I switched to VLC

loocas | miscellaneous | Monday, August 23rd, 2010

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I’ve been a user of Media Player Classic since I remember. I don’t like the default Windows Media Player and any other alternatives didn’t interest me since all I needed was provided by MPC.

However, the latest version of MPC is such a piece of shit, it was almost unusable! Constant crashes, missing DLLs and stuff like that made me to take a closer look at VLC, which I’ve seen being used much often than MPC. I was pleased they provided an install-free version, so I downloaded the ZIP archive, extracted, tried out and after setting up some keyboard shortcuts etc… I must say, I am impressed!

The stability, speed and user friendliness won me over.

So long, MPC, it’s been pleasure using you, however, the competition has clearly an edge in all areas.


  1. well, i am not quite convinced on user friendliness… (might be its cos i am using vls in german :)
    but i also dont have any alternative to vls. so its the best of what i know, though its not perfect.
    welcome to vls world :)

    Comment by mantas — September 21, 2010 @ 15:18

  2. For me, the best thing that lets it stand out of the crowd is the ability to play files while they are being downloaded. Other than that, I often find some color/contrast mismatches, anyways VLC is certainly should be on everyone’s machine! )

    Comment by Farid — September 27, 2010 @ 10:46

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