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05-14-2004, 04:44 PM
Windows Media Player Series 9 seems to love to lock up when I close a video, then try to play another video afterward. I'm tired of formatting, so I'm just going to avoid the problem altogether. Can someone recommend a good video player that's free to download? It would be nice to have a player that lets me play Xvid 1.0 and Divx 5.x.x files. Thanks.

Hannah
05-14-2004, 04:48 PM
One word: Winamp

05-14-2004, 04:56 PM
I hate Winamp. HATE Winamp.

Any other ideas?

GK Punk
05-14-2004, 05:08 PM
Did you try the DivX player? It's pretty good.

Hannah
05-14-2004, 05:33 PM
I hate Winamp. HATE Winamp.

Any other ideas?
WHAT??? You dare speak of the God of llamas in an unholy way?? You must be burned at the stake!

05-14-2004, 05:54 PM
Did you try the DivX player? It's pretty good.

Yeah, okay, I'll give that a shot for a while and see how I like it.

damnhooligan
05-14-2004, 06:31 PM
Yeah, DivX rocks. Decent interface as well.

05-14-2004, 06:45 PM
Divx player rocks! Wow, this is really good...I had it on my computer and I had NO idea it was any good.

Hannah
05-14-2004, 07:27 PM
Winamp's better. :|

05-14-2004, 09:05 PM
Okay, I just realized that it only plays HALF of the videos I own. Great...

EDIT: Kenai, you were right. Winamp plays everything except .vob files, but that's okay, neither did Windows Media Player. Xvid 1.0 files have sporatic frame rates, but that's fine.

Kid Icarus
05-16-2004, 03:25 PM
Winamp's better. :|iTunes + DivX > Winamp

Hannah
05-17-2004, 01:32 PM
Okay, I just realized that it only plays HALF of the videos I own. Great...

EDIT: Kenai, you were right. Winamp plays everything except .vob files, but that's okay, neither did Windows Media Player. Xvid 1.0 files have sporatic frame rates, but that's fine.
What's a .vob file? :-?

XERO
05-17-2004, 01:40 PM
Um, Very Old Briefcase? :-?

I have no idea.

05-17-2004, 01:59 PM
It's a data file for a DVD. When you rip a DVD to your computer, that's the file type that comes up.

Hannah
05-17-2004, 03:10 PM
It's a data file for a DVD. When you rip a DVD to your computer, that's the file type that comes up.
Oh. Winamp doesn't play those?


Edit: I see. I opened a copy of one of the TMNT dvds and it wont play in Winamp. :cry:

Tigershard
05-17-2004, 04:12 PM
While I don't think it does .vob, I recommend BSPlayer. It has really good subtitle support, if you watch a lot of foreign movies.

BSPlayer Website (http://www.bsplayer.org/index.php?p=news&PHPSESSID=3141c795fedf224dc153a00 05d35f772)

Brodie
05-17-2004, 05:49 PM
Div X is good, and Winamp, I suppose, but Div closes up sometimes too.