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  • Suggestion for DVD playback on next release

    Winamp had issues with not finding the correct coding; working on that. What about using VLC media player for the media engine? Plays most files from the get-go. Just my $0.02.

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    No because...

    1) ME is winamp based so you would have to pretty much change the whole program to be compatible with another media player

    2) Winamp has an awesome SDK

    3) Winamp kicks *** and most little problems that occur can be corrected.

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    • #3
      Just FYI, we don't use winamp for video. Never have, never will.

      I've given VLC much consideration because it is so versatile and includes most of the popular codecs, but it's not going to happen any time soon.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by phat_bastard
        Just FYI, we don't use winamp for video. Never have, never will.

        I've given VLC much consideration because it is so versatile and includes most of the popular codecs, but it's not going to happen any time soon.

        Heh, I'm glad you're finally considering using VLC, as I suggested long ago. I really think it would cut down on the work you'd have to do later on, and people whining about video playback problems. The new ME release does work well though.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by phat_bastard
          Just FYI, we don't use winamp for video. Never have, never will.

          I've given VLC much consideration because it is so versatile and includes most of the popular codecs, but it's not going to happen any time soon.
          Then I configured ME wrong or something... But anyway, VLC has been the ONLY player that has played smoothly in all my PCs (PIII, P4, AMDs, and now the VIA EPIA MII). Well worth the effort; I don't mind joining in.

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          • #6
            You need mpeg2 codecs from a dvd player app to play dvds, and anything else you intend to play (i.e. xvid/mpeg4, etc.) Read the FAQ.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by phat_bastard
              Just FYI, we don't use winamp for video. Never have, never will.
              Just curious why a defenate no on winamp? Is it because of a lack of dvd support? I'ld always kinda wondered.

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              • #8
                The video player in winamp never was all that stable and it's not open sourced like VLC.
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