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Old 09-07-09, 02:42 PM   #25
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anyone figured out a way to stop WMP12 from adding pictures?
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Old 09-10-09, 07:30 PM   #26
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anyone figured out a way to stop WMP12 from adding pictures?
No, but I need to know. Had a close call with MCE adding pics I didn't want people to see when playing music. ::
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Old 09-11-09, 02:57 AM   #28
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MCE has an option to determine what folders you're sharing, by default your Pictures folder is auto-shared, so if you have some photos you don't want to show, just create a separate folder for them or... live with it :P
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You see that's the problem, no matter what you have in MCE, once WMP12 has them because they are linked you can't stop them from being part of the library for Music or screensaver slideshows... Even if they don't show up in Pictures, they appear in the slideshows.
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The other day I accidentally opened Windows Media Player and was greeted by the Media Player configuration wizard thing.

I'd had windows installed for like 6 months and never even run WMP.

I use Media Player Classic Home Cinema for videos and Foobar 2000 for music.
+iTunes here.

WMP is a PoS.
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WMP12 is ok for music/video playback. But I still use my tried and true VLC.
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WMP12 is ok for music/video playback. But I still use my tried and true VLC.
VLC is good stuff, I use it as a fall-back if I get something with an odd-ball codec (as sometimes happens with TV shows atl).

Problem I have with WMP12 is that with H.264 (I use CoreCodec), it washes out the picture vs. playing through MPC-HC (again w/CoreCodec) the picture is as it should be.
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WMP12 is ok for music/video playback. But I still use my tried and true VLC.
VLC is great for playback, but not so great for Library browsing/management.
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I prefer Winamp.
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You see that's the problem, no matter what you have in MCE, once WMP12 has them because they are linked you can't stop them from being part of the library for Music or screensaver slideshows... Even if they don't show up in Pictures, they appear in the slideshows.
who ever made the libraries and decided to implement them everywhere including WMP should be burn at the stake
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Maybe the folder-to-library/file-to-library implementation is somewhat invasive, but saying that the inventor should be burnt at a stake seems like a bit excessive, don't you think?

The Windows Media platform is not that bad, in fact it's great, and it's not like I'm acting biased, by comparison take a look at the GStreamer framework for Linux, it's a great platform, but... still lacking DVD support inside it, which (unfortunately) sucks.

VLC? Ok, it's not a bad player, but relies on FFMPEG, which sucks due to their developers changing the libraries and ruleset as often as they desire, not to mention their objective is to 'support any possible format' but not striving for precision, just for wide coverage, which is good, but lacks some real performance.

Want a wide codec coverage under WMP?

1. DivX
2. XviD
3. AC3Filter
4. Real Alternative
5. Quicktime Alternative
6. CCCP Codec Pack

Or..

1. Shark007 Windows 7 Codec Pack

You'll get the same ammount of codec coverage (including Flash, MKV, plus some more obscure formats, like Indeo if I remember correctly) with any of the two paths and still get a nice media player.

Just my 2 cents
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