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Alternative to Windows Media Player that supports all video/audio files

I would recommend VLC it will play just about any video/audio you throw at it (except rmvb) it is not under 30mb in size, it's around 100mb (after installation), but this is due to it containing all ...
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Alternative to Windows Media Player that supports all video/audio files

I would recommend Media Player Classic - Home Cinema. It has the same interface as the old media player in WinXP but plays most video and audio files. I find MPC-HC is easier to turn subtitles on and ...
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Movie player where volume can be increased over 100%

You can use any video player and increase the volume up using the sound server PulseAudio Volume Control (aka. pavucontrol and previously known as Polypaudio): free run on Ubuntu (KDE/Gnome) amplify ...
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Software to view video files very fast

You can try VLC from videolan.org. It is free, but you should donate if you use it (especially in a business environment). :) It supports up to 32x playback speed - 32 seconds real footage in 1 ...
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Software to view video files very fast

You could extract one image every X seconds, which you can do using FFmpeg (free, open-source, Windows, Mac and Linux) with the command ffmpeg -i input.mov -r 0.25 output_%04d.png to get a picture ...
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Plugin or standalone audio player to verbally announce next song

Metal Player has an option to verbally announce next song, or the song that has just finished. Default it's disabled, but you can enable this option from Settings > Intelligent Playback. It has ...
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Media player to add bookmarks at specific times in a video?

VLC supports this feature. You do it by clicking Playback → Custom Bookmarks (or, just Ctrl+B) → Create, and VLC will create a bookmark at the current position (displayed in images below). I've ...
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Media player to add bookmarks at specific times in a video?

KMPlayer is the perfect media player for this (and for everything else :). I switched from VLC to this a year ago, because of the (simple) bookmark feature, and you can play any format of video. To ...
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Is there an audio player for Android which remembers my last position in a track?

Use MX Player for Android.You can even start the audio from the first or resume it from the last time where you have stopped it. It also works for video files.
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Free Blue-ray Movie Player

I see you've been having trouble. Check out PotPlayer. Supports Windows 8 perfectly, too. :) http://www.videohelp.com/tools/PotPlayer
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Media player that will properly loop a file with no intervening silence

Foobar2000 should support gapless playback - its supposed to work for lossless tracks, and WAV is, well not compressed, so is as lossless as they come. You'll likely need to create a playlist with a ...
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Video player that doesn't stop playing when screen turns off

VLC for Android Audio files are played even when you lock the device. Video files are paused, however, you can play a video file as an audio file, so that you retain the former behavior. Likewise, ...
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Looking for media player for Windows 8.1

I think VideoLAN VLC has it all: Simple, fast and powerful media player. Plays everything: Files, Discs, Webcams, Devices and Streams. Plays most codecs with no codec packs needed: MPEG-...
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No-nonsense mp3 player for Mac?

VLC Media Player is the best for your requirement Doesn't ask for any "Import" or "Creating Music Libraries"
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Media player on Linux

VLC is the ultimate media player. Install the Ubuntu default repository version: sudo apt install vlc Install the latest version (has Blu-ray support): sudo snap install vlc How to make a ...
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Video player that doesn't stop playing when screen turns off

MX Player This player has a 'Background play' option (under 'Player' in the settings) that does exactly what you want. I just tested it on my Lenovo Yoga 10 HD+, it kept playing the audio after I hit ...
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Playing multiple video files side by side

You can do that using Movavi video editor. Here is the link to tutorial on how to split videos into a single window. If you want to do that online for Youtube videos,you can use SwigView
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Software to view video files very fast

You can use smplayer, its a freeware, open-source project based on mplayer, a very robust and fast media player. It's available for Windows and Linux. You can configure the seek time through its ...
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Podcast player for Android

Podkicker Podcast Player is free; Podkicker Pro is cheap; and both are rated 4 stars or better on Google Play. I'm currently subscribed to around 35 podcasts and I typically have in excess of 1GB of ...
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Music Player for listening to audio books

To remember the last played position in an audio track you can use VLC player with VLC srpos plugin: free and open source Windows remember the last played position on a per file basis, not just the ...
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Android audiobook player (that remembers position)

Have a look at Mortplayer https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=de.stohelit.audiobookplayer It remembers the last point played in each file, has exact times stamp searching as well as skip ...
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Media Center with UI similar to Popcorn Time

I'd advise XBMC. It scans local files (movies, episodes or music), 'scrapes' them for information (gets information about them from various websites), and displays them in a nice interface. ...
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How to present and play Video Media to home users

I would suggest using VCL from VideoLAN as it is free, cross platform and describes almost exactly the usage you suggest.
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Player that skips over silent parts of an audio/video?

There are a few python scripts, mostly working with ffmpeg about that could help: Video Grep can either look for specific words in the subtitles of videos MoviePy can be used to extract the audio ...
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Player that skips over silent parts of an audio/video?

Right now, the only (low-effort) solution that I know it's to upload the video to youtube and watch it on NewPipe with fast-forward over silence on. NewPipe uses ExoPlayer by Google, which is a video ...
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Player that skips over silent parts of an audio/video?

Since you have the video files on your machine, one approach is to edit the video files themselves, instead of having it be a feature of the video player. jumpcutter The best software to do this that ...
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Media player with thumbnails over timeline

Media Player Classic - BE https://sourceforge.net/projects/mpcbe You might need to enable the preview feature in the settings:
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Video player for Windows 10

You should try and use the VLC Media player. VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework that plays most multimedia files as well as DVDs, Audio CDs, VCDs, and ...
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Media player with audio fade-out feature

foobar2000 is an advanced freeware audio player for the Windows platform.
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Free Blue-ray Movie Player

The Blu-ray playback addon (direct download link) pack for VLC may be what you are looking for. See here for instructions on how to use it. It will make Blu-ray support in VLC just work. It is free ...
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