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Topic # 27100 14-Oct-2008 15:12
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Can someone recommend a good media player to play AVI files with?

SKY have pi**ed me off recently with their rescheduling, so I'm having to download F1 races from the internet. I have Windows Media Player and Power DVD on my laptop, and just connect it to the TV when required.

Are there any media players out there that offer similar features to a DVD player, like fast forward, time skip (30s, 1min...), and can they be controlled using the keyboard.

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Reply # 171087 14-Oct-2008 15:26
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How about a PS3?  I watch a ton/ tonne of downloaded content on my PS3 - TV, movies... Cool  apparently the xbox can do this too... Undecided




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  Reply # 171094 14-Oct-2008 16:10
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Zoomplayer. It is probably the most configurable player on the market. You can adjust, well, practically everything inside the options: ie. set your own time values for skip, jump & seek. Find it here




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  Reply # 171105 14-Oct-2008 17:12
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GOM media player is my personal choice :) dl and try for all your video files :)




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  Reply # 171109 14-Oct-2008 17:42
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I use VLC media player

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Its a nice lite weight player.. Give it a try

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  Reply # 171132 14-Oct-2008 19:50
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Media Player Classic Home Cinema (MPC-HC)
- Good quality
- Uses internal filters
- Built in hardware acceleration of H264/VC1

Zoom Player
- Very configurable
- Uses external filters (eg PDVD)

VLC
- Uses internal filters
- Quality not as good
- Plays just about anything including corrupt files

My Pick is to get MPC-HC and have VLC for a backup of anything that doesn't play with MPC-HC
Both MPC-HC and VLC work well straight out of the box, and since they use internal filters by default you don't need any codec packs.




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  Reply # 171187 14-Oct-2008 23:58
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Thanks. I'm currently downloading them all and will try them out.

$800 for a PS3 to play some AVI files seems a bit overkill, don't you think!

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  Reply # 171197 15-Oct-2008 01:27
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I've used VLC for a long time now, just handles anything you want to throw at it.




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  Reply # 171228 15-Oct-2008 10:05
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we
photoman: Thanks. I'm currently downloading them all and will try them out.

$800 for a PS3 to play some AVI files seems a bit overkill, don't you think!


I have one also but don't use it as a media player now since I bought Popcorn Hour. The PS3 plays avi files fine but of course for $800 you also get a BR player and also by the way, a really killer games console!

On my PC I tend to use VLC and for the DVB-T broadcasts, PowerDVD8




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  Reply # 171297 15-Oct-2008 15:30
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lchiu7: we
photoman: Thanks. I'm currently downloading them all and will try them out.

$800 for a PS3 to play some AVI files seems a bit overkill, don't you think!


I have one also but don't use it as a media player now since I bought Popcorn Hour. The PS3 plays avi files fine but of course for $800 you also get a BR player and also by the way, a really killer games console!

On my PC I tend to use VLC and for the DVB-T broadcasts, PowerDVD8


<- what he said! Cool 

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  Reply # 171876 17-Oct-2008 22:49
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photoman: Thanks. I'm currently downloading them all and will try them out.

$800 for a PS3 to play some AVI files seems a bit overkill, don't you think!


Not if you win powerball tomorrow Laughing

If you ask a "what's best/can you recommend..." question, there's always plenty of correct answers Wink




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  Reply # 171924 18-Oct-2008 11:29
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kiwijunglist: Media Player Classic Home Cinema (MPC-HC)
- Good quality
- Uses internal filters
- Built in hardware acceleration of H264/VC1

It's also very important to note that you can disable the internal filters and select external filters to use also, where you can edit the merits etc.



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  Reply # 172254 20-Oct-2008 14:47
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1gkar:
photoman: Thanks. I'm currently downloading them all and will try them out.

$800 for a PS3 to play some AVI files seems a bit overkill, don't you think!


Not if you win powerball tomorrow Laughing

If you ask a "what's best/can you recommend..." question, there's always plenty of correct answers Wink


Should have been more precise in my original request. I meant media players for my laptop, but wasn't specific enough. PS3 is a nice idea, but son has a PS2 and I don't have time to play on that. Also bought a DVD recorder a couple of months back, and would be a shame to let it sit. Maybe if the price drops a bit more, it may be worth another look.

Sky Update: Well, Sky did it again at the weekend with the F1 qualifying, so I phoned them and told them to shove it where the sun don't shine (not quite those words, but you get the idea). Turns out they have a SLA where their manager is supposed to contact the customer within 48 hours of raising a complaint. If that's the case, I'm still waiting on the call from about the Singapore grand prix recently and the Silverstone grand prix from 2007.

Now all I have to do is figure out is the best way to watch the F1 torrents I now have to download.

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  Reply # 172299 20-Oct-2008 16:34
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Just confirmed Media Player Classic Home Cinema (MPC-HC) has customizable keyboard shortcuts for pretty much everything. That combined with the built in codecs should be everything you need.

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  Reply # 172351 20-Oct-2008 20:04
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photoman:
1gkar:
photoman: Thanks. I'm currently downloading them all and will try them out.

$800 for a PS3 to play some AVI files seems a bit overkill, don't you think!


Not if you win powerball tomorrow Laughing

If you ask a "what's best/can you recommend..." question, there's always plenty of correct answers Wink


Should have been more precise in my original request. I meant media players for my laptop, but wasn't specific enough. PS3 is a nice idea, but son has a PS2 and I don't have time to play on that. Also bought a DVD recorder a couple of months back, and would be a shame to let it sit. Maybe if the price drops a bit more, it may be worth another look.

Sky Update: Well, Sky did it again at the weekend with the F1 qualifying, so I phoned them and told them to shove it where the sun don't shine (not quite those words, but you get the idea). Turns out they have a SLA where their manager is supposed to contact the customer within 48 hours of raising a complaint. If that's the case, I'm still waiting on the call from about the Singapore grand prix recently and the Silverstone grand prix from 2007.

Now all I have to do is figure out is the best way to watch the F1 torrents I now have to download.
Not sure what you mean there, but do you really expect any better from them? The only NZ corporation that has a worse support history is one that deals in mobiles Sealed

Been a petrol-head most of my life (right into rallying from way back) but they can stick F1 "where the sun don't shine" until the FIA start treating anyone else other Ferrari with more respect; most specifically, the name of one of New Zealand's favourite motoring sons. Their new, young, main driver may be a bit of a dick, but that's no excuse for their recent treatment.




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  Reply # 172367 20-Oct-2008 20:41
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1gkar:
photoman:
1gkar:
photoman: Thanks. I'm currently downloading them all and will try them out.

$800 for a PS3 to play some AVI files seems a bit overkill, don't you think!


Not if you win powerball tomorrow Laughing

If you ask a "what's best/can you recommend..." question, there's always plenty of correct answers Wink


Should have been more precise in my original request. I meant media players for my laptop, but wasn't specific enough. PS3 is a nice idea, but son has a PS2 and I don't have time to play on that. Also bought a DVD recorder a couple of months back, and would be a shame to let it sit. Maybe if the price drops a bit more, it may be worth another look.

Sky Update: Well, Sky did it again at the weekend with the F1 qualifying, so I phoned them and told them to shove it where the sun don't shine (not quite those words, but you get the idea). Turns out they have a SLA where their manager is supposed to contact the customer within 48 hours of raising a complaint. If that's the case, I'm still waiting on the call from about the Singapore grand prix recently and the Silverstone grand prix from 2007.

Now all I have to do is figure out is the best way to watch the F1 torrents I now have to download.
Not sure what you mean there, but do you really expect any better from them? The only NZ corporation that has a worse support history is one that deals in mobiles Sealed

Been a petrol-head most of my life (right into rallying from way back) but they can stick F1 "where the sun don't shine" until the FIA start treating anyone else other Ferrari with more respect; most specifically, the name of one of New Zealand's favourite motoring sons. Their new, young, main driver may be a bit of a dick, but that's no excuse for their recent treatment.


Sorry. UK expression! Something akin to sticking it up their a**e.

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