Q&A What is the best video player?

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

  1. shukla44

    shukla44 Level 10

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    I use and trust VLC & MPC-HC. I have never encountered a problem with this combo.

    Regards.
     
  2. DC47561

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    Kodi or VLC. Hmm, there seems to be a pattern here! ;)
     
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  3. _CyberGhosT_

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  4. BugCode

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    #84 BugCode, Feb 6, 2017
    Last edited: Feb 6, 2017
    Daum potplayer. + VSO Media Player
    With this settings u will never change player ;)
    video preferences :
    video renderer = evr custom preset
    vmr9/evr scaler = dxva-hd video processor
    direct3d presentation = direct3d 9ex copy mode present

    audio preferences :
    audio renderer = default directsound device
    speakers = dolby prologic II , bits = 24 bits
    resample = same as input
    normalize to matrix
    expand stereo to center
    expand stereo surround

    playback preferences :
    default window size : fullscreen stretch
    default window aspect ratio : do not use
    process priority : high

    install lav filters.
    in filter control preferences :
    go to filter control -> source/splitter and click filter management on right side bottom.
    click scan. then it present all filters available in pc. select lav video decoder, lav audio decoder and
    lav splitter source if they are not selected.
    and then change the following
    filter control preferences :
    source / splitter : chose lav splitter for all video formats on right side except for real file format.
    video decoder : chose lav video decoder for all video formats on right side except h265.
    audio decoder : chose lav audio decoder for all file formats on right side.

    go back to filter control -> video decoder again and click Built-in codec /dxva settings
    check use dxva on right side.
    on bottom for dxva 2 copy-back option chose dx9 auto

    you are done with settings. restart player.
    optionally you can change bright, contrast , color , sharpness and audio equalizers to your prefered tastes in player or when running a video.
    you can save all these settings by clicking "export current presets" option on bottom of preferences. it saves settings in a registry file which you can use to restore when you messed up settings or re-installed windows, pot player and lav filters.

    if you use these settings perfectly , you never go for any other player believe me.
    pot link:
    Global Potplayer
    lav filters link:
    Releases · Nevcairiel/LAVFilters · GitHub
     
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  5. carsten ibsen

    carsten ibsen Level 20

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    Potplayer 64 bit is sweet; I have just tried it right now,it is a player with so many options.
    Then I better understand why many of this forum like it and for audio also, I think in the future I will use Pot-player, Foobar, nd Aimp4:D:eek:
     
  6. karthic1998

    karthic1998 Level 3

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    Kodi player and vlc player
     
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  7. Amelith Nargothrond

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    I really like PotPlayer :)
     
  8. Winter Soldier

    Winter Soldier Level 25

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    Occasionally I use the good old VLC ;)
     
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  9. Amelith Nargothrond

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    Yep, if PotPLayer fails, i also switch to VLC, if VLC fails, PotPlayer it is :)) And sometimes KMPlayer :p
     
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  10. Winter Soldier

    Winter Soldier Level 25

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    LOL and problem solved :p:)
     
  11. antreas

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    VLC is the best of the best
     
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  12. Rengar

    Rengar Level 15

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    BS-player is the best. It adds Subtitles to every movie :cool:
     
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  13. BoraMurdar

    BoraMurdar Super Moderator
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    Most media players implement the same codecs for decoding videos nowadays. Playback quality doesn't have anything to do with the player itself whether you're using BSPlayer, Media Player Classic, Pot Player, KMPlayer, VLC, GOM or some paid alternative.
     
  14. Jogos

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    I search for player who can, enlarge the subtitles displayed in the video
     
  15. jackuars

    jackuars Level 21

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    Use Alt+PgUp when you're using PotPlayer while playing the video to enlarge the subtitles.

    I guess the same applies for KMPlayer too.
     
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  16. A.S.K

    A.S.K Level 1

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    I switched from VLC to media player classic because VLC was using more CPU :(
     
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  17. Jogos

    Jogos Level 2

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    I chose SMPlayer :)
     
  18. Deletedmessiah

    Deletedmessiah Level 15

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    I liked SMPlayer except there was no time tooltip when hovering over progress bar(I may have used wrong words here).
     
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  19. carsten ibsen

    carsten ibsen Level 20

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    My vote Goes to Videolan(VLC);)
     
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  20. lobo001

    lobo001 Level 2

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    PotPlayer without any doubt !!
     
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