VLC vs. BS Player vs. GOM Player vs. KMPlayer vs. Media Player Classic
Posted 11 September 2009 - 10:41 AM
Posted 26 September 2009 - 05:15 AM
You must try this great player.There are certain minor bugs but they update the player very fast
Posted 12 October 2009 - 05:09 PM
Well Vlc was the first one i would have used, and was quite happy with it.
Looks like you guys havent used KmPlayer yet...try it out..its waaay better than VLC and runs most files much smoother(including Flv-for the guy who posted above me)...and yeah, KM looks much better than any of the players listed...check it out!
But I was looking for something that would allow me to apply bookmarks
to audio and video files, and continue playing from last position.
Vlc didn't seem to be able to save playlists or bookmarks
At the moment it's a tossup between Kmplayer and Zoom.
Kmplayer came with total commander prime which is my file manager. The Bookmarks option is good.
I like zooms playlist history. I also like the option to stop the controls from appearing when in fullscreen and the mouse hovers over the screen. You can probably do that in kmplayer too.
The colour controls are also easy to find and use.
The only problem I've founs so far is that if i fast forward on some videos, it freezes.
and i have to shut it down.
I also tried gomplayer, which was good too. But I got fed up trying out the three of them, so decided to uninstall gom.
If I find I don't like Zoom, I'll probably give gom another go.
Posted 16 October 2009 - 06:41 PM
Posted 10 February 2010 - 02:07 PM
I think there are diffrent pros and cons for all players so let me just point out the (imo) two most common players VLC and MPC
VLC has become most common i guess... ask around and most people use it and i think this player is ok for all that "just watch" movies.
A big pro for this player is his own set of codecs which kinda makes it the perfect portable player.
So if you are not sure if anyone you visit has a proper player to play movies, just take an VLC portable on an UBS stick and be happy with it.
And if you "just play" movies well this player is fine i guess..
also the possibility to open images and "broken" avi files is very nice
but sadly it happens to have graphic issues regulary..
also playing dvds out of images does not always work..
it happens to not be able to use menus and other things,
quicktime and real media could be a big problem with this player
It lacks in GUI and options.. that's why i prefer...
MPC.. i like the GUI especially that you can minimize it to "just movie" no bars at all (depending on windows style)
i used it for watching TV over my graphics cards ViVo port as an borderless screen in a corner of my screen.
the common functions like volume up down, next track/file, fast forward/backword come intuitive and are quick to learn/use.
But as an opposite of VLC it offers more advanced options more easily.
example.. ever downloaded a movie with a sound shift? meaning picture and sound are seperated a few seconds/milliseconds
I even have a movie with a 8,3sec sound shift..
try to regulate this in VLC you need ages to find and set it up.
MPC just two clicks and you can easily adjust it.
Next one.. some "idiots" sometimes are unable to encode movies correctly..
you have a "black bar" on the left and right side of a 16:9 movie..
so bars on left and right and bars on upper and lower edge of the movie..
makes the screen pretty small.
how to fix it in VLC? RIGHT.. many many menus to search and adjust it.
MPC... well if you are too lazy to use mouse (like me sometimes) you just use the num-keys..
"9" for example increases size, both length and width of the movie just push the button till the movie has the right size
or use the other keys to just strech it the way you need it..
you can even adjust movies someone encoded in 4:3 even if it was a 16:9 and put it back in shape..
if you don't want to adjust yourself with two mouse clicks MPC has an own edge detection
and streches movies to the edge of the black borders you choose.
Movies come clearer in MPC..
if you watch an DiVX movie on a streaming site with DiVX Webplayer and then play it in MPC player instead, you'll find the picture more clear and less fragmented.
Also as "pro-user" you have many options to adjust the codecs and playback directly (but is not necessary)..
best thing is to install it with K-Lite codec pack in which MPC is integrated...
sadly also this players has some flaws..
no player always can play every movie VLC can not and from time to time MPC can't either..
some quicktime movies might take long to load or don't play at all.
But it's very rarely (like VLC as well)
althrough there is a playlist sometimes a better management would be nice..
i also miss an equalizer that might come handy..
it plays music very nice even "uncommon" formats like .mod, .s3m, .xm but an equalizer could be a real improvement.
Well as i said in the end i prefer MPC, cause it has options that come very handy if you need to adjust picture or sound of a movie and it normaly does not have so much errors in picture like VLC does once in while and GUI looks nicer and is easier to handle.
Posted 12 February 2010 - 11:14 AM
Posted 12 May 2010 - 09:07 PM
Posted 20 September 2010 - 09:47 PM
VLC - subtitles are always put on top of the movie, even if you have black stripes on the top and bottom
GOM - a bug with the subtitles(if they encounter a '%' they just freeze) and heavy on the system with 720p+ movies
BSPlayer - it's actually very good, nothing against it, a problem once with the auto-codec-install thing though.
KMPlayer - way too difficult to configure, i couldn't make the subtitles smooth(they looked pixelated)
Media Player Classic - rudimentary gui, lightweight. Lots of options, some very simple, some a bit too complex. Extremely comfortable to use after some configuration.