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Anonymous
March 19, 2005 2:07:47 PM

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Recently I tried an install of "Foxy Tunes" a plug in for Fire Fox and
Thunderbird (www.mozilla.org) browser and mail/Usenet/RSS client.

Alas, it did not like my version of Windows Media player and nothing
else I have really plays mp3's well (it's running in the background as I
type) so I visited the foxy tunes home page and looked for a more
compatible player... Wound up at www.corecoded.com and downloaded the
free version of their media player (Core Media Player)

I should note I have ELCARD's moonlight decoder package on board.

Computer is a Pentium II 366Mhz laptop, (Thinkpad 600e) 29x Meg of ram
and windows 98se Video is stored on an external USB HD. (I have a
choice of 1.1 or 2.0 currently using 1.1)

with Power DVD (Which up to now did about the best job) I occasionally
got stuttering audio and other issues.

Just for the "Heck" of it I tried out the Core player

Very impressed, Good clear video (best to date, note, others may do as
well) good audio sync, no problems, So far I've watched one hour and one
half hour show. And it is currently playing an MP3 audio file

This computer is a "Minimum platform" for playing video files, so it's a
good test of a player's use of resources. Video LAN for example, will
not work on this system, Elcard's MPEG player worked but... It was not
pretty (Gave me nothing but grief if I tried to do a "Fast Forward"

Only complaint about the Core is fast forward is a pain... There is no
real fast forward. But with video there is a nice "Slider" you can
slid, response was a bit slow but see the platform above, It does not
use the Event files so it can not auto-jump.

Now, if you pay them 10 bucks you get the full version... The full
version plays DVD's (That's about the only difference) I may invest
cause Power DVD has the same stuttering issues with some DVDs here.

I have yet to test it with streaming from the Replay files (will do that
later) but the options strongly suggest it will work. Buttons are clear
and easy to understand (unlike Power DVD) Works well.. I may just scrap
windows media player as well. Supports WIN AMP plug ins

And according to the configuration menu it recognized the Elcard
Moonlight codecs and loaded them too.

Oh yes, the MP3's it is playing in the background as I type this

www.totouchthestars.com

The player www.corecoded.com
Anonymous
March 27, 2005 9:26:00 AM

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John in Detroit <Blanked@sbcglobal.net> wrote:

> Just for the "Heck" of it I tried out the Core player
>
> Very impressed, Good clear video (best to date, note, others may do as
> well) good audio sync, no problems, So far I've watched one hour and one
> half hour show. And it is currently playing an MP3 audio file
>
> This computer is a "Minimum platform" for playing video files, so it's a
> good test of a player's use of resources.

I installed the basic Core Player and it locks up every time. I have a
Win98SE system (850 MHz, 512MB, Matrox video card).

Windows Media Player does a much better job, but still poorly enough that
I was looking for a substitute.


--
Jeff

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Anonymous
March 27, 2005 7:14:45 PM

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On Sun, 27 Mar 2005 05:26:00 -0600, Jeff Lindstrom
<j_r_lind@adelphia.net> wrote:

>John in Detroit <Blanked@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
>
>> Just for the "Heck" of it I tried out the Core player
>>
>> Very impressed, Good clear video (best to date, note, others may do as
>> well) good audio sync, no problems, So far I've watched one hour and one
>> half hour show. And it is currently playing an MP3 audio file
>>
>> This computer is a "Minimum platform" for playing video files, so it's a
>> good test of a player's use of resources.
>
> I installed the basic Core Player and it locks up every time. I have a
>Win98SE system (850 MHz, 512MB, Matrox video card).
>
> Windows Media Player does a much better job, but still poorly enough that
>I was looking for a substitute.

Notice that I just mentioned VLC in another thread. Try that.

--
Mark Lloyd
has a Replay 5xxx
http://notstupid.laughingsquid.com

"The idea that there is an invisible being who
created and still runs this old universe is so
childish, so obviously contrived, that it is hard to
believe anyone with even a modicum of education can
still fall for that scam."
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Anonymous
March 27, 2005 11:31:49 PM

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Jeff Lindstrom wrote:
> John in Detroit <Blanked@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
>
>
>>Just for the "Heck" of it I tried out the Core player
>>
>>Very impressed, Good clear video (best to date, note, others may do as
>>well) good audio sync, no problems, So far I've watched one hour and one
>>half hour show. And it is currently playing an MP3 audio file
>>
>>This computer is a "Minimum platform" for playing video files, so it's a
>>good test of a player's use of resources.
>
>
> I installed the basic Core Player and it locks up every time. I have a
> Win98SE system (850 MHz, 512MB, Matrox video card).
>
> Windows Media Player does a much better job, but still poorly enough that
> I was looking for a substitute.
>
>
Interesting cause the Basic Core player is working just fine on this IBM
thinkpad, only it does not do streaminmg, just playback. This is a 600e,
it's 366Mhz P2, 292 Meg ram, standard intergrated video and audio, only
"Upgrade" is a larger hard drive to replace the 20 gigger that crashed
Anonymous
March 28, 2005 5:11:39 AM

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Mark Lloyd <mlloyd@5xxxmail.com5xxx> wrote:

>> Windows Media Player does a much better job, but still poorly enough
>> that I was looking for a substitute.
>
> Notice that I just mentioned VLC in another thread. Try that.

I installed it. While it doesn't seem to break when I fast forward or
skip back (as does Windows Media Player), the time display is not only
wrong, but it varies over half the scale (both total and current timing)
while playing. When paused, a 30 minute show is listed as being 45
minutes. What gives with that?


--
Jeff

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Anonymous
March 28, 2005 4:11:49 PM

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On Mon, 28 Mar 2005 01:11:39 -0600, Jeff Lindstrom
<j_r_lind@adelphia.net> wrote:

>Mark Lloyd <mlloyd@5xxxmail.com5xxx> wrote:
>
>>> Windows Media Player does a much better job, but still poorly enough
>>> that I was looking for a substitute.
>>
>> Notice that I just mentioned VLC in another thread. Try that.
>
> I installed it. While it doesn't seem to break when I fast forward or
>skip back (as does Windows Media Player), the time display is not only
>wrong, but it varies over half the scale (both total and current timing)
>while playing. When paused, a 30 minute show is listed as being 45
>minutes. What gives with that?

I think that problem is particular to files from the Replay. There's a
special verwsion of VLC that's supposed to fix that. See
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?s=3963e41...
This is a forum, but they don't keep you from just reading, like some
do.

--
Mark Lloyd
has a Replay 5xxx
http://notstupid.laughingsquid.com

"The idea that there is an invisible being who
created and still runs this old universe is so
childish, so obviously contrived, that it is hard to
believe anyone with even a modicum of education can
still fall for that scam."
Anonymous
March 29, 2005 2:32:40 AM

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Mark Lloyd <mlloyd@5xxxmail.com5xxx> wrote:

> I think that problem is particular to files from the Replay. There's a
> special verwsion of VLC that's supposed to fix that. See
> http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?s=3963e41...
> 33ba8d2da&threadid=432559&highlight=VideoLAN

I'm using VLC Version 0.8.1. It seems unlikely that he would have
removed the fixe, doesn't it?


--
Jeff

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Anonymous
March 29, 2005 1:50:02 PM

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On Mon, 28 Mar 2005 22:32:40 -0600, Jeff Lindstrom
<j_r_lind@adelphia.net> wrote:

>Mark Lloyd <mlloyd@5xxxmail.com5xxx> wrote:
>
>> I think that problem is particular to files from the Replay. There's a
>> special verwsion of VLC that's supposed to fix that. See
>> http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?s=3963e41...
>> 33ba8d2da&threadid=432559&highlight=VideoLAN
>
> I'm using VLC Version 0.8.1. It seems unlikely that he would have
>removed the fixe, doesn't it?

What I heard made it sound like a special version for Replay, rather
than the main VLC.

--
Mark Lloyd
has a Replay 5xxx
http://notstupid.laughingsquid.com

"The idea that there is an invisible being who
created and still runs this old universe is so
childish, so obviously contrived, that it is hard to
believe anyone with even a modicum of education can
still fall for that scam."
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