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    Winamp or WMP?

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    the only thing WMP is good for is playing DVDs (because it's free)
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    Winamp, winamp... and uh.... WINAMP. For DVDs, there's PowerDVD. For everything else..... there's WINAMP! Hands down the best video and audio player out there. It's flexible, gives you tons of control over playback, and I don't get this nagging feeling that something is going on behind the scenes everytime I start the player.
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    winamp hands down, WMP blows
    but for a player for my car i would pass both up as there are better apps than both of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by liquid_smoke
    winamp hands down, WMP blows
    but for a player for my car i would pass both up as there are better apps than both of them.
    Ok, well if you know of an app that is as stable as winamp / wmp, has an easy to use programming interface and/or API, has integrated visualizations, and is easy to install with Installshield, please let me know. I am searching for such a thing... The idea player would be completely activeX and would not be a standalone player.
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    I choose Winamp hands down. The whole "free DVD playing on WMP" is a no. You have to have a decoder installed (powerdvd, windvd, etc.) to use that feature, meaning it's not really free. I know of codec packs that include a DVD decoder, but I'm not positive about the legit-ness of those packs.

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    Actually Pudge, I thought the ability to play DVDs came as PART of the WMP9 package? It seems to work fine on my machine, and it played without having any of the other DVD packages installed.
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    Hmmm... Maybe I had this problem with 8 series. Unless you have another decoder installed. But if not, thanks for clearing that up

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    We will always require that you install a decoder / codec... It has a lot to do with licensing. We can't hand out something that is not free.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pudge
    Hmmm... Maybe I had this problem with 8 series. Unless you have another decoder installed. But if not, thanks for clearing that up
    Pude you had it right, you do have to have a decoder installed. Its not exactly free so to speak. The reason the other guy (cant remember name& im lazy) didnt have to install any of those other apps is because the drivers for your dvd player likely installed a codec for the dvd player to work. But if you dont have a 3rd party codec installed WMP wont play the DVD.

    About the app thats better than winamp in my opinion is this.
    http://www.musicex.com/mediajukebox/
    And to say winamp is stable isnt really saying much, its known to buggy and for a reason. Now V5 is a lot better and actually the first version that im actually using and pretty much happy with all the other versions are lacking IMO. And WMP just sucks, the audio quality leaves a lot to be desired and the visualizations look like a 3yr old designed them. Why does it have to be completely active X and not a stand alone app? Im assumeing so its easier to program and script for? Im not sure if the app in the link is active X or not but is an ideal app to write a frontend for, the only thing missing is TV tuner support and Navi intergration but those things will likely never happen as those are car specific (at least the navi is).

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