Best media player software?

Dubber Dan Sep 8, 2004

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    Dubber Dan Systems Buster

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    Is winamp the best software out there for playing media (particularly music) or is there a better choice? Maybe something open source?
     
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    I use Virtuosa for audio and Video LAN (VLC) for all video.

    I find media player to be a real POS, and somehow never got on with winamp.

    Steve
     
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    Dubber Dan Systems Buster

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    I'll check em out...

    and still on your aside, of sorts, have you heard psy through a Peavey Black Widow? Fookin sweet I can tell ya :Grin:
     
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    Steve0 Senior Member

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    I still love winamp! :Grin:
     
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    for video the best is VLC, well at least for mac :Smile3:
    love it, and they keep updating
     
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    Plank! The Sound Faery

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    Not had to time align a rig in some time (1) - in theory any mic will do, but as you can get a behringer measurement mic for about £30 why take the chance.
    Do not use a "vocal" mic ie-SM58, the response is nowhere near flat enough, and it has some horrific phase shifts across its range.

    BTW don't think that the measurement mic is only good for time alignment and frequency response - its an Omni directional full range mic thats great all sorts of things. Using a pair for live recording, or to mic up a concert grand piano, are just a couple of examples that come to mind. Just bear in mind that it offers no feedback rejection whatsoever :Smile3:

    (1) All the Opus rigs are time aligned, using a Klark Teknik measurement mic. The boxes are physically time aligned - all drivers being on the same centre-line, tho compensation is used in the crossover if reflex loaded subs are used - all still analogue, using resonant circuits as a delay :P
     
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    soliptic whirling mathematician

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    yes i'm still rocking winamp 2.91

    do u realise tho that v5 is basically 2.9.nextversion,

    v3 was not written by justin frankel and everyone knows its a POS, so for 5 they threw it away, and went back to v2 codebase, adding in only tose features frmo 3 which everyone liked,.... by all accounts 5 is just as good as 2... but i'm too lazy to have updated
     
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    dogcow SMOKER

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    I had winamp5 for a week or so but it crashes if you leave it to play for 2-3 days. Its still much better then 3 though. Its just that winamp 2.91 does all I want it to do. I really cant be bothered to upgrade to anything else.

    oh, the only feature that I ever wanted winamp to have and it still doesn't is drag and drop from the playlist. Say, to Nero or such :Grin:
     
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    Cheers Steve, was gonna get one of the Behringer measuing mics anyway, just not b4 the w/e and wanted to set it up on Saturday. By sub is a 6th order bandpass so i'm not sure of the standard group delay they suffer from. The rest I can pace out but the starting point is tricky. I was gonna guess at around 12ms to begin with and fiddle from there (plus any distance delay for speaker placement)
     
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    Norty, what are you trying to delay?
    12ms is over 4 meters, somewhat more than I'd expect from a bandpass box.
    Time alignment is normally measured in mm/inches
     
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    I was working on information supplied by Rog Mogale from Speakerplans where he stated that a reflex ported box could suffer up to 10ms delay due to the ports, even when positionally aligned. Working on the basis that generally the more ports the greater the group delay inherent in the design i thought 12 would be good to start.

    It'll be a pair of passively x-overed mid-tops (1" CD and 15" neo driver, already sorted phase correction in box) which i'm looking to x-over @ 100hz then a 2x18 Beyma 6th order sub from 100 down to natural cutoff (around 45hz i believe)

    This is all providing the paint is dry in time...... :Grin:

    Actually, i think i may just buy that mic and let the box do the work!!
     
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