Player for computer?

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patseguin Offline
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Now that I have a ton of MKV's on my server for my XBMC boxes, is there a good player out there for MKV's for my computer if I just want to play something in a Window while I work?

Server: Synology Diskstation 1511+ with 8x 3TB drives and DSM 5.0
Main HTPC: Home built Intel core i3, 8GB RAM, Corsair 128GB SSD, nVidia 630GTX, Rii micro keyboard remote, Pioneer VSX-53, Panasonic VT30 65" 3D TV, OpenElec 4.1.2
Bedroom HTPC: Zotac-ID 41 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD, Rii micro keyboard remote, Samsung HW-E550, Sony Google TV, OpenElec 4.1.2
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gollumscave Offline
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windows media player? VLC player? XBMC in windowed mode?
any player will work as long as you install the codecs (google for KLITE CODEC PACK)
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DecK Offline
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Why not just use XBMC?
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patseguin Offline
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Just wanted something to simply play a video, XBMC is more for my HTPC's. Got VLC and it's really nice. I downloaded Free MKV Player and it installed extra crap and I can't even find the player.

Server: Synology Diskstation 1511+ with 8x 3TB drives and DSM 5.0
Main HTPC: Home built Intel core i3, 8GB RAM, Corsair 128GB SSD, nVidia 630GTX, Rii micro keyboard remote, Pioneer VSX-53, Panasonic VT30 65" 3D TV, OpenElec 4.1.2
Bedroom HTPC: Zotac-ID 41 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD, Rii micro keyboard remote, Samsung HW-E550, Sony Google TV, OpenElec 4.1.2
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Martijn Offline
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Media Player Classic
http://mpc-hc.sourceforge.net/

(moved to other section because non XBMC question)

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Orclas Offline
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VLC is a good old and reliable windows playback friend of mine. It has so far played just about anything.

HTPC: OpenELEC 3.0.2 (XBMC 12.2) on XS35GTv2 (Ion2 with 4Gb RAM)
NAS: FreeNAS build on a Dell scrap computer (3x 2TB Raid5'd to 4TB actual storage)
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microcrackle Offline
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Orclas Wrote:VLC is a good old and reliable windows playback friend of mine. It has so far played just about anything.

Definitely agree with that...There is nothing that it doesn't play. Even damaged stuff.
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(This post was last modified: 2012-03-02 11:42 by microcrackle.)
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