Q&A What is the best video player?

Discussion in 'Media Players and Editors' started by apaul, Jul 20, 2014.

  1. Tyrizian

    Tyrizian Level 1

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    SMPlayer for me.
     
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  2. Quantum777

    Quantum777 Level 1

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    Depends on your use, watching? editing?.
    VLC is very popular but for watching lectures I prefer Gom player.
    Just because speed watching lectures is easy, and varying the speed and jumping back if you miss something, is all very easy from the keyboard keys.
    The x and c keys for speeding up and slowing down. Arrow keys for jumping back or forward.
    The speed up/down increments are a lot finer than when I last used VLC.
    Not many people seem to use GOM player, but I think it is great!
    GOMlab.com
     
  3. dJim

    dJim Level 2

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    video player.. just for see movies media player classic the best of one alot of options ultra ligth and do the work perfect no need complicated just for see videos xD
     
  4. LASER_oneXM

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    I'm using since about 20 years: JetAudio
    Its an audio and video player, also available as free version ("Jetaudio basic").
    "Jetaudio.com" is also offering a "pure" (free) video-player: it's called "JetVideo" ( JetAudio)
    It has a reduced functionality: only "JetAudio VX plus" has all audio/video playback features.

    Main reasons for this player are this soundeffects (see link: JetAudio ):
    see yahhh....!!

    LASER_oneXM .....live from Europe....
     
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  5. Siraj

    Siraj Level 2

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    K Lite Mega Codecs ( include Mediaplayer Classic)
     
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  6. Cohen

    Cohen Level 7

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    MPC-HC is fast, light and reliable.
     
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  7. Evjl's Rain

    Evjl's Rain Level 29
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    splash premium for HD movies
    vlc for SD videos
     
  8. aamoos

    aamoos Level 3

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    VLC and potplayer are my favorite.

    I have an i3 laptop with 3 gb ram but when i tried to play x265 codec file after 1,2 minute my system starts laging. Should I upgrade my system or should I change my players??
     
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  9. melen1717

    melen1717 Level 1

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    Hi...

    Get more RAM and that should solve your issue....
     
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  10. Alkajak

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    Could be your GPU as well. 3GB of RAM doesn't seem lacking enough to slow down video processing though.
     
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  11. Evjl's Rain

    Evjl's Rain Level 29
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    try to change your player too. I found that VLC is not good for playing x265 and 4k. I tried to change some settings but still laggy. It played perfecctly with splash at default settings
     
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  12. sonylxn

    sonylxn Level 4

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    daum potplayer for the win!
     
  13. Jrs30

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    I think this is a VLC problem itself, have 6GB RAM and this has happened to me, not only with VLC other players as well. I believe it is the video format.
     
  14. aamoos

    aamoos Level 3

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    #74 aamoos, Jun 13, 2016
    Last edited by a moderator: Jun 13, 2016
    Thanks. I'll try it.

    Hmm. I also think so. Will try splash..

    First i'll try some other player as mentioned by @Evjl's Rain.. If problem remains then I will upgrade the ram.

    It means I have to upgrade my system... :-(
     
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  15. Andrew999

    Andrew999 Level 20

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    I like VLC. :)
     
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  16. BoraMurdar

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    Some new GPUs have HEVC decoding implemented in hardware so playing videos will run smoothly with them. As HEVC uses hardest compression algorithms nowadays the main job for playing those videos falls to CPU and GPU s job.
    I found Potplayer is able to play Bluray 720p HEVC videos without a lag on my laptop while MPC and GOM struggles
     
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  17. DardiM

    DardiM Level 26
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    I've been using VLC for years. It can read almost everything :)
     
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  18. Rishi

    Rishi Level 19
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    It is a personal choice depending upon the usage charts. For me:
    1) It should not lag. Number of CPU cycles or strained GPU
    2)Should be able to play common formats extensively.
    3)Customizable
    4) A good range of fine tune audio/video/de-noise settings.
    5)Subtitle support
    6) added bonus - editing,recording or some neat feature
     
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  19. simbelmayne

    simbelmayne Level 3

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    It's definitely MPC-HC. The best one I ever used. Plain and user-friendly interface, wide range of supported extensions - all that I need.
     
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  20. Naqeeb

    Naqeeb Level 1

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    Kmplayer is lighter than Gom and VlcPlayer if you have powerfull computer then try Vlc in general or if you have not a powerful computer then you must go for PowerISO
     
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