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Media Player Classic vs. VLC?

Asked by FutureMemory (24476points) June 9th, 2009

A lot of people swear by VLC, but I just don’t get it. It has a ton of neat features and tweaks, but the video quality isn’t quite as good as MPC. Or am I wrong? Are there settings I’m just not aware of? Does the brand new version of VLC look better?

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The_Compassionate_Heretic's avatar

I prefer MPC.
Barebones software is what I want.

pikipupiba's avatar

MPC effin rules! I love the ability to slow down my home movies.

FutureMemory's avatar

I love MPC except for one thing – you can’t darken the color of the control bar. It’s quite a contrast from whatever you might be watching, unless you go full screen of course. Has anyone figured out how to solve this? This issue alone forces me to try out other media players, it’s a huge problem for my delicate eyes :(

archer's avatar

i think mpc vs vlc is pretty much an even match, but smplayer, which uses the mpc engine, kicks both their booties. check it.

MacBean's avatar

I don’t see a difference in video quality. I use VLC because it will play anything. I have issues with MPC not playing some files correctly.

shockvalue's avatar

VLC FTW LOL !!1
sry

Vincentt's avatar

I use MPC more often, but then I’m referring to Music Player Client, not Media Player Classic :P

Anyway, VLC is easy because I’m not on Windows that often, but a portable version is available, it plays most anything (this is often a problem on Windows) and the quality is good enough for me.

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