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Windows 8.1 Battery Life Investigation

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    Windows 10 Pro Prieview x64

    Windows 8.1 Battery Life Investigation


    Seems WMP is much better than VLC for battery life and here was me thinking it was a pointless application whose time had passed

    Windows Media Player manages 418 minutes of playback time with the MP4 file or 32% better than MPCHC and 36% better than VLC.
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  2. #2


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    Windows 7 uiltimate, Windows 8.1 pro 64bit, Windows server 2008R2, Windows 10 TP


    I never liked VLC, I think WMP and separate codecs and filters for formats you want to play (and WMP can not) is way better than VLC.
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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Unfortunately Xbox Music isn't something like Windows Media Player...
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