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  1. #11

    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Hi there

    VLC will play any codec known to man or beast -- great little FREE media player - especially video. Also plays commercial ENCRYPTED DVD's too.

    VideoLAN - Download official VLC media player for Windows

    For Audio loads of other FREE one's -- Media monkey etc. I paid a small amount more for Winamp Pro --great for all my audio stuff.

    Why on Earth would you want MS's attempt at a media player - WMP is basically an abomination -- and really who needs even WMC since all the TV streams you want are readily available all over the Internet -- you don't even need a TV tuner card any more.

    If you really MUST have WMP download the "Non N" version -- same key as you've already got. If you are a TechNet subscriber you can reactivate again (keys are good for 10 activations).

    VLC will not play midi files.

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  2. #12

    I have just bought the windows mag June 2015. On page 58/59 is 10 free media players:

    1. VLC 2. GOM Media Player 3. SM PLayer 4. Zoom Player 5. KMPlayer 6. Easy -data player 7. Realplayer 8. Jetaudio 9. MPC Home cinema and 10. Foobar2000 - all are compatible with 8.1.
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