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Need help finding a media player

by Username134 / November 24, 2006 8:20 AM PST

I'm looking for a media player that can play many codecs and manually adjust the play rate between 100%-200% (with sound).
I know Windows media player 10 can do this but only for most audio files and some video files.

Preferably free, but if you know a good one that has to be bought, I am willing to pay.


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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 24, 2006 10:36 AM PST

Source code is available if you need better speed control but it's open for you to tinker inside.

There are open source programmers that will tailor it to your needs.


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VLC player
by Username134 / November 27, 2006 7:10 AM PST
In reply to: We have VLCPLAYER.

VLC player goes from 2 to 4, to 8.

How do i tinker the sources code?

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Hint: Programming.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 27, 2006 7:21 AM PST
In reply to: VLC player

You would look at the code that responds to the faster and slower buttons and change that to your need then recompile it. On the surface a trivial item.


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VlC, no sound
by Username134 / November 28, 2006 11:20 AM PST
In reply to: Hint: Programming.

Theres no sound after the speed is adjusted which is a problem the purpose of finding myself a media player with a faster playrate is to save time watching my DVD collection.

There is a freeware program called TCPMP for ppc. Im sure if a ppc can play a video at specific speeds with sound, a desktop pc can. Problem is i cant find a proper media player.

Anymore suggestions?

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I'm using it with some video and works fine.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 28, 2006 11:42 AM PST
In reply to: VlC, no sound

The encoding is DivX and the audio layer is MP3. It's very probable that your video encoding may not support the variable audio speed in VLC.

Hopefully you can transcode it or encode it so VLC can do it's magic.

I thought your requirement was for video files and not DVD. For DVD you can try the various commercial DVD players your find out there. Most have demos and once you find one you like then buy that one.


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