Fast-forward help (1 Viewer)

Zambrotta

Senior Member
Nov 16, 2001
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#1
I have a couple of movies on my computer which I can't fast-forward, becuase then either the sound and picture are not synchronized and sometimes the movie even refuse to play.
This happens with all types of .wmw movies, with some .avi movies and today even two mpeg films.
I always use Winamp 5.0, is there any better player on the market (free of course)?
 
Oct 1, 2002
2,088
#2
first of all, are u sure that the movie file is not corrupted?
for avi file, you can synchronize the sound and video with Virtual Dub.
for wmv file, I believe if the movie file is not indexed when created, you can't fast forward or rewind that movie.(not sure about this, rarely play with .wmv)
 

Martin

Senior Member
Dec 31, 2000
56,836
#11
Here's a tip that's gonna make your life much easier: do not use real player for anything at all. The only thing you absolutely need it for is real streams that don't play with anything else but on the whole it's a terrible piece of software. Bulky, unstable, heavy and not customizable. It sucks.
 
Oct 1, 2002
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#15
++ [ originally posted by Martin ] ++
Here's a tip that's gonna make your life much easier: do not use real player for anything at all. The only thing you absolutely need it for is real streams that don't play with anything else but on the whole it's a terrible piece of software. Bulky, unstable, heavy and not customizable. It sucks.
agree!! Real is pure crap...
 

gray

Senior Member
Moderator
Apr 22, 2003
30,077
#16
I don't bother opening .rm files altogether. If I'm really desperate to see a rm stream I Streambox it or convert it
 

Martin

Senior Member
Dec 31, 2000
56,836
#18
++ [ originally posted by Arif ] ++
btw, which player do you recommend martin?
media player classic

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Media Player Classic
Posted at 11:41 in Program Reviews. 232 words.

Does this program look familiar to you? It may well do, because it’s rewrite of Windows Media Player 6, except it’s open source and released under the GNU GPL, and doesn’t have the annoyances of MS’s original. The interface is similar but a little more up-to-date and XP friendly, and comes with some more advanced features.

But probably the best thing about this player is the range of formats it supports. It’ll play just about anything you throw at it, whether it’s an MP3, an Ogg, a WMA, even a QuickTime file. And with Real Alternative (which Media Player Classic is bundled with), you can add RealMedia files to that list, negating the need for RealOne Player, which has to be enough reason to download it in itself.

You can also (probably) ditch QuickTime while you’re at it, since MPC doesn’t take an age to load, doesn’t annoy you with an ‘Upgrade to QuickTime Pro’ popup and lets you view movies in full screen. Unless you have iTunes installed in which case you’ll need to keep it.

Media Player Classic is available on its own from SourceForge but I’d recommend also installing Real Alternative and then deleting RealOne Player, since you won’t want to use it anymore. Anil found Real Alternative about the same time as me, and came to similar conclusions, so you needn’t just take my word for it.

http://www.neilturner.me.uk/2004/Jan/13/media_player_classic.html


url:
http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=82303&package_id=84358
choose mpc2kxp6482.zip for Win2000/XP and
mpc98me6482.zip for WinMe/98
 

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