codecs.com/download/K_Lite_Codec_Pack.htm
     
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    I still use DivX... it works fine.
     
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    I've noticed that most of my incompatibility issues are when I'm at home with my Apple PowerMac using OS-X 10.4 (Tiger.) I love my Mac, it seldom if ever crashes, but there are still sites that won't support it. I also use a Dell notebook that I use to post when I'm away from home. I naturally use Windows XP with it and no sweat with any video downloads. With any Microsoft software product, just be up to date with your Norton anti-virus and firewall!
     
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    I use Media Player Classic with the K-Lite Mega Codec Pack.

    It plays virtually everything (and that includes RM, FLV and SWF files!) (Real Media Player and Quicktime do have to be downloaded on your system for Media Player to show them.)

    Best of all, it's free.
     
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    There are very few videos that cannot be played on Mac OS X. Two come to mind however. Indeo Video codecs, which VLC IDs ad IV50, can be played in classic using quicktime, assuming you download the codec. There is no IV codec for OS X, as this is a very old video codec. The other type that comes to mind is WMV with DRM. There's nothing on a mac that will play these videos, since mac disagree's with Microsoft's use of the particular form of DRM.
     
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    I'm with Pecker on this subject. It plays damn near anything.
     
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    I can't get this particular combination to work on a PC either... Tallguypns is there a particular codec needed for this to make it work?
     
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    One thing to note, which we all should've cleared up in the beginning, is that this combo is for PCs only.

    The VLC player is cross-platform, but still has certain limitations, such as those mentioned by tallguy (who I'd thank for filling in what I forgot to add, if he was here), when used on a Mac.
     
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    Um, on a PC, it's built into Windows Media Player. You may need to update to the most recent version, but it's proprietary, and WMP (and ONLY the PC version) is the only thing that can deal with it, thus everyone's hatred of it. :wink:
     
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    Um, on a PC, it's built into Windows Media Player. You may need to update to the most recent version, but it's proprietary, and WMP (and ONLY the PC version) is the only thing that can deal with it, thus everyone's hatred of it. :wink:

    Besides, tallguy isn't here. :tongue:
     
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    Thanks for the reccomendations, everybody, and the links. I'll definately check the combos and find what works best for me!! Thanks again!
     
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