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Old 07-26-09, 02:29 PM   #13
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WMP is pretty awesome in Win7.

If you get the right codecs installed, it'll play all your files for you so it makes MPC sort of redundant. I prefer having MPC just because of my familiarity, but WMP12 is pretty good
yeah the codec support is great, but those changes that I noted in first post are quite annoying

speaking of codec support, what really suprised me that win7 doesn't have official VC-1 support, codec used on some BD disc. Codec is MS sponsored yet no support in win7. while H264 is supported
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Old 07-26-09, 04:29 PM   #14
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i use wmp for music only.

for videos, vlc.
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Old 07-26-09, 06:58 PM   #15
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I use iTunes for music...
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Old 07-26-09, 07:49 PM   #16
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I use WMP12 works great for what I use it for and the codec I have installed the quality is WAY better then VLC. I watch around 2-6hours of anime a day with WMP12. not a problem.
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Old 07-27-09, 05:15 AM   #17
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I use WMP12 works great for what I use it for and the codec I have installed the quality is WAY better then VLC. I watch around 2-6hours of anime a day with WMP12. not a problem.
yea same, except with vlc :P.

i just like how easy it is to get it up and running, no messing around with codecs.
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Old 07-27-09, 05:52 AM   #18
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With WMP11, the window could be set to a certain size. I have a 1920x1200 panel, so I set it to fill a good portion of the screen. This would do two things: 1. Video files would open to the size of the player window, and 2. MP3s would run in a minimal mode suitable for audio. This was actually somewhat broken going from 10 to 11 as it stopped understanding when to be a full window and when to be minimal controls, but it still was functional.

With WMP12, all window sizing has been "forgotten." WMP12 now opens to the size of the video, regardless of the video's dimensions. On a 1920x1200 screen, this means most non-HD videos open as a postage stamp. There *is* a workaround however, using CTRL to resize the window will "lock" it in that size. Unfortunately the player will open ALL media in this size, including music, so a music file opens as a black video screen.

This matches the "one size fits all" nature of the Windows 7 windowing system itself, which has concluded that a window with 10 things in it should be the same size as one with 400 things. Great job Microsoft.
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What codec do you guys recommend?
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people still use WMP?
+2. I only use it if VLC can't play a WMA or WMV. VLC FTW.
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What codec do you guys recommend?
codec for what?
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I use WMP12 works great for what I use it for and the codec I have installed the quality is WAY better then VLC. I watch around 2-6hours of anime a day with WMP12. not a problem.
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be more specific, to encode, to decode, what type of video etc..

or do you mean codec pack? if codec pack then win7 codec pack, from the same person that did the vista codec pack.
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people still use WMP?
I still use it to listen to music and watch videos that do not require and other type of player. Its faster than itunes and vlc imo.
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