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Old July 25, 2009, 07:17 PM
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I'm looking to see if anyone knows of a decent music player for VMC. I find the standard player isn't too bad and it plays ok but it can't handle flacs wellin the menuing.
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Old August 2, 2009, 10:14 PM
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So I'm guessing by the no responses I've gotten that there isn't a music player plugin for VMC, or at least not a good one. So I'd like to open up the question to what Median Playr front end should I use to get a good music player?

So far I've tried XBMC and it handles flacs fine but the player is pretty much featureless. I like the setup of VMC since anyone whos never used a computer before can use it, also it has the queue which is good for use like a juke box. Also I haven't found any mention that bluray player software (namely TMT) can be integrated into it. So XBMC seems to be off the radar for a media player.

I've also tried Media portal, which seems better than XBMC but still a little cumbersome. It has the queue feature but it takes a bit to get there. Not that big of deal for me but not intuitive for a guest who isn't computer savy. REmote setup seems like it might be a bit of an ordeal, but again doable, andI think I've found a sorce for a bit of code to integrate TMT.

So, so far MP is at the top of the list as far as media players go (since VMC sucks at flac support) but it's still not great. I'd love to hear what other options I have.
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Not sure if this will help:
http://www.onetipaday.com/2008/10/12...-media-center/
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Yeah, that's what I'm using now. It works technically but everything doesn't get put in the library perfectly every time. It's a slick setup when it works but a real PITA when it doesn't. Maybe I should checkout if W7MC does any better.
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