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Re: QuickTime Alternative
« Reply #15 on: September 25, 2010, 04:25:09 PM »
I'm curious as to what Bob will say regarding whether JetAudio can replace both my Windows Media Player 11 and QuickTime Alternative.
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The answer is yes and a whole lot more. Simply take a look at the link I had provided
and check out all of the features available in the Basic (free) version.
http://www.filehippo.com/download_jetaudio/

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I wasn't offering a replacement for only QuickTime but for virtually all media formats. (Audio and Video)
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Re: QuickTime Alternative
« Reply #16 on: September 25, 2010, 05:27:13 PM »
I know that, but I have found that over time jetaudio became very bloated, especially if you were on dial-up and there is no easy incremental update approach you have to download the complete package again. That is why I gave up on it on dial-up and ended up using WinAmp.
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Re: QuickTime Alternative
« Reply #17 on: September 25, 2010, 05:30:01 PM »
VLC MEDIA PLAYER will do all your needs with ease plus be able to play quick time straight through your browser, plays all formats and video from your camera for and all codec's are are auto installed and setup including h264 for free.

I have tried VLC Media Player on a number of occasions and I have never managed to get it to work it is hugely frustrating. I tried a number of media players trying to get away from windows media player and ended up using WinAmp. For me that is enough as I'm not a great media user.
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Re: QuickTime Alternative
« Reply #18 on: September 25, 2010, 06:10:36 PM »
It is D-U-N ... DONE!
I uninstalled QuickTime Alternative 3.2.2 with Revo Uninstaller.
I then installed QT Lite 4.0.0 and Media Player Classic 6.4.9.1.
Things appear to be working fine.  :)

QUESTION:  Okay, The Media Player Classic was unzipped and thus as far as I could surmise, isn't per se installed / intertwined in Windows.  Of course, I could be wrong.  From what I read in the Info at FileHippo, Media Player Classic has the RealPlayer architecture and thus, I assume that means it can play RealPlayer Files.  However, would that be only RealPlayer Files that one manually / on demand opens up with Media Player Classic?  Or will Media Player Classic automatically be called upon to play any RealPlayer Files that I should encounter anywhere while browsing websites?  

If it's of any significance, I stuck the Media Player Classic Folder with the Media Player Classic .exe File in the QT Lite 4.0.0 Folder.  I don't know if that would ensure the "automatic" playing of any RealPlayer Files that I might come across.
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Re: QuickTime Alternative
« Reply #19 on: September 25, 2010, 06:19:50 PM »
Bob, JetAudio is my next project.  Just as soon as I can get access to High Speed Internet somewhere, I'll download it to my Flash Drive and bring it over here ... install it and try it out.  It's NOT likely to be today or tomorrow, but whenever it happens, I'll make the decision on whether to replace both my Windows Media Player 11 and QT Lite with JetAudio.

C/Net Download certainly gave it the review that it COULD very well be THE ONLY Media Player one needs.  If it can do everything and cover all the typical Audio / Video formats I encounter and do it with a smaller footprint, I'm all for it.
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Re: QuickTime Alternative
« Reply #20 on: September 25, 2010, 06:23:38 PM »
Craig, I'll go read up on this VLC Player and see what all it can do.
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Re: QuickTime Alternative
« Reply #21 on: September 25, 2010, 06:25:02 PM »
QUESTION:  Okay, The Media Player Classic was unzipped and thus as far as I could surmise, isn't per se installed / intertwined in Windows.

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Of course, I could be wrong.  From what I read in the Info at FileHippo, Media Player Classic has the RealPlayer architecture and thus, I assume that means it can play RealPlayer Files.  However, would that be only RealPlayer Files that one manually / on demand opens up with Media Player Classic?  Or will Media Player Classic automatically be called upon to play any RealPlayer Files that I should encounter anywhere while browsing websites?

If I recall correctly, Media Player Classic will play Real Media files only if Real Alternative is installed too.  I have Real Alternative installed and Media Player Classic plays Real Media files fine for me, both ones embedded in websites and the few Real files I've downloaded.

http://www.free-codecs.com/download/real_alternative.htm

Edit: I just remembered.  You'll probably need to configure MPC to automatically open Real Media files.  MPC > View > Options > Player > Formats > File extensions

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If it's of any significance, I stuck the Media Player Classic Folder with the Media Player Classic .exe File in the QT Lite 4.0.0 Folder.  I don't know if that would ensure the "automatic" playing of any RealPlayer Files that I might come across.

It doesn't matter where you put it.  I'd put it somewhere else though.  If you ever happen to uninstall QT Lite, Revo Uninstaller may remove the Media Player Classic folder too.  But no big deal.  You can always download MPC again.

http://www.free-codecs.com/download/Media_Player_Classic.htm
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Re: QuickTime Alternative
« Reply #22 on: September 25, 2010, 06:40:17 PM »
@Chim:
I added the following edit to my previous post.
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I just remembered.  You'll probably need to configure MPC to automatically open Real Media files.  MPC > View > Options > Player > Formats > File extensions

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Re: QuickTime Alternative
« Reply #23 on: September 25, 2010, 07:22:25 PM »
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If it's of any significance, I stuck the Media Player Classic Folder with the Media Player Classic .exe File in the QT Lite 4.0.0 Folder.  I don't know if that would ensure the "automatic" playing of any RealPlayer Files that I might come across.

It doesn't matter where you put it.  I'd put it somewhere else though.  If you ever happen to uninstall QT Lite, Revo Uninstaller may remove the Media Player Classic folder too.  But no big deal.  You can always download MPC again.

http://www.free-codecs.com/download/Media_Player_Classic.htm

I think you have a good point, Alan.  I did a trial run of Media Player Classic and heck ... it pretty much plays any Audio & Video Files I throw at it.  And some Videos it even plays them BETTER than Windows Media Player 11.  I have some Videos that are jumpy and pause and stuff with Windows Media Player 11.  Media Player Classic played them much better, MUCH more smoothly.  So, now I'm contemplating ... Heck!  If that's the case, if those are the results, I could replace Windows Media Player 11 with Media Player Classic.  I don't need most of the functions that come with Windows Media Player 11.  And Media Player Classic of course has a much smaller footprint than Windows Media Player 11.  I think the reason Windows Media Player 11 plays some of those Videos jumpy and with pauses is because with its HUGE size, Windows Media Player 11 is a liability with my very old, very slow and very underpowered computer.  Thus, Media Player Classic with its much smaller size gets to use the available RAM much more efficiently.

Just one question though.  I tried to play an Audio CD with Media Player Classic.
I couldn't get it to work.  It seemed to recognize the CD since it displayed the title of the CD.  But, then when I clicked on Open Disk, it said it couldn't find it.  How DO you get Media Player Classic to play a CD?  Is it NOT playing the CD because currently Windows Media Player 11 is the DEFAULT Player for CDs?  Is that what's up?
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Re: QuickTime Alternative
« Reply #24 on: September 25, 2010, 07:32:45 PM »
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If I recall correctly, Media Player Classic will play Real Media files only if Real Alternative is installed too.  I have Real Alternative installed and Media Player Classic plays Real Media files fine for me, both ones embedded in websites and the few Real files I've downloaded.
Doh!  I can't afford to install Real Alternative also in order to get Media Player Classic to play RealPlayer files.

While I'm updating some Apps for the sake of having the latest and most SECURE versions ... I'm also preferably trying to get rid of as much dead wood as possible.  I'm trying to create FREE SPACE on my Hard Drive whenever possible due to my 10 Gig Hard Drive.

So, Ehhh, for now I'll just leave the RealPlayer situation alone unless I actually notice that I'm encountering problems during Browsing because of my computer's current NO RealPlayer installed status.
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Re: QuickTime Alternative
« Reply #25 on: September 25, 2010, 07:38:00 PM »
You could get hold of a small hard disk as a second internal drive (40GB would be very cheap as they are very small nowadays), use that for your data files and use your first drive primarily for windows and program installations.

Or you could get an external USB drive to archive your data files, etc..
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Re: QuickTime Alternative
« Reply #26 on: September 25, 2010, 07:38:13 PM »
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Re: QuickTime Alternative
« Reply #27 on: September 25, 2010, 07:50:20 PM »
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due to my 10 Gig Hard Drive
I could probably send you larger one.  :)

I would have offered, but postage is probably more costly than if you had to buy one now ;D

I have a few hard drive around and two in my old system, that I haven't used more than a handful of times in the last 18 months, I really should learn to recycle.
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Re: QuickTime Alternative
« Reply #28 on: September 25, 2010, 08:02:31 PM »
Craig, I'll go read up on this VLC Player and see what all it can do.
It'll do everything that mediaplayer classic, realplayer and quicktime can do and i use it to play my decrypted dvd iso's. Just right click on any file and choose play with vlc and away you go. While its installing it will ask or have a tick section  for if you want to have it automaticaly play quicktime file's that you come across when browsing, but you dont have to place files here and there and set things up to work with other things, it just does it. Dont forget to set up your auto plays so it'll play a disc as soon as you pop one in. The only thing i found it cant do is play my bluray's, not in the free version anyway but i think they have plan's for a paid version release soon that will.I think it's about a 17 meg download but once its on system about 70meg
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Re: QuickTime Alternative
« Reply #29 on: September 25, 2010, 08:10:42 PM »
Oh I already do utilize my Flash Drives to create Free Space on my Hard Drive.
For example, I use Portable versions of:  CCleaner, FastStone Image Viewer, IZArc, Audacity Recorder and Revo Uninstaller.  I also have FirefoxPortable ... not that I ever really use it.  I really only use that FirefoxPortable when I have to test whether a certain problem is Opera-related ... or for testing Blog Design issues.  I also have GIMP Portable, but there again, I never use it.  I use Photoshop.  So yeah, I save some space with those Portable Apps.

I tried the SAS Portable version once, but had problems getting it to run.
And also, if I understand correctly, with that Portable version, you don't really check for and download Updates.  Apparently the download of the Portable SAS already has the latest Updates.  Well, Sheesh!  That would only serve for 1 day.  Then you'd have to download an ENTIRE NEW batch of SAS Portable.

And IF space ever really got tight, I COULD operate with my Photos only on my Flash Drives instead of having them also on my Hard Drive.
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