Home » Questions » Computers [ Ask a new question ]

Alternative to Windows Media Player [closed]

Alternative to Windows Media Player [closed]

Does anybody know any alternatives to windows media player which will play dvds in high defintion?

Asked by: Guest | Views: 62
Total answers/comments: 4
Guest [Entry]

There are plenty, but VLC will play almost anything you throw at it.
Guest [Entry]

"I recommend KMPlayer.

The KMPlayer is a versatile media
player which can cover various types
of container format such as VCD, DVD,
AVI, MKV, Ogg Theora, OGM, 3GP,
MPEG-1/2/4, WMV, RealMedia, and
QuickTime among others. It handles a
wide range of subtitles and allows you
to capture audio, video, and
screenshots in many ways.

The player provides both internal and
external filters with a fully
controlled environment in terms of
connections to other splitters,
decoders, audio/video transform
filters and renderers without
grappling with the DirectShow merit
system. Internal filters are not
registered to user's system to keep it
from being messed up with system
filters.

The KMPlayer includes almost all the
essential decoders required for media
playback. Furthermore, to get beyond
the limitation of internal decoders,
the external ones such as commercial
h.264 decoders or cyberlink/intervideo
audio decoders can be specified, so
that KMP works optimally by the users'
own customization. Even though the KMP
is based upon directshow structure, it
supports Winamp, Realmedia and
Quicktime by the internal logic. Thus,
it is possible to specify where to try
to connect firstly the media in
preferences."
Guest [Entry]

"if I read this question correctly, we're looking for something a wee bit more sophisticated than the usual suspects (no offense, i love the freebies too):

Does anybody know any alternatives to
windows media player which will play
dvds in high defintion?

have a look an WinDVD 2010 Pro, amongst other features it offers

GPU-accelerated upscaling for smoother
playback of your DVD-Video on
high-definition display. Upscale
DVD-video to fit your HD display,
regardless of the platform!

WinDVD 2010 Pro is shareware, try before you buy.

or get nVidia's PureVideo codec for High-Quality Hardware Scaling that delivers a clear, clean image when upscaling low-resolution video to HDTV resolutions up to 1080i and maintains image detail without any annoying flicker, even when scaling down high-definition video."
Guest [Entry]

"MPlayer, of course. For windows, I recommend MuldeR's package :

This package contains the latest
builds of MPlayer for the Windows
platform as well as SMPlayer and MPUI.
Thanks to the award-winning MPlayer
engine, more than 192 Video- and 85
Audiocodecs are supported natively!
For maximum performance the package
includes optimized MPlayer binaries
for various CPU types. Furthermore the
Full-Package includes the Binary Codec
Package to enable even more
audio/video formats. Everything in one
self-contained download :-)
The Light-Package is a stripped-down
version of this package, that includes
MPUI and the MPlayer binaries only.

I actually prefer the MPUI front end to SMPlayer for its minimalism"