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View Poll Results: Best Free Media Player
Windows Media Player 18 27.27%
iTunes 11 16.67%
Winamp 12 18.18%
Musicmatch Jukebox 1 1.52%
Quicktime Player 2 3.03%
Songbird 0 0%
Sonique 0 0%
Others - Please specify 22 33.33%
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Old 18th March 2008, 17:58   #1
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Default The Best Media Player ?


Which is the best free media player today (audio preferred) ? Things to be considered are user friendly interface , light on resources and support on the latest OS (like Vista) .

Am putting up a list of the more popular ones in the poll.
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I really prefer the itunes, find it very easy to use and the equalizer with pre-amp is useful too for my tiny laptop speakers.
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Old 18th March 2008, 18:11   #3
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Few I use often:
Light weight: BSPlayer (easy interface), Media Player Classic (very light)
Heavy: WinDVD (I find that this can recover from bad CD/DVD), Windows Media Player (its from Microsoft !).
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Old 18th March 2008, 18:14   #4
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Media Player Classic- Very light n efficient.
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I use real player. Can't get enough of Annabelle the sheep.
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Old 18th March 2008, 18:17   #6
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Winamp - without a doubt.A no non-sense,troublefree and light weight music player.

Although for videos is still use Windows Media player.
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Old 18th March 2008, 18:21   #7
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VLC MEDIA PLAYER.. with the FFDshow codec installed on your computer for free just google it. you'll never need anything else ever.
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Default Hi All

1) AIMP2 - very light on resources
AIMP2: Home Page
2) VLC Player - cross-platform&streaming server
VideoLAN - Free Software and Open Source video streaming solution for every OS!

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I like WMP 11 and VLC.
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I prefer to use KMplayer. It plays almost all the formats. http://www.kmplayer.com/beta/kmp.zip
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Old 18th March 2008, 21:32   #11
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Media Player Classic...the best.

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Old 18th March 2008, 22:05   #12
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Winamp - Audio
VLC player - Video
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Audio: QCD Player
Video: Music Player Classic (storm codec pack)
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VLC... for audio & video... plays almost any format, though playlists are not supported I think. With playlists, WinAmp is the best for audio.
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Ok for audio i have tried different players and to be frank i like Windows Media Player only for Audio. Its heavy but the quality of music is better. I dont know how, but when i play the same song on WINAMP, VLC, FOOBAR its doesnt sound so good. I dont use any equalizers or anything. I have used Itunes but i didn't liked it. I would suggest Foobar its very light. Just takes 200-500KB when minimized to system tray.

For video i use VLC or Media Player Classic. Though i love Neuview Player alot. Converts the video quality of a simple DVDRip to HD but uses a lot of CPU power.
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