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FTW Vista restrictions - WMP

 
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2007 12:43 pm     Post subject: FTW Vista restrictions - WMP Reply with quote

Oh my, WMP on my son's PC (Vista :/ ) refuses to play some copied and self made movies. (FTW refuses even to play some AVI files Meh )

A quick look/ask around and I've installed this:
http://www.snapfiles.com/reviews/jetAudio_Basic/jetaudio.html

Plays everything without asking questions, converts almost everything to everything (audio-video), takes screenies if you want, makes playlists, CD rips, CD burnings .....
Pretty complete and well working gem.
Freeware of course.

Works in all Win from W98 up.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2007 1:46 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks neat, but then again, I'm using The KMPlayer(the standalone windows app, not the KDE frontend) for all my media needs, and does all those things ol' dosraider listed(I still can't understand why some people would like to watch movies where their wallpaper should be, instead of fullscreen, but meh), sans burning CDs(but, then again, once you got Nero, burning CDs with media players is overkill)

Er, yea, and Vista sux! Shit-Eating Grin
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2007 8:14 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't think it's just WMP on Vista... I'm pretty sure WMP v10 onwards has hissy fits about illegal files?

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2007 11:01 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Thats a shame Tbbbbbth! LAWL
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2007 3:38 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

Other music players for the win!

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2007 6:20 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

GAMER wrote:
I don't think it's just WMP on Vista... I'm pretty sure WMP v10 onwards has hissy fits about illegal files?

Yep, right on spot. And WMP11 is total crap.
But as WMP9 has issues when installed on Vista ..... :/

Wally*Won_Kenobie wrote:
Thats a shame Tbbbbbth! LAWL

Shut up Macnutcase. Wink
http://apple.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=05/11/11/064215
http://it.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=07/11/05/2328259
http://apple.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=07/11/01/1855259
http://it.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=07/10/30/188214
http://www.wired.com/gadgets/portablemusic/news/2007/09/wma_apple
http://tech.monstersandcritics.com/news/article_1372511.php/Apple_hit_with_iPod-monopoly_class-action_lawsuit
http://scottsviewport.blogspot.com/2006/01/ipod-monopoly.html
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Macs are evil. Mac is even zealous of the Win BSOD.
http://it.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=07/10/27/1838248
Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2007 2:59 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Meh,use Linux.... Shit-Eating Grin
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2007 4:56 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

Ro@m wrote:
Meh,use Linux.... Shit-Eating Grin

Yeah, try to make my n00b_son understand that. Sad

BTW:
Whilst we're on the subject of handy progs, that's also one that all XP/Vista users should have:
http://www.auslogics.com/disk-defrag/
Defrag, freeware, and much much better-faster than the basic MS one you get with XP/Vista.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2007 8:51 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

VLC plays everything and has every codec for every movie Shit-Eating Grin

http://www.videolan.org/vlc/

its just ... it looks ugly Confuzzled
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2007 10:52 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree with you dosraider, WMP11 is total crap, I wouldn't use it if my life depended on it. When I installed it, it wouldn't go on any further unless I installed the plug-in for URGE. URGE is somewhat a legal music downloading site similiar to Apple's iTunes...At first it bugged the hell out of me when ripping CD's as it would direct me to buy the download of the CD I just bought, so I installed WinAmp and FreeRIP. Don't really like the WinAmp ripping utility as it is quite similiar to WMP. So I use FreeRIP to do all my ripping...for back-up purposes only! Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2007 6:47 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

Now that we seems to go on the freeware rip tools, that's the one I use and install when one of the youngsters in the neighbourhood asks advise:
http://www.audiograbber.com-us.net/
Never let me down, excellent program.
Top quality for *cough* backup purposes.
Needs lame encoder for best quality, but that's easily findable.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2007 10:16 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not stating Audiograbber is bad program, I have my reasons for not using it. Shit-Eating Grin
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