VLC alternative?

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  1. foezz

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    is there any good vlc alternative? one that can play .MKVs, and the subtitles wont disappear when paused?
     
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    media player classic? idk
    but as far as i know, it could play lots of extensions
     
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    Any other suggestions? I also want freewares not sharewares. :)
     
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    try miro.. :D
     
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    Soft subs disappear when paused on almost any player. That's what I've experienced.
     
  9. Shinrai

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    A nice complete media player package is Plex (and Boxee too). Which plays lots of stuff and also sorts your media.
     
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    what you use for playing your media files like avi, wmv, realplayer etc & why?

    I am searching for a better all-in-1 player to replace vlc, realplayer, quicktime, etc etc
     
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    niceplayer
     
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    nag play ako kahapon ng 720p na file. i compared vlc, plex,mplayer at quicktime. vlc yung pinakamabilis at pinakasmooth hehehe
     
  13. mannyespejo

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    i love using front row, with apple remote:D

    i like the way it can preview the media while browsing them.
     
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    @mannyespejo: If you want to preview media while browsing in Finder, just press Cmd-Y to activate Quick Look and you can preview most media without opening any Application. Works for a lot of different file types as well.
     
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    free software-wise, vlc is already the best.
     
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    VLC 1.0 is currently king of the hill if you need an all in one player.
     
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    Yup, thanks! I know that. As I've said, I love using front row with apple remote. You just press the menu and voila, all your media files are there, movies, music, photos and podcast, you can even watch trailers if you are connected in the net. Browsing thru your media files is also a breeze using the remote, +1 on the cinematic feel. In VLC, the remote will only function to play/pause, rewind/forward and control the volume, although I haven't tried using it to browse the playlist. Also, VLC can't be activated using the remote only.

    What I like about VLC is that it can amplify the volume up to 400%, and for a free software that can play almost anything, it certainly rocks!:cool:
     
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    or press spacebar ;)

    i dont use VLC that much now, it's just plex for mkv's and QT + perian for the rest.
     
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