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(maybe) ReactOS Media Player

Post by AcetoliNe » Thu Feb 03, 2005 3:56 pm

Now that sound support is slowly being added, the question of a media player comes to mind.
What do you think? Should ReactOS have it's own homemade player (possibly compatible with WMP) or should we simply stick to Winamp or XMPlay or open source media players?
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Post by bratao » Thu Feb 03, 2005 4:01 pm

i dont know, but maybe i can do this job, isnt too hard to do this
in c++ builder i can do one in minutes, and in 1 week i can do a very reliabe one

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Post by Gasmann » Thu Feb 03, 2005 4:06 pm

Someone already wrote a working mediaplayer called 'ROSAMP' :roll:
However I don't know where I found it...

EDIT: Sorry, the name wasn't ROSAMP, it's ReactAMP.

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Post by jnolles » Thu Feb 03, 2005 4:27 pm

gasmann wrote:Someone already wrote a working mediaplayer called 'ROSAMP' :roll:
However I don't know where I found it...

EDIT: Sorry, the name wasn't ROSAMP, it's ReactAMP.
What? do you remember ReactAMP? I made it quite a while ago for ReactOS 0.2.3 i think. Its just WinAMP 0.9?? edited with Resource Hacker....
I don't have it anymore, but its cool someone remembers it, and yeah, it worked great on ROS. though i'd never had any sound out of it because of the lack of a sound driver....

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Post by AcetoliNe » Thu Feb 03, 2005 4:34 pm

i dont know, but maybe i can do this job, isnt too hard to do this
in c++ builder i can do one in minutes, and in 1 week i can do a very reliabe one
For a simple media player you're right.

But for a full media system (including the codecs, file format parsers, skins, ...) compatible with Windows Media Player, It's not such an easy job. Not all of microsoft's formats are documented, and those which ARE are not documented very well. One example is the WMP skin format: WMZ. I don't see how anything short of a web browser could decode the skin format and apply it.

BTW, I don't mean to discourage you. If you think you can do it, DO IT!!! ;) I'd be more than glad to use your player to listen to my mp3s.
ReactAMP sounds nice, by the way.
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Post by Lolo » Thu Feb 03, 2005 5:19 pm

bratao wrote:i dont know, but maybe i can do this job, isnt too hard to do this
in c++ builder i can do one in minutes, and in 1 week i can do a very reliabe one
Hi,

Maybe you can have a look at DelphAmp (GPL)
http://www.delphamp.com/

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Post by w3seek » Thu Feb 03, 2005 5:27 pm

I like the Media Player Classic most, looking forward to see it in some ROS distributions in the future ;)

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Post by Luemmel » Thu Feb 03, 2005 5:39 pm

vlc is a quite powerful media player under GPL for windows linux *BSD MacOS,...
it has codecs for many formats included
last time i tested it with reactos the installation routine worked but vlc produced a kmode exception
http://www.videolan.org/vlc/
http://www.videolan.org/vlc/features.html

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Post by loki1985 » Thu Feb 03, 2005 5:47 pm

sure, VLC is cool, just 2 bad things:

- it doesn't give any feedback when file type not supported
- it is quite unstable (at least on my win2k machine)....

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Post by Asraniel » Thu Feb 03, 2005 5:54 pm

i hope everyone agrees that the player has to be open source

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Post by Quigs » Thu Feb 03, 2005 5:59 pm

Check out coolplayer (coolplayer.sf.net) for audio
VLC is definitely my vote for Video.

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Post by w3seek » Thu Feb 03, 2005 6:58 pm

MPC is under the GPL and includes a decend dvd player ;)

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Post by Phalanx » Thu Feb 03, 2005 7:08 pm

VLC has to be the best video player for windows, except we need something that uses directshow like WMP does, supports their file formats and all the rest.

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Post by jnolles » Thu Feb 03, 2005 7:57 pm

I allso like Media Classic Player the most, it GPL and contains its own codecs. And it has the same interface as the default Windows Media Player!

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Post by Harteex » Thu Feb 03, 2005 8:15 pm

I'm all for Media Player Classic, my favourite video player.

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