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Why you should switch to Media Player Classic from VLC

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#1 R@6271M3



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Posted 31 December 2012 - 04:57 PM

Everybody would be using VLC here but I like Media Player Classic - BE just because of one killer feature - seek bar video preview!

MPC-BE is an open source video player based on the original Media Player Classic (MPC) project. Similar to MPC-Home Cinema, MPC-BE contains great features and configuration but the best feature is it's seek bar with video previewing. You have seen this feature on YouTube. You just have to hover your mouse cursor over the seek bar, and the player will show you a frame from that point in the movie.

You can enable this in View > Options > Interface > check "Use the preview in the search".


#2 Secured Tim

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 12:32 PM

Really nice! The seekbar in VLC is slow in comparison to MPC and GOM Player.

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 01:33 PM

Yea I like MPC too, I used to use it exclusively, but VLC is easier and doesn't need any extra codecs installed

#4 P.McGinley


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Posted 01 January 2013 - 06:19 PM

You don't have to use this green modified version of MPC. It looks ugly. You can enable video preview in Media Player Classic - Home Cinema.

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 10:06 AM

MPC works best with K-Lite codec which makes PC a home theatre where every type of media can be enjoyed.


I just simply love it. It's stable enough to keep using.

#6 hb860


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Posted 04 January 2013 - 05:06 PM

VLC works without any codecs. I will stay with it

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 05:51 PM

I use both VLC and MPC-HE.  Simply because at times subtitles wont "turn off" in MPC-HE, and at times I have codec issues with either one.  VLC does use codecs, just not in the normal "Windows" way of codecs, it's codecs are specific compiled static-linked DLLs instead of Windows normal .AVX files.


Also, CCCP codec pack works best for me.  Comes with MPC-HE, and plays the common video formats flawlessly.

#8 BinaryChaos



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Posted 04 January 2013 - 06:21 PM

<_< ...yeah, yeah I'm sure VLC is working on this feature as we speak. There is so many great things about VLC I could say that would probably take up this whole forum, lol, but with it missing that little feature (for now) is something I can live with.

#9 Burned Phoenix

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 06:43 PM

The seek bar video preview looks pretty cool but installing codecs and then configuring them is a pain in the ass. I use portable version of VLC.

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 10:50 PM

MPC-BE is amazing, i have had it installed for a few days now, i like it more then MPC-HC. This thumbnail preview just made it even better! :)

Edited by Preath, 04 January 2013 - 10:51 PM.

#11 FalseAgent


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Posted 05 January 2013 - 09:58 AM

but what if VLC gets this feature in the upcoming version? That would win alot of marketshare.

#12 R@6271M3



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Posted 06 January 2013 - 03:24 AM

I don't think this feature will come in any upcoming version.



Someone submitted the idea of the "Thumbnail Preview From Seek Bar" to VLC team 5 years ago. They didn't like it.

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