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Generic software that displays multimedia content. Combine with "video", "audio" or other appropriate tag that makes clear what media you want to play.

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manifest.mpd m3u lists not playing in MacOS/VLC

What's the best player for MacOS to play m3u lists containing manifest.mpd elements? I'm trying with VLC 3.0.20, but it says that MRL cannot be played with the URL containing the manifest.mpd Is there ...
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Android media player that can play a video from the link, or a similar browser extension

I am looking for an Android video player that can play a video from the video download link. Also, if it has an option to create a playlist of those download links, it would be great for me. Do we ...
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WinAmp-like music player for Linux?

I like WinAmp, I'm used to WinAmp. I'm not saying every single aspect of it is wonderful, but it's gotten enough right to keep me a loyal user. Now, QMMP - at least on my GNU/Linux Mint 18.3 - has (...
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Is there an audio player for Android which remembers my last position in a track?

I'm looking for an audio player application which can remember where I've left the track. Example: I'm listening track A and at time 8:52 I pause the track. Then I decide to listen track B. And at ...
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Is there a Linux music player which has nestable smart playlists AND syncs with Android?

Background: I'm abandoning OS X for Linux and I've been totally dependent on iTunes for over a decade (since I abandoned Windows for OS X!). My absolute must-have features, which iTunes and an OS-X-...
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Home Movie Media Sharing

I want to provide a home movie video archive to several households to view on their TV. Question: How can I share these to any smart TV: media server software, Google Drive, etc.? The 35GB archive is ...
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Accessing the WTV Recording Metadata without Windows Media Center

With the death of Windows Media Center and the announcement that Intel and AMD's latest processors will only work with Windows 10, I'm left wondering if there alternatives to reading the Recording ...
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what's the best way to prepare and share a playlist?

i want to share a playlist with peers. we're collaborating on a project. the peer i'm working with presently has a mac. i'm on kubuntu 20.04. seems likely others might use windows. some of the ...
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Youtube's Picture-in-Picture (PIP), but more options/features?

I really love the new PIP for youtube vids. I had been using VLC for youtube and other videos to date and setting it up like in the screenshot. But you are stuck with those giant ugly title bars, ...
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What is a simple folder music player for Windows?

I am looking for a free and simple music player for windows that has the following features: It is either GUI or command line interface I can select a folder with music files that the player is ...
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How to open .tvs file in any other software apart from TeamViewer or using the TeamViewer Host version?

I have the normal version of the TeamViewer installed on my Macbook and my colleague has the Full version of TeamViewer. During our conversation, he recorded the call and he sent me the file with the ....
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Mini video player for Windows

I want a tiny little video player without the windows borders and stuff like that that sits in the corner and plays videos. Like this Android YouTube or VLC player that has a feature to play videos ...
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Music Player with delayed playback function for dance

I'm looking for a music player software for Windows where I can configure a delay between clicking on the playback button and the actual playback. I need this for dance training at home, because I ...
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Windows music player that supports play folder via context menu

Please recommend a Windows music player that supports play folder via the context menu similar to VLC (see picture). And please don't recommend player where the user needs to make the context menu ...
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Free Mac MP3 player that showing playlist with large font, supports hotkeys for pause, next, etc

I've been using VLC and Vox. I like how VLC lets me widen the playlist as much as I want. But the font is so small. Vox is also good except the playlist is narrow and has a small font. What free ...
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Offline music player for Androids without ads?

I'm looking for a music app for Android to play music I have on my phone, with the usual albums, playlists, shuffle, and background play features, and with basic controls on the lock screen (pause/...
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Media player with audio fade-out feature

Im looking for a media player (or an audio player) in which during playback when the pause or stop button is pressed the audio must fade out instead of cutting out instantly. This feature is present ...
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Player that skips over silent parts of an audio/video?

Is there any audio/video player that can skip over the parts in which the sound is below a certain level automatically? Watching lectures with uninteresting bits is horrendous!
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Tools to parse .scc closed caption subtitles

I'm trying to find a tool or library (possibly an open-source tool) to parse or convert .scc closed caption subtitle files to a human readable text, say .srt or xml or any text formats. Is there a ...
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Media player with specific features

The features I want the Media Player to have are: Seek bar video player like in YouTube Can go next and the previous video without closing the program and add a playlist Chromecast connect to TV ...
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Video player that doesn't stop playing when screen turns off

I have some speech videos and would like to continue playing when screen is off (in other words, continue to play the audio). Does anyone know of a video player capable of doing this on Android - as I ...
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Is there a media server with player app for Android TV that can take screenshots?

I tried Plex, and it can stream Dolby Vision (the whole point why I'm even attempting to do this without PC connected to the TV), and could even control the UI with a PS5 controller. But I'm an ...
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Which Android audio player supports SMB and album artwork in separate files?

I'm looking for an Android audio player app supporting SMB. It should also be able to display album artwork stored as cover.jpg or back.jpg in the same folder as the audio files.
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Music player for OSX with standard playlist capabilities?

I'm experiencing high frustration looking for a music player for OSX Catalina - can anyone please recommend one? Here's what I'm looking for: Primarily plays local music files (MP3 / FLAC) - online ...
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App to play audio for 5s then pause for 10-15s automatically

Recently I started to learn English and one of my practices is to transcript audio. So I’m looking for an app to play audio for 5s then pause for 10-15s and so on until the end of the audio. Any ...
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A media player that leaves no trace in user profile

I use MPC-HC which has a portable version, it works just fine. The problem is that it creates folder in the user's profile like MPC-HC in AppData\Roaming. I need a similar player that plays all files ...
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What would be the best video player similar to YouTube?

I am so used to the YouTube player and I'm mainly looking for a player that merely uses the same functions and shortcuts as YouTube and must have an option to modify the playback speed. The OS should ...
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Media players for Windows optimized for TV screen

Sometimes, I like to connect my laptop to Television using HDMI and watch content stored on my Hard Disk. I typically set the content scale to Highest in Windows settings. But this is not enough. ...
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Video player selectable subtitles

I know there is PotPlayer that let you search for words, but what I'm looking for is a video player that let me select any sentence or phrase or word and copy it, PotPlayer just gonna copy one word at ...
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For Windows - Media player software that can run at a different resolution than windows

I have a laptop connected to a 4k tv. Sometimes I'll just use the tv as a laptop screen, in those instances I want the laptop to be 1080p without HDR. But when I want to play a video file, I want to ...
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Audiobook player for Android

I'm looking for an audiobook player, or an ordinary audio player that has these features: Buttons to move 10 seconds forward and backward. Saves the current position between restarts. It's free. ...
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Is there any linux media service software that can support *.sup inside mkv file and transcode for DLNA protocol?

I have an LG WebOS TV that can only support *.srt subtitles and a Linux home server. I did a lot of search, but I can not find any media service software that supports *.sup subtitles (HDMV PGS) ...
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Music player with volume control separate from Android main volume

Let's say I'm listening to text to speech audio from an Android app. I want to have some low volume instrumental music playing at the same time in another app. (Both apps allow simultaneous playback.) ...
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Music Library Capable Player for Windows that is Database Compatible to Banshee

I am using a multiple OS environment. I have three PCs (2 Laptops and one Mid Tower) all are running Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu Linux. I use Linux for Daily use, but sometimes (Photoshop, Videocutting, ...
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Software to view video files very fast

I have security camera recordings which are 1 - 8 hours in duration and I need to be able to view them in a short period of time to review long periods of time. Windows Media Player supports 8 ...
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Media player that will remember my last position

I'm currently using Windows Media Player for watching DVDs. Unfortunately if I close the player, I lose my position. My main requirement is that I want a player that will remember my position, even if ...
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Video player for Linux with playlist

Yes, it's as simple as in the title. The player should have a window for the video, obviously, but also have a playlist so that I can quickly switch between titles. The purpose is to find scenes ...
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What media player do I need to play multiple music playlists through different output sources at the same time?

What media player do I need to play multiple music playlists through different output sources at the same time? So one Bluetooth speaker playing nirvana. Headphones playing Led Zeppelin. And network ...
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Video player that displays multiple (3 or more) subtitle tracks at once

I'm looking for a video player that has an option to display multiple subtitles simultaneously. It needs to run on Windows 8.1 and I don't care about the price. Illustrative Example If you don't ...
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Non UWP media player

I'm searching for a media player that is no UWP app like Microsoft Movies & TV. But it has to integrate the SystemMediaTransportControls, so when you increase/decrease the volume you see the media ...
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Music Player with Web Remote

I recently found the plugin for Rhythmbox (the standard music player shipped with Ubuntu) which lets you control the playback from any other device in the network via a web interface. Unfortunately ...
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Programmable Media Playback for Raspberry PI

I am looking for a solution to playback media (1080p Video, Audio) using a Raspberry PI 4, which is controllable (Play/Pause, Media Selection, Playback Start Position, Volume, Ideally "dimmer&...
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Video player with frame by frame, holding a key, like slow motion, backward and forward?

If I watch a video in Media Player Classic, and hold the forward arrow, then it goes frame by frame smoothly like in slow motion.. Though backwards is jolty, it doesn't update while you hold the left ...
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Video player which makes displayed subtitles selectable as text

I'm looking for a video player that makes displayed subtitles select-able. If you don't understand what I mean, this is an illustrative example of exactly what I need: Let's consider that I'm playing ...
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Media player with mouse-selectable subtitles (for copy and paste) [duplicate]

Could you help me to find a free media player for Windows which allows to select and copy a part of subtitles during watching a video? Something like this:
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Audio player for ios <=9 that saves my spot?

I'm looking for an audio player for ios <=9 (iPhone 4s) that will save my playback spot in each file that I have played. It should also play all of the wav, mp3, m4a, m4b, and flac files on my ...
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Media player with thumbnails over timeline

Is there a media player (for desktop) that shows thumbnails of frames at different times like in most popular online videos players now a days? I particularly like youtube.com/tv's version where ...
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Playing multiple video files side by side

I need to play two (or more) video files synchronously. The window should be split into two (or more) parts, in each part I want to play a different video file. And I want to control (start, pause, ...
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Android app for listening to downloaded audio/podcast that remembers where you left off?

I have an mp3 (or set of mp3s) of audiobooks, downloaded podcasts, or recorded talks I want to listen to. I’ve tried listening to it on Android’s default mp3 player. I’ve also tried Google Play ...
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Android: media "gallery" with no Bluetooth media access

I'm looking for an app to play certain media files but that doesn't start playing immediately when a Bluetooth speaker is connected. The reason is that I teach English and carry the audio files for ...