Questions tagged [media-player]

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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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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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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Audio file player with wall-clock time display

I record about 1hrs worth of sound on an Olympus voice recorder at certain times of the day—say 4:30pm to 5:30 pm—with sounds happening at various times (that I write down). When playing back I want ...
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Free Blue-ray Movie Player

I am trying to find a good, free blu-ray movie player for my computer running Windows 8... Here are my current Options which I have looked into already: VLC Player 2.1 does support Blu-ray, but is ...
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Media Player Classic alike on Linux?

Media Player Classic is definitely one golden player I had to leave behind when I switched to Linux from Windows. The reason I call it golden are as follows: Press 1 and you'd get a completely a ...
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Alternative to Windows Media Player that supports all video/audio files

I have been using Windows Media Player in my Windows 7 and I found that it can't play some type of video formats like MKV. So I am searching for a new player which: supports any type of video files ...
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foobar2000-like audio player for OS X (and bonus: GNU/Linux)

I am considering migrating to Mac OS X. But I like music too much, so I must find an audio player that will be comparable to foobar2000. Some features that I will miss when using another audio player ...
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Plugin or standalone audio player to verbally announce next song

I often just set my Windows Media Player to play shuffle [random] from my whole collection (which is actually a mix of my collection, my parents and my sister's so it has a very wide range). I'm often ...
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iTunes alternative on Ubuntu [closed]

I like iTunes, but unfortunately it is not available for Linux/Ubuntu. Some features I am looking for: Playlists Ability to change song from taskbar Album covers CD import Notification when the song ...
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Windows Media Center alternative

I am looking at an alternative to windows media center for recording and watching TV. Setting up the TV tuner in media center was super easy, but all the other software I've tried was difficult to set ...
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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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Movie player where volume can be increased over 100%

This question seems so easy to answer, but it's very hard! I'm on Xubuntu 14.04 64 bit. VLC crashes every time. Until that issue is fixed, I'm looking for an alternative. I have only 2 requirements, ...
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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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Android audiobook player (that remembers position)

I upload MP3-format audiobooks to my Android (4.x) device, and need an audiobook player that remembers that farthest that I've gotten into any given album (though I'd settle for just remembering ...
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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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Video player makes displayed subtitles select-able 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 ...
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What video player has an accurate frame count or a precise timestamp?

I have a number of WTV video files (Windows Media Center TV Recordings) that I have recorded. WTV is just the container, but the video codec is usually MPEG-2 or sometimes H.264. I would like the ...
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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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Media player that will properly loop a file with no intervening silence

I've created a WAV file that loops perfectly, as verified by using Loop Play in the Audacity audio editor. I want to keep the file small and have my media player loop it rather than having the file ...
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Looking for media player for Windows 8.1

I'm looking for a media player for my new PC. In the past I have been using the include bloatware, but I want something that is better than that. The requirements I have for the software is this: ...
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Media Center with UI similar to Popcorn Time

I like the UI of Popcorn Time a lot. I'm looking for a program with a similar UI, but which uses local files instead of torrents (scans directories for files, gets information about them from the ...
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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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Media player to add bookmarks at specific times in a video?

Is there a video player for Windows that lets you add bookmarks at specific times in the video? For example I have a tutorial video that I frequently keep coming back to but only to look up a couple ...
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Podcast player for Android

I'm looking for an app to listen to podcasts. Ideally it should be able to download episodes for later playback (when network connection won't be available) and be able to resume from where I left off ...
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No-nonsense mp3 player for Mac?

Looking for a nice, simple, user friendly, no-nonsense mp3 player for Mac. Or actually, not specific mp3 but just a general audio / music player. I hate iTunes. I want something that doesn't force me ...
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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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How to present and play Video Media to home users

I have a collection of videos in many different formats. What are good solutions for presenting the whole collection and playing media to home users? Users working directly on the "server"?(Currently ...
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Media player with mouse-selectable subtitles (for copy and paste)

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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What's a good program for browsing a folder containing many animated gifs and mp4 short loops?

When everyone just used animated GIFs, I could download a ton of animated GIFs, put them in one folder. I'd open one of the GIFs with Ifranview and then use the arrow keys to go from one GIF to the ...
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Pandora-like playlist creation of local library

Sometimes I want to listen to a particular feel of music but my music library is very diverse so not all of it fits in the feel I want to listen to. Right now I have to resort to going to particular ...
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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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HLS Playback functionality for WPF/WinForms

I'm looking for a library/plugin that provides HLS (Http Live Streaming) playback for Windows Presentation Framework or Windows Forms (That I'll them embed in WPF). The existing MediaElement class ...
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Audio player with multiple track playing support

I am looking for an audio player which can play multiple audio files simultaneously (not in queue or playlist). Each audio track should have its own controls. One example of such an application is ...
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Music Player for listening to audio books

I listen to my audio books, audio lectures a lot. I need a music player in my PC that runs on Windows can remember the latest seconds I listened and keep them in a specific place to refer them ...
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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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What's a good media player for the Raspberry Pi?

I'm looking for a good media player that can play MP3, WMA, FLAC, and OGG audio files, as well as MP4, WMV, MKV, and VOB files with fairly good quality (320 Kbps audio and 1080p60) on my Raspberry Pi ...
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Free Media Player for Android

I'm looking for a free Android media player that's more pleasant to use than Songbird (crashes/freezes on me) and the built-in Sony version (clumsy to navigate) that came preinstalled on my device (an ...
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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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Is there an app to stream torrent videos?

I need an app that works like Popcorn Time, but Popcorn Time is limited to the movies it gives you, I'd like an app that I can input a torrent file url and it will stream the video. I'm actually using ...
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Media player that will show list all videos in a folder with a PVR / DVR like interface

I recently ripped movies from my DVD collection and have it neatly organized in a folder on my Windows desktop. Is there any media that will list out all the videos in that folder, movie poster and ...
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Looking for Android music player that can sync with desktop ( osx / linux )

I am currently using Clementine on OSX and Ubuntu - quite happy with it, the gpodder.net integration seems very useful. Gpodder.net is also supported on Android app AntennaPod, so far so ok ;) I'd ...
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Bookmark locations in videos

I have some exercise videos where I would like to have "bookmarks" at certain points. What kind of software will let me do that? Windows/Android (often the same files "synced between devices). ...
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Android music player that doesn't show full-screen album art

When I play or choose music from my phone in public (using headphones, of course), I don't like how the album art is displayed in most players - usually covering half the screen. My main goal here is ...
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Stream a movie to a friend

I want to stream a video file I have locally to show it to a friend, e.g., to watch a movie together. Is there such a program? I use Ubuntu but I don't know what OS my friend uses.
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Windows/Mac music player with recommendations/discovery feature (not iTunes)

I've had music players on Android (e.g. MixZing) that also have a feature to suggest music you might like based on what's in your library. I believe iTunes does something similar ("Genius"? Or that ...
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Windows or Android application to rotate videos 90 degrees

I've noticed that some videos I take are rotated 180 degrees or 90 degrees. When I play them back in Windows (using any number of video players) or a Bluray player with USB input, they are rotated, ...
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Is there a good media center program with these specs?

I'm planning on turning an old laptop into a media center for our home. However, I need some pretty specific features: Netflix integration Hulu integration YouTube integration XBOX controller support ...
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Offline music player for iOS that can sort items by year (from MP3 tag)?

I am having trouble finding a free iOS app that can simply load a bunch of MP3s (via 'File Sharing' from iTunes) and sort all tracks in the app by release year as taken from the MP3 tags. I have ...
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Command-line CD player for Linux

I'm looking for a decent open-source command-line CD player for Linux preferably available in the Debian repos. I've tried the following options: mpv, but it can't select tracks mplayer, but it ...
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Firefox extension to let the user open YouTube videos with SMPlayer or VLC conveniently?

VLC and SMPlayer have the ability to stream YouTube videos. Is there an extension for Firefox to conveniently open the video in the current YouTube page in SMPlayer or VLC?