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Ed Stone

What's The Best Media Player?

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I've got Windows Media Player, Dell PowerDVD and VLC...Does anyone know what's good and what's not? :)

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They're all much of a muchness tbh Pete, VLC plays just about everything so that's not a bad place to start. I'd advise steering clear of real player though as I've had hassles with it before.

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They're all much of a muchness tbh Pete, VLC plays just about everything so that's not a bad place to start. I'd advise steering clear of real player though as I've had hassles with it before.

Thanks mate. I will! :)

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I've used VLC for ages and it does work well and avoids the need to pay for a DVD decoder, but why will it only play one "chapter" of a DVD at a time, and not the whole thing seamlessly?

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I use VLC and it plays EVERYTHING its lightweight and doesn't bog down your system.

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You know I've not come across VLC before (but I am a computer novice so it isn't surprising), is it free and simple to use?

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Thanks for he replies, guys...

Does anyone what exactly 'seeding' means, and if it's possible to play things that haven't been seeded yet? :good:

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Media player classic is another good one that plays just about anything.

Thanks for he replies, guys...

Does anyone what exactly 'seeding' means, and if it's possible to play things that haven't been seeded yet? :nonono:

Yep you can play things that haven't seeded as long as its fully downloaded Pete.

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Thanks Potty. Even with VLC, I download things only to find them unplayable...

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I have a dual monitor set-up where the secondary monitor is just an extension of the primary, rather than a clone. Whenever I play anything on Media Player, it works fine on the primary monitor, but to get it to work on teh secondary monitor, I have to do funny things with the refresh rate of the card. VLC Player doesn't do this, so I assume it's some glitch with Media Player. Just use VLC Player then? Well, I would, but it only seems to play one section (.VOB) file at a time (I have a media drive you see), and doesn't stitch them altogether seamlessly like other players do.

So...my question is...

1. Is there any way to get Media Player to work properly on the 2nd monitor

or

2. How do I get VLC Player to play a movie/program from start to finish?

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I think if you select open disc rather than open file in vlc player it'll play the files in order.

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HUZZAH!

Well, "open disc" didn't work, but "open directory" does. Bloody brilliant - thank you Paul.

I don't want anyone thinking I sit here all day watching films on one screen and working on the other of course.

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Don't worry I'm sure they don't - I expect you sit watching movies on one screen and porn on the other.

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