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VLC tops our Media Player Survey

More than a third of the respondents in the last poll agreed that VLC is the most preferred media player. Windows Media Player came in at a close second.

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What’s actually more interesting is that the other third of those who sent in their feedback had other media players in mind. That’s on top of the 8 choices I put up.

There were media players recommended that I’ve only heard of the first time — GOM player and KM player. Interestingly enough, there were quite a number of people who are still loyal to Media Player Classic.

Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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24 Responses

  1. Andre Marcelo-Tanner says:

    by media player classic we dont mean the old Microsoft Windows Media Player btw, MPC is a open source project that plays almost any video file and uses less resources than VLC.

  2. cris says:

    above is correct.

  3. Techie says:

    It’s also the player that is commonly bundled with the codec packs like k-lite

  4. calvin says:

    as well as storm codec. mpc rocks!

  5. felipe says:

    i love gom. very simple yet powerful.

  6. PowerDVD is better, I think.

  7. Eizan says:

    Media Player Classic is not the old version of Microsoft’s WMP, Sir Abe. :) It’s a different software.

    I, myself use it, because it’s lightweight and only provides what it should unlike other bloatwares.

  8. yuga says:

    Oh, I didn’t know about that. Was thinking of the old MPC.

  9. Lawrence says:

    I used to love VLC too…but GOM seems to be a more capable all around video player.

  10. Patrick says:

    Like the others, I was voting for the open source MPC and not the old WMP from MS. :)

  11. Actually, Media Player Classic was born because people prefer the “old” Windows Media Player. Yes, MPC is that old.


  12. Eric says:

    GOM Player is a nice alternative too

  13. vaughn says:

    same here, i was talking about the “new” open-source MPC when i replied to the survey, not the actual “old” MPC :)

  14. andromayer says:

    i voted for ‘Other’. i used to use RealPlayer10(with 3gp upgrade) and/or quicktime, + powerdvd. but now, i am using KLite Codec with Media player classic as front end. i think all-in-one package na. light, regularly updated, and nost of all, opensource(free)

  15. VLC rocks. One of the best media player out there. The osx version is far better than the built in mac media player.

  16. caloisky says:

    i’m using bs player. it’s reliable, fast, and very user friendly

  17. mark says:

    Gom Player :) It’s user friendly and I like it’s features

  18. Victor says:

    yes, VLC is much better than other media player, it can read almost any kind of video file.

  19. Eleanor says:

    You are all saddos

  20. Yoga says:

    Anything that can play porn is good enough for me

  21. modstar says:

    Media Player Classic would have easily beat them if it’s only in the poll. It’s got excellent screenshot maker too!

  22. Scijoe21 says:

    VLC consumes small amount of system resources, one of the best, hands down.

  23. IC DeaDPiPoL says:

    Media Player Classic Home Cinema is good now that it supports h.264 decoding via internal filter (VPDAU, FFMPEG-HT). Only needed to add vobsub for subtitle rendering and perhaps CoreAVC as an alternate h.264 decoder since it consumes less resources.

    In GNU/Linux I prefer SMPlayer as a frontend for MPlayer which has the most GUI based customization options.

    VLC IMO is useful for streams since I’ve had issues with its blocky video rendering and problematic subtitle rendering.

  24. carl says:

    im using MPC for 7 years now. From CCCP to the one developed by Gabest with KLite codec pack, i downloaded it directly from sourceforge.
    I used ITunes, QT, WMP, GOM, VLC, DivX and WinAmp before.
    It’s my generic media player for all! :D

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